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Bordeaux will take to the pitch with away side RC Lens at Stade Matmut Atlantique in this Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.
Our Girondins de Bordeaux v RC Lens predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 4-0 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Nice.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 56% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, OGC Nice had 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Justin Kluivert (7'), Amine Gouiri (33', 42') and Khéphren Thuram (85') scored for Nice.
It’s not been often in recent times that Girondins de Bordeaux have shown defensive steel. In fact, Girondins de Bordeaux have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals in the process.
Heading into this fixture, Girondins de Bordeaux are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, RC Lens drew 2-2 in the Ligue 1 tie with FC Lorient.
In that match, RC Lens managed 54% possession and 19 shots at goal with 9 on target. For RC Lens, goals were scored by Jonathan Clauss (24') and Seko Fofana (70'). FC Lorient got 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Armand Laurienté (27') and Thomas Monconduit (35') scored for FC Lorient.
Franck Haise's RC Lens have turned their attacks into goals 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 8.
Looking at their past form shows that RC Lens:
- haven't beaten Girondins de Bordeaux when they have played them away from home in the previous 12 league games. Not an away record to be proud of.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 22/12/2010 shows that Bordeaux have won 3 of these & RC Lens 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 for Les Girondins and 7 being from Les Artésiens. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league contest between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 37 on 16/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Girondins de Bordeaux 3-0 RC Lens.
That time, Girondins de Bordeaux had 33% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Ui-Jo Hwang (32'), Youssouf Sabaly (89') and Mehdi Zerkane (91').
For their opponents, RC Lens had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Eric Wattellier.
Team News: Bordeaux
Paul Baysse (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Josh Maja (Back Injury), Samuel Kalu (Quarantine), Gideon Mensah (Quarantine) and Issouf Sissokho (Inflammation) are unavailable for Bordeaux manager Vladimir Petković. Enock Kwateng will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: RC Lens
RC Lens manager Franck Haise has not got a full squad to pick from. Massadio Haidara (Calf Injury) and Ignatius Ganago (Quarantine) won’t be making appearances. Cheick Doucouré will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Our thinking is that Girondins de Bordeaux will need to push hard to break down this RC Lens side who we think will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a narrow 0-1 advantage for RC Lens at the end of this one.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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 19