Bordeaux will face Marseille at Matmut Atlantique, in Bordeaux, in French Ligue 1 31st Round. Bordeaux against Marseille is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Bordeaux this season is not showing all their potential. They now stand at the 13th position with only 35 points after 30 games. Girondins de Bordeaux is struggling in away matches, however, at home, their form is a lot better. As a host, they have lost only 3 games and collected 24 points, while away they have only 2 successful games. They failed to succeed in Europa League as they took the last position with only one win. Moreover, they were kicked out from Coupe de la Ligue by Strasbourg in semi-finals.
In total, Bordeaux’s last form is very weak. The team won only once in last 11 games. This is a very bad result for a team that deserves more, especially at the end of the season. The best news is that the team will play with the full and main line-up as there are no injuries and suspensions.
This season the Girondins have more weaknesses than strengths and it perfectly shown in their last games. Bordeaux is great at protecting the lead. However, they struggling at finishing scoring chances, aerial duels and defending set pieces.
Among middle-class teams, Olympique de Marseille is best, however, they should be among the strongest. Guests are standing at 5th place and are away from Europe competitions. They need to show better football and overtake next opponents to be among at least 4 best teams in Ligue 1. After M. Balotelli joined the club team started to play better and have only 1 loss against Paris SG at Parc des Princes. Although Olympique started to play confidently, they are showing weak results as guests and won only twice in the last 10 games in different competitions. The team is really talented, apparently, they need to find a way to use the strengths of each player. Marseille still has chances to get into the Euro cups, so in this game, they need to show 100 percent of their skills.
Problems in defense are related to players who are often injured or suspended due to an aggressive game. M. Balotelli scores almost in every match and leads the team in attacks. By the way, Lucas Ocampos will miss the match due to yellow card suspension. This time, except Argentinean, everyone else can play, since everyone is healthy and ready to show what they are capable of.
Olympique de Marseille playing strong at attacking set pieces, shooting from direct free kicks and attacking down the wings. However, they are showing weaknesses at avoiding individual errors and defending counter attacks.
Since the year 2016, both teams met 6 times. Every match finished with less than 2.5 goals in total. 4 times teams have drawn the game and Marseille won last 2 matches with same 1:0 result. Both last matches were under Marseille control and Bordeaux had very small chances to succeed. At home, Bordeaux has never lost to Marseille since the 1999 year. Last three matches in Bordeaux finished with goals from both clubs.
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