FC Girondins Bordeaux
18:00 GMT 15 January 2019
A mini midweek matchweek in Ligue 1 kicks off on Tuesday as two sides hoping to comfortably beat relegation face off: Bordeaux travel to Angers.
Meetings in the league have been limited with Angers competing in the lower divisions for many years. However, they are yet to lose to Bordeaux since their top-flight debut in 2015 with two wins and four draws in the six matches. The last three have ended in stalemate with the last meeting, back last March, being particularly boring as it finished goalless.
A home win would take Angers above Bordeaux into 12th whilst putting even more space between themselves and the drop zone. They are expected to be without four players as Loic Puyo, Ibrahim Cisse, Yoann Andreu and Vincent Pajot are all in line to miss out.
Latest matches: SCO Angers
|08.01.2019||Ligu||SC Amiens||SCO Angers||0:0||D|
|05.01.2019||Coup||ES Viry-Chatillon||SCO Angers||1:0||L|
|22.12.2018||Ligu||SCO Angers||Olympique Marseille||1:1||D|
|04.12.2018||Ligu||OGC Nice||SCO Angers||0:0||D|
|01.12.2018||Ligu||SCO Angers||SM Caen||1:1||D|
Three points for Bordeaux would see them move into 11th and close the ground on the top half. Younousse Sankhare and Aurelien Tchouameni returned to training this week while Pablo and Zaydou Youssouf are still unavailable.
Latest matches: FC Girondins Bordeaux
|12.01.2019||Ligu||OGC Nice||FC Girondins Bordeaux||1:0||L|
|09.01.2019||Coup||FC Girondins Bordeaux||AC Havre||1:0||W|
|06.01.2019||Coup||FC Girondins Bordeaux||AC Havre||0:1||L|
|23.12.2018||Ligu||FC Girondins Bordeaux||SC Amiens||1:1||D|
|19.12.2018||Coup||Dijon FCO||FC Girondins Bordeaux||0:1||W|
It’s a tough game to call on Tuesday night as it could easily finish as a repeat of the most recent meeting with no goals from either side. Neither side has had a game involving more than two goals since the beginning of December so backing a low-scoring game looks to be very wise while Bordeaux will be slight favourites against a side that have only known how to draw in recent weeks.
15 January 2019 - 18:00 GMT
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