Toulouse vs. Bastia Preview: Toulouse And Bastia Clash For A Stronger Finish This Season

Updated: January 20, 2014
Toulouse -Martin-Braithwaite

As the season is about to end, clubs such as Toulouse and Bastia are eyeing for a stronger finish. The sports betting site favorite, Toulouse is ahead by a single point and they will most likely aspire for a bigger lead. Meanwhile for Bastia, the lead is very manageable and while they struggle in their away matches, it is less likely for them to give Toulouse a lousy performance.


Match Date: 25 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stadium Municipal

Team Form


Relegation may be the very least of Toulouse’s main concern. They are several notches away from the dreaded and even if they lose a single match, this will not automatically eliminate them from France’s top-flight league.


But despite the comfort that the club enjoys, its whole staff is fully aware that they cannot afford to make even the slightest mistake as the competition gets tighter everyday. As much as possible, they do not want to see themselves engaging in a difficult battle at the table.


Toulouse just suffered an upset from Bordeaux. The latter was able to keep its lead in the action-packed match. As for Toulouse, not only did they lose, they will be also missing Maxime Poundje in the pitch after getting a red card booking.


In terms of their team form, they are thriving in the 11th spot with their three (3) draws, two (2) wins and a loss.



The battle against Toulouse opens opportunities for Bastia to outrank their upcoming opponents or drop even farther into the Ligue 1 table. A mere one point lead separates the two and this is very much manageable.


But the biggest challenge that Bastia confronts is not the club, which they are about to encounter. Rather, it is their deteriorating team form. Eleven (11) of their recent away matches ended in their defeat. It is through addressing this issue that they will be able to ensure their survival in Ligue 1.


Online betting top pick: Toulouse

Toulouse does have the advantage given the fact that they are playing in their own territory. It is also evident that they do have the edge when it comes to their team form. Nevertheless, never expect this match to be a bed of roses for Toulouse as Bastia is also determined to make a strong finish this season.



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