Strasbourg vs Le Havre Match Analysis & Prediction
07/02/2024 10:30 pm
Le Havre will be looking to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France for the first time on over 60 years when they face Strasbourg on Wednesday night at Stade de la Meinau.
Le Racing secured their spot in the last 16 following a 3-1 victory over Clermont, while a late first-half goal against Chateauroux enabled the club from Normandy to win 1-0.
In just two matches at the Coupe de France this season, Strasbourg have been a side full of creativity and quality, outscoring their two opponents by a 7-1 scoreline.
Strasbourg have lost their last two home matches played in this competition, failing to score on both occasions, with their previous Coupe de France triumph at Stade de la Meinau coming in January 2018 (2-1 against Lille), which was the last time they made it beyond the last 16 of this competition.
They have come back to secure a result in three of their previous four Ligue 1 matches when conceding the opening goal but have not won a Coupe de France game in that scenario since beating Angouleme-Soyaux Charente 5-1 in January 2020, which was the last time they qualified for the round of 16 before this season.
By the thinnest of margins, Le Havre are in the last 16 of this competition for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign, winning both of their Coupe de France matches this season by a single goal.
On Wednesday, they will face a top-flight side at the Coupe de France for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign, when they beat Bordeaux 1-0.
Luka Elsner’s side have put together their share of positive results lately, extending their unbeaten run on Sunday to five matches across all competitions with a 1-1 comeback draw against Monaco.
Their victory over Chateauroux in the round of 32 was the first time Le Havre kept a clean sheet in a Coupe de France away game since that previously mentioned win over Bordeaux.
Le Havre are yet to make it beyond the last 16 of this competition since beating Red Star 2-1 in March 1960, with Le Ciel et Bleu losing their previous five matches played at this stage of the Coupe de France.
Strasbourg vs. Le Havre Head to head
In the 23 previous meetings between these two teams, Strasbourg have claimed 10 victories while Le Havre have won seven, and they have drawn in six. Le Havre have scored 18 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
22/12/2009Le Havre3Strasbourg0Ligue 2
07/05/2010Strasbourg1Le Havre1Ligue 2
29/11/2016Le Havre0Strasbourg1Ligue 2
28/04/2017Strasbourg2Le Havre0Ligue 2
10/12/2023Strasbourg2Le Havre1Ligue 1
Strasbourg Team News
Strasbourg will be without Lebo Mothiba and Jeremy Sebas due to knee injuries, while Ismael Doukoure has a sore ankle and Kevin Gameiro is dealing with a hamstring strain.
Former first-choice goalkeeper Matz Sels signed with Premier League side Nottingham Forest before the end of the transfer window last week.
Strasbourg's Last 5 Matches
06/01/2024Avoine OCC0Strasbourg4Coupe de France
21/01/2024Clermont1Strasbourg3Coupe de France
Le Havre Team News
Mohamed Bayo may not be back in time for this match after Guinea lost 3-1 on Friday to Congo in the AFCON quarter-finals, despite the Lille loanee putting his nation ahead after 12 minutes.
Steve Ngoura scored in the first-half stoppage time in Le Havre’s round of 32 tie, while Mathieu Gorgelin made two saves to collect his first clean sheet of this competition.
Le Havre's Last 5 Matches
07/01/2024Le Havre2Caen1Coupe de France
14/01/2024Le Havre3Lyon1Ligue 1
21/01/2024Chateauroux0Le Havre1Coupe de France
28/01/2024Lorient3Le Havre3Ligue 1
04/02/2024Monaco1Le Havre1Ligue 1
Strasbourg vs. Le Havre: Odds and Predictions
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