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The Ligue 1 fixture at Stade Vélodrome on Saturday sees hosts Marseille take to the field against Bordeaux.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Marseille v Bordeaux, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Marseille prepare for this fixture after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn result against Lyon.
In that match, Marseille managed 33% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Marseille was Dimitri Payet (16'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais had 24 shots at goal with 3 on target. Houssem Aouar (28') scored for Lyon.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Marseille have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Les Olympiens have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals in the process. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Marseille:
- haven't lost in the league to Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux go into this encounter following a 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Dijon in their previous fixture.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 49% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, the scorers were Rémi Oudin (11'), Samuel Kalu (29') and Toma Bašić (89'). On the other side, Dijon FCO had 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
A succession of outstanding displays from the Girondins de Bordeaux defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
Heading into this contest, Girondins de Bordeaux haven't beaten Marseille in games played away from home for the previous 12 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 19/11/2017 tells us that Marseille have won 3 of these games and Bordeaux 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them for Les Olympiens and 4 being from Les Girondins. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille boss André Villas-Boas has zero fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely injury-free group to pick from. Dimitri Payet cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Bordeaux
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Bordeaux will have to play well to find the net against this Marseille side who we reckon should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Marseille at the conclusion of the game.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Manager: André Villas-Boas
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 10, Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Star Player: Florian Thauvin
Mostly taking up the Right Wing position, Florian Thauvin was born in Orléans, France. After having played his first senior match for Grenoble in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.