February 18, 2018
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By Staff Writer

Marseille vs Bordeaux

Ligue 1, France

Bordeaux have finally found their form back this season and will look to make their good run count when they take visit Orange Vélodrome to take on a formidable Marseille side. Both the sides have shown signs of inconsistency and have been below par with their standards way more than often. While Bordeaux have got four impressive back to back wins to boost themselves up, Marseille have got a few massive wins backing them up. On paper, Marseille look to be the stronger side and Bordeaux are going to battle it out if they are to take anything from their visit.

Match Details:

When: February 18th, 22:00 Local time

Where: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

Marseille Team News:

  • Midfielder Gregory Sertic is the only name missing from Marseille’s squad after he sustained an injury.
  • Rest of the squad is entirely fit and suspension free.

Form (Recent first): W D W W D W

Last Result: (H) Marseille 3-0 Braga, Europa League

Probable XI and Subs:

Pelé; Sarr, Rami, Rolando, Amavi; Lopez, Gustavo; N’Jie, Payet, Ocampos; Germain

Subs: Sakai, Sansor, Abdennour, Sari, and Escales


GK: Mandanda, Pelé and Escales

Defenders: Adil Rami, Abdennour, Rolando, Amavi, Bedimo, Rocchia, Sakai, Sarr, and Fanni

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo, Sertic, Kamara, Zambo Anguissa, Sanson, López, and Payet

Forwards: Ocampos, Thauvin, Sari, N’Jie, Mitroglou, and Germain

Key Players:

Dimitri Payet and Amavi

Bordeaux Team News:

  • Defender Igor Lewczuk and striker Alexandre Mendy are not expected to feature in the starting line up due to injuries.
  • The other players on the roster will all be available for selection.
  • Manager Poyet is likely to opt for the same playing XI that took on Lyon.

Form (Recent first): W W W W L W

Last Result: (H) Bordeaux 3-2 Amiens SC

Probable XI and Subs:

Costil; Sabaly, Condé, Pablo, Poundjé; Leráger, Otavio, Meîté; Malcom, Laborde, de Préville

Subs: Gajic, Camano, Sankharé, Youssouf, and Prior


GK: Costil, Prior, O. Mandanda, and Poussin

Defenders: Baysse, Pablo, Kondé,  Lewczuk, Verdon, Pellenard, Contento, Poundjé, Sabali, and Gajic

Midfielders: Otavio, S. Meïté, Sankharé, Lerager, Vada, Plasil, and Youssouf

Forwards: Kamano, Malcom, Jonathan Cafú, Braithwaite, de Preville, Laborde, and Mendy.

Key Players:

Marseille: Payet and Gustavo

Bordeaux – Otavio and Malcom

Match Prediction:

It is going to be a tough call to predict a clear winner as both the sides have displayed their best football of late. However, Marseille hold the edge over Bordeaux due to their attack which has torn apart opponents when at best. Desperation from Bordeaux’s end will also come into play and they too are expected to find the back of the net. Our final prediction thus draws a riveting 3-2 win for Marseille.


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