Paris Saint-Germain will be out for revenge when they travel to the Stade de la Meinau to take on Strasbourg in Wednesday’s Coupe de la Ligue clash.
Having suffered a shock 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat at this ground less than two weeks ago, Les Parisiens are 1/6 (1.17) favourites with dabblebet to get their own back with a victory in this one.
However, Thierry Laurey’s men have lost just one of their last 11 fixtures in all competitions, and can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to upset their star-studded opponents once again here.
The hosts needed penalties to get past Saint Etienne in the last round, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them also taking this one into added time after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
Preceding a humbling 3-1 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich by just a few days, the loss at La Meinau is increasingly being viewed as evidence of a lack of harmony in Unai Emery’s previously high-flying team.
However, while there are understandable question marks over the Spaniard’s ability to manage a squad so dominated by player powers, it would be wrong to ignore their opponents’ role in that shock first defeat of the campaign.
Any suspicions of that 2-1 victory being a mere fluke should have been dispelled when Le Racing beat Bordeaux 3-0 away in their very next game – a third win in five matches and one that stretched their recent run to just one defeat in 11 fixtures.
Although it would be asking too much to expect them achieve a second shock victory over PSG in quick succession, the confident hosts will fancy their chances of at least having something to cheer about once again.
With the injured Thiago Silva missing from a rearranged visiting defence that has only kept one clean sheet in seven, odds of 19/20 (1.95) seem generous on a Strasbourg side that has failed to score just twice in 11 matches joining Edinson Cavani and Co. on the scoresheet.
Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 19/20 (1.95) with dabblebet