Bordeaux vs Lyon - 26/04/2019 Preview

Bordeaux will face Lyon at Matmut Atlantique, in Bordeaux, in French Ligue 1 34th Round. Bordeaux against Lyon is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Bordeaux

Girondins de Bordeaux plays far from their best for this season. They have a weak form as they won only 2 games out of the last 10 in Ligue 1. Girondin’s form at home is a lot better than at road games. In Bordeaux, they lost only 3 times, while away they won only twice this season. Ligue 1 is the last competition for hosts. They lost to Strasbourg at semi-final od Coupe de la Ligue and failed to go further in Europa League after the group stage. There are still 5 matches left until the season’s end. So very likely that Bordeaux will save their position in the middle of the standings.

Young talent Francois Kamano scored 10 goals. He is one of the squad leaders and best goalscorer. All the main squad players are fit and ready to face Olympique Lyonnais. Les Girondins are strong at protecting the lead, and very likely that will play aggressive football, take long shots and attack through the middle.

 

Lyon

Olympique Lyonnais is standing at 3rd position in French Ligue 1. However, they play very unstable football. There are 5 matches left until the end of the season and Lyon have only 3 points difference to save fighting for Champions League qualification. At home, Lyon won 11, have drawn 3 and lost 3 matches out of the last 17 games in Ligue 1. Away, guests won 6, have drawn 5 and lost 5 games. They have really strong, talented and skilful players. They are favourites to save their place and finish 3rd in French highest league. Unfortunately, even after a draw at Parc Olympique Lyonnais they finally lost to Catalonians in Barcelona and were knocked out form Champions League.

Moussa Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Martin Terrier, Bertrand Traore, Memphis Depay and Houssem Aouar are team attacking leaders with lots of goals and great performance this season. Unfortunately, Ferland Mendy will miss the next match due to injury. All other main squad players are fit and ready to face Girondins. Les Gones are strong at shooting from direct free-kicks, attacking down the wings, creating scoring chances and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at avoiding the offside, stopping opponents from creating chances and protecting the lead.

 

H2H

In the last 5 matches, Olympique Lyonnais failed to win, as they lost to Bordeaux twice and have drawn 3 games. The last match between these rivals finished with a 1:1 draw. The possession was very similar, however, Bordeaux had more chances to score and succeed.