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Bordeaux vs Marseille Prediction & Betting tips
In France, the focus was on the Cup this week, in the Coupe de France on 27 April is now the final between the great favorite Paris Saint-Germain and Stade Rennes, who surprisingly prevailed in Lyon against the favorites. After the cup matches, the 31st matchday will be over at the weekend in Ligue 1. This will be opened in Bordeaux with the duel between Bordeaux and Marseille!
The hosts from the world-famous wine-growing region can not be satisfied with the current season and are currently only on the disappointed 13th place again. The last games of the season can already be regarded as a preparation on a competitive basis, because neither up nor down has Bordeaux ambitions or fears. Marseille, on the other hand, is under pressure to move and definitely needs to count for the Europa League qualification. In Bordeaux, however, the southern French have not won for an eternity. The game starts on Friday evening at 19:45.
In three of the last four years Bordeaux finished in the final statement of the Ligue 1 sixth place. However, qualifying for Europe will only be a dream this year. Despite phased good performances, the necessary results could rarely be achieved. Too often, the points were shared – not less than eleven of the 30 games ended with a draw. An outrage is also an outrage, as Bordeaux only celebrated two wins this season in third place. In 15 away games only a meager eight (!) Goals scored.
For almost a month, the Portuguese Paulo Sousa is the head coach of the French. The former BVB player is considered a coach who celebrates an attractive football. However, his team often died in beauty at his last European station in Florence. Playing attractive and successful does not always have to go hand in hand! In the first two games under the Portuguese head coach, there was a draw for each Bordeaux. This extended the “Sieglos Series” to five games (two defeats, three draws). The last victory was celebrated on 17 February against FC Toulouse!
Although the Marseilles from the South of France can be described as a kind of “favorite opponent” of Bordeaux, a victory on Friday evening is not necessarily to be expected. Between Bordeaux and Marseille are offered for the tip on the home win odds of up to 3.50! Positive for Paulo Sousa is by all means the fact that he is spoiled for choice. At the start of the 31st matchday Bordeaux must not pretend to be a single actor injury or locked. So far, Girondins Bordeaux have suffered three defeats in Matmut Atlantique (six wins, six draws).
The third year under Rudi Garcia’s dream of returning to the UEFA Champions League in Marseille is unlikely to be a dream. With eight laps to go before the end of the current season, the Southern French are fifth in the table, eight points behind Olympique Lyon. This residue will be hard to catch up! The main focus is on qualifying for the UEFA Europa League. Fifth place in the table could possibly be too little in the worst case. Due to the Coupe de la Ligue triumph of Racing Strasbourg and the possible Coupe de France Triumph of Stade Rennes the fifth in the table would not play international in the coming season. With fourth place, the qualification for Europe, however, ensured the gap to the AS Saint-Etienne is currently only one counter.
The chances for the premier class Marseille has lost this season, especially in foreign countries. While the home record with nine wins, four draws and two defeats is absolutely satisfactory, “OM” had to cope with eight (!) Defeats in foreign countries. The last away defeat at PSG, however, was to cope. The match was disappointing last weekend at home against SC Amiens. Despite an early Balotelli double (6th and 16th minute), Marseille had to settle for a penalty with two penalties.
“Super Mario” Balotelli knew how to convince his new club Marseille from the start. After ten games without a goal for OGC Nice in the fall, the “Enfant Terrible” Marseille has already scored seven goals in nine games. His accuracy is to pave the way for the Garcia Elf to Europe. Compared to the Amiens match Marseille can again count on captain and goalkeeper Steve Mandanda (red card suspension). Thus also the fifth of the table can draw from the full. In contrast to the home side, the pressure at Marseille is definitely there. However, the away statistics this season and the recent results in Matmut Atlantique make a prognosis on the away win as risky between Bordeaux and Marseille.
Bordeaux vs Marseille head to head matches
05.02.19 L1 Marseille Bordeaux 1 : 0
18.02.18 L1 Marseille Bordeaux 1 : 0
19.11.17 L1 Bordeaux Marseille 1 : 1
14.05.17 L1 Bordeaux Marseille 1 : 1
30.10.16 L1 Marseille Bordeaux 0 : 0