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Nantes will be visiting Stade Matmut Atlantique on Sunday for the Ligue 1 fixture with home team Bordeaux.
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Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux will be hoping for a better result following the 3-0 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Monaco.
In that game, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 43% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. AS Monaco FC got 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Aurélien Tchouaméni (36'), Aleksandr Golovin (48') and Wissam Ben Yedder (64') scored for Monaco.
It has not been often in recent games where Girondins de Bordeaux haven’t conceded. The reality is that Girondins de Bordeaux have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 15 goals along the way. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, however.
Their past results show that Girondins de Bordeaux:
- have not emerged victorious against Nantes in their previous 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Nantes will go into the game following a 2-0 Ligue 1 win over ESTAC in their last fixture.
In that match, Nantes managed 55% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Nantes, goals were scored by Andrei Girotto (58') and Ludovic Blas (69'). On the other side, ESTAC got 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Nantes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in total. Defensively, Nantes could really do with shoring things up.
Ahead of this clash, Nantes haven't won against Girondins de Bordeaux when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 07/10/2018 shows that Bordeaux have won 3 of these games and Nantes 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them for Les Girondins and 4 being from Les Canaris. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 36 on 08/05/2021 and the score finished Nantes 3-0 Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that game, Nantes had 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Kalifa Coulibaly (19'), Imrân Louza (51') and Randal Kolo Muani (70').
Girondins de Bordeaux had 10 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Benoît Millot.
Team News: Bordeaux
Paul Baysse (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Josh Maja (Back Injury) will not be taking part for Bordeaux boss Vladimir Petković. Stian Gregersen will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Nantes
Owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Nantes manager Antoine Kombouaré has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
In our opinion, Nantes and Girondins de Bordeaux should play out a closely-fought contest here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level. Therefore, we predict a very close game with a 1-1 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Matmut Atlantique (42,115)
Captain: Laurent Koscielny
Chairman: Gérard Lopez
Manager: Vladimir Petković
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 16
⭐ Key Player: Jean Onana
Mostly played in the Centre Midfield position, Jean Onana was born in Cameroon. Having made his senior debut playing for Lille in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 3 appearances.