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The Ligue 2 game at Stade du Hainaut on Saturday will see home team Valenciennes FC go into battle with opponents Bordeaux.
Our Valenciennes FC v Girondins de Bordeaux predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Valenciennes FC go into this match after a 0-0 Ligue 2 tied result versus St Etienne.
In that match, Valenciennes FC had 45% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Saint-Etienne had 11 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Valenciennes FC haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in recent times. Their sum of goals stands at just 2 vs opposing sides during the course of their last six matches. In those meetings, Valenciennes FC have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 9. Regardless, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be sustained in this next game.
Looking at their past form shows that Valenciennes FC:
- have not won against Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 10 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
Girondins de Bordeaux
After suffering a loss in their previous game against AJ Auxerre in Ligue 2 competition, Bordeaux will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux had 50% possession and 20 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, the goals were scored by Pedro Díaz (26') and Alberth Elis (83'). At the other end, Auxerre got 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Jubal (33'), Florian Ayé (36', 59') and Gauthier Hein (56') scored for AJ Auxerre.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Girondins de Bordeaux has been evident of late. A glance at their last six meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 8 and Girondins de Bordeaux have scored 5.
Pre-game facts show that Girondins de Bordeaux:
- remain unbeaten by Valenciennes FC when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs stretching back to 15/09/2012 reveals that these encounters have been disappointments for Valenciennes FC. They have not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Bordeaux have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67% of those matches played.
A combined sum of 8 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 1 from Les Athéniens and 7 created by Les Girondins. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 33 on 29/04/2023 which ended up with the score at Valenciennes FC 0-2 Girondins de Bordeaux.
The match was refereed by Antoine Valnet.
Team News: Valenciennes FC
The Valenciennes FC boss Jorge Maciel will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Bordeaux
Due to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Bordeaux boss David Guion doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Valenciennes FC will need to put in a solid display to break down this Girondins de Bordeaux lineup who we think might win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 0-1 win for Girondins de Bordeaux at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade du Hainaut (25,172)
Chairman: Eddy Zdziech
Manager: Jorge Maciel
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 17