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Bordeaux meet the visiting Lyon at Stade Matmut Atlantique in the Ligue 1 fixture on Friday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Bordeaux v Lyon - as well as up-to-date odds.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-2 Ligue 1 success over Angers SCO.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux had 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, goals were scored by Josh Maja (25') and Toma Bašić (27'). At the other end, Angers SCO got 12 shots at goal with 2 on target.
In their past six games, Jean-Louis Gasset's Girondins de Bordeaux have found the net a combined total of 9 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Bordeaux:
- have not emerged victorious against Olympique Lyonnais in their previous 4 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Lyon come into this game following on from a 4-1 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of Dijon in their last outing.
In that game, Lyon managed 64% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 12 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lyon was Memphis Depay (39', 45', 66'). Dijon FCO had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Aurélien Scheidler (14') and Wesley Lautoa (45' Own goal) scored for Dijon.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lyon have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Lyon seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Regardless, it remains to be seen if such a trend will be sustained in this next game or not.
Going into this one, Lyon remain undefeated by Girondins de Bordeaux when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 19/08/2017 tells us that Bordeaux have won 1 of these games & Lyon 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 22 in all at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 20 on 11/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Girondins de Bordeaux 1-2 Lyon.
That day, Girondins de Bordeaux had 39% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The scorer was Jimmy Briand (15').
At the other end, Lyon got 22 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Maxwel Cornet (50') and Moussa Dembélé (53') scored.
The match was refereed by Clément Turpin.
Team News: Bordeaux
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Bordeaux gaffer Jean-Louis Gasset to contend with from a near full-strength group of players. Pablo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
We think that Les Girondins should line up in a 4-2-3-1 system for this one featuring Benoit Costil, Loris Benito, Laurent Koscielny, Paul Baysse, Youssouf Sabaly, Toma Basic, Otavio, Rémi Oudin, Nicolas De Preville, Ui-Jo Hwang and Josh Maja.
Team News: Lyon
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Lyon manager Rudi Garcia has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We reckon that Lyon will likely elect for a 3-5-2 formation, settling for Anthony Lopes, Jason Denayer, Marcelo, Joachim Andersen, Léo Dubois, Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimarães, Memphis Depay, Maxwel Cornet, Moussa Dembele and Karl Toko Ekambi.
We feel that Bordeaux may find it difficult to find the net against this Lyon lineup who we think should gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Lyon at the conclusion of the game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Matmut Atlantique (42,115)
Captain: Benoît Costil
Chairman: Frédéric Longuépée
Manager: Jean-Louis Gasset
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 2