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Marseille vs Bordeaux - Match Preview

05 Feb 2019 Ed Mackey FRANCE: Ligue 1
FRANCE: Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille

  • D
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L

vs

Kick-off
18:00 GMT
05 February 2019

FC Girondins Bordeaux

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • L

Kick-off
18:00 GMT 05 February 2019

The 2018/19 Ligue 1 season has been very surprising so far, other than PSG sitting top of the table. One of the big shocks has been Marseille’s poor form and they’ll be hoping to start turning it around in their clash with Bordeaux on Tuesday night.

STATS

  • As mentioned, Marseille have been well below par so far this season and are only just inside the top half in 10th place. They do have a game-in-hand over the three sides above them in the table but with just one win in their last eight league games, they aren’t exactly showing signs of winning this one. They were beaten by Stade Reims last time out as they lost 2-1.
  • Bordeaux have really struggled to push into the European places in recent seasons and this one is no different as they sit 12th. They are in better form than their upcoming opponents as they have won three of their last five Ligue 1 matches. They were defeated by a bang in-form Strasbourg side in their last game.

    Florian Thauvin has been in really good form for his underperforming team so far this term and he has 11 goals and four assists, only four players in the league have contributed to more goals.

  • Bordeaux have had to rely on François Kamano’s quality in front of goal this season and with eight goals, he is leading the line well.

HEAD TO HEAD

The meetings between these two sides have been really close in the past few seasons as there have been five draws in the last six of those. Even in the only game that saw a winner, in the most recent fixture, it only ended 1-0 to Marseille and they are to yet to play against each other this term. None of the six games have seen over 2.5 goals, with three 1-1 draws and two goalless ones.

MARSEILLE NEWS

A win for Marseille would take them into 7th and towards European qualification. Although, both Thauvin and Kevin Strootman are suspended while Dimitri Payet and Adil Rami are injured.

Latest matches: Olympique Marseille

02.02.2019 Ligu Stade Reims Olympique Marseille 2:1 L
25.01.2019 Ligu Olympique Marseille Lille OSC 1:2 L
20.01.2019 Ligu SM Caen Olympique Marseille 0:1 W
16.01.2019 Ligu AS Saint Etienne Olympique Marseille 2:1 L
13.01.2019 Ligu Olympique Marseille AS Monaco 1:1 D

BORDEAUX NEWS

The visitors could actually leapfrog their opponents with three points and a two-goal win but they can’t go any higher than 10th. Aurelien Tchouameni has returned to training this week but Nicolas De Preville and Zaydou Youssouf remain out through injury.

Latest matches: FC Girondins Bordeaux

30.01.2019 Coup Racing Strasbourg FC Girondins Bordeaux 3:2 L
26.01.2019 Ligu Racing Strasbourg FC Girondins Bordeaux 1:0 L
20.01.2019 Ligu FC Girondins Bordeaux Dijon FCO 1:0 W
15.01.2019 Ligu SCO Angers FC Girondins Bordeaux 1:2 W
12.01.2019 Ligu OGC Nice FC Girondins Bordeaux 1:0 L

SUMMARY

Marseille’s disappointing campaign so far could easily continue against Bordeaux with the two sides having a history of drawing matches. The draw seems to be a good price ahead of this clash whilst backing the draw and under 2.5 goals looks even better.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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