Tip RC Strasbourg Alsace - Lokomotiv Plovdiv
RC Strasbourg have the advantage of an away win in the first leg and with six wins in their last 10 matches, they will be looking to secure their place in the next round. It will be tougher too for Plovdiv, seeing that Strasbourg have scored in each of their last eight matches and have lost in just three of their last 10 matches. Perhaps the only undoing for Strasbourg will be the fact that they have picked just four clean sheets in their last 15 matches and none at home in the last eight, though they are unbeaten in their last four home matches. In the Europa League, they have four wins in the last 10 and just a clean sheet in the last five. At home in Europa League Strasbourg are unbeaten in seven matches. In the seven, they failed to score in just one, but scored two or more goals in the remaining six, while keeping clean sheets in three. Plovdiv on the other hand, take a run of five wins in the last 10 matches to this clash, and with just two clean sheets in 11. They have however been prolific going forward, scoring in 11 of 15 matches. They have three wins in 11 away matches and just three clean sheets in 15 away games. Plovdiv are winless in seven of their last nine Europa League matches and have four straight losses in Europa League away matches. They have conceded two goals or more in their four Europa League away matches, scoring in all.
Key points RC Strasbourg Alsace - Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Strasbourg are unbeaten in seven Europa League home matches.
Plovdiv are winless in four Europa League away matches, but scored in all.
Strasbourg have no clean sheet in the last eight home matches.
Conclusion RC Strasbourg Alsace - Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Strasbourg are clear favorites here; they have a good run at home and especially in the Europa League and having picked a win away from home, they will be more confident. Their defence has however been exposed and though we expect them to win, we also feel Plovdiv will get a goal, like they have done in the last four away matches in the Europa League. A 3 – 1 win for the hosts is our pick.
RC Strasbourg Alsace Lokomotiv Plovdiv Prediction published on August 13, 2019