It’s been years since Lyon managed a win over Les Girondins but now is the best time for them to right that stat with the hosts struggling for wins this campaign. Lyon desperately need a win here if they want to keep alive any realistic hopes of finishing in second place.
Lyon have fallen to two defeats in their last three games so a trip to a side they’ve not beaten since 2013 is far from ideal as they look to chase down Lille in second place. Les Gones have been sublime in stages this season and have played some exquisite attacking football however their defensive frailties have cost them dear in their bid to re-establish themselves as an elite side.
Bordeaux are a proud side, full of history; but they’ll be far from proud of their league performances this season with just nine wins in the league and a measly 31 goals scored in their 33 Ligue 1 Conforama matches. Their saving grace for this fixture is that seven of those victories have come at home and they’ll hope to have a real chance of taking some points from this unpredictable Lyon side.
Bordeaux are without a few first team players for this clash. Andreas Cornelius continues an injury ridden season on the side lines with the Dane not expected to return to first team action until July. Brazilian centre half Pablo is back in training after suffering a broken nose and could play in this game even if it is with the aid of a face mask. Their main goal scorers are fit and ready to go, Francois Kemano has 11 goals for the hosts this season and he holds that special ability to produce something out of nothing, which see’s him as Bordeaux’s shortest odds for a goal at 3.3 anytime. Jimmy Briand looks like good value at 4.5, he’s got the experience to be in the right place at the right time to find a scrappy goal.
Lyon’s only worries come at left back where Ferland Mendy and Marcal are both unavailable. Jeremy Morel is comfortable in that position so he’ll fill in. This isn’t ideal given Lyons defensive record. They’ve conceded 10 in their last six matches, they have scored 10 themselves however which makes over 2.5 goals look interesting at a price of 1.65.
Lyons forwards are fit and firing this season, they’ve got a plethora of goals across the front line. Former Celtic man Moussa Dembele leads the charts with 12 but Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay and new starlet Martin Terrier are all a real threat for the visitors too. Terrier has been superb since entering the side and he’d be my pick if you wanted to back an anytime goal scorer; you can get the Frenchman at a price of 2.8.
Lyon are unpredictable, they’ve shown that throughout this season both domestically and in Europe. Bordeaux have are unbeaten in nine of their last 10 home matches and I can see them causing Lyon’s shaky defence some issue regardless of their distinctly average goal scoring output throughout this season. I’d be leaning towards Bordeaux draw no bet at a price of 3.8 or even more so towards Bordeaux or draw at 2.1 which looks a very favourable price. I’d also be interested in both teams to score at 1.65, with Lyon conceding 10 in their last six as well as scoring the same number combined with Bordeaux being much more prolific at home I see those at excellent odds.
If you’re looking for something a little bit higher; all things considered a both teams to score and win in favour of Bordeaux is up at 8.0.
Bordeaux or draw @ 2.1
Both teams to score @ 1.65
Francois Kemano to score anytime @ 3.3
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65