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The Ligue 1 match at Stade Matmut Atlantique on Saturday will see home side Bordeaux up against opponents in FC Lorient.
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Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux enter this match after a 0-0 Ligue 1 draw vs FC Metz.
In that game, Girondins de Bordeaux had 58% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, FC Metz had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Over their past 6 games, Jean-Louis Gasset's Girondins de Bordeaux have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 6 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.
Pre-game facts show that Girondins de Bordeaux:
- haven't been beaten in the league by FC Lorient in their previous 3 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Since a loss in their previous game against Monaco in Ligue 1 competition, FC Lorient will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, FC Lorient had 39% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. For FC Lorient, the goals were scored by Terem Moffi (31') and Andrew Gravillon (67'). AS Monaco FC had 14 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Axel Disasi (9'), Aleksandr Golovin (64'), Kevin Volland (68'), Sofiane Diop (78') and Guillermo Maripán (89') scored for Monaco.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Lorient have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 14 goals in total. Defensively, Les Merlus have clearly had some problems.
Going into this encounter, FC Lorient haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings stretching back to 02/05/2015 tells us that Bordeaux have won 3 of these and FC Lorient 1, with the number of drawn results being 2.
An aggregate of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 of them for Les Girondins and 6 netted by Les Merlus. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 38 on 20/05/2017 which finished with the scoreline of FC Lorient 1-1 Girondins de Bordeaux.
That time, FC Lorient managed 39% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Vincent Le Goff (69').
At the other end, Girondins de Bordeaux got 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Younousse Sankharé (7') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Antony Gautier.
Team News: Bordeaux
Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: FC Lorient
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier has no fitness worries at all before this game.
In our opinion, FC Lorient may not find it easy to get anything against this Bordeaux team who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
We therefore fancy a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Bordeaux when all is said and done.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Matmut Atlantique (42,115)
Captain: Benoît Costil
Chairman: Frédéric Longuépée
Manager: Jean-Louis Gasset
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
🔑 Key Player: Hatem Ben Arfa
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Hatem Ben Arfa was born in Clamart, France. Having played his first senior match for Lyon in the 2004 - 2005 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in 11 appearances.