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.
When: February 18th, 22:00 Local time
Where: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Form (Recent first): W D W W D W
Last Result: (H) Marseille 3-0 Braga, Europa League
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
Dimitri Payet and Amavi
Form (Recent first): W W W W L W
Last Result: (H) Bordeaux 3-2 Amiens SC
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.
Marseille: Payet and Gustavo
Bordeaux – Otavio and Malcom
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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