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Bordeaux will visit Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Saturday for the Ligue 1 game with hosts RC Lens.
Our RC Lens v Bordeaux tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
RC Lens fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-3 Ligue 1 success versus FC Lorient.
In that match, RC Lens had 54% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For RC Lens, the goalscorers were Gaël Kakuta (31'), Facundo Medina (34') and Ignatius Ganago (63'). FC Lorient got 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Adrian Grbić (13') and Yoane Wissa (93') scored for FC Lorient.
RC Lens have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 8. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, RC Lens:
- have not won against Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Girondins de Bordeaux
In their last game, Bordeaux drew 0-0 in the Ligue 1 tie with Lyon.
For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais got 20 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
For 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Girondins de Bordeaux, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period is a meagre 2.17, with the average goals for Les Girondins equalling 1.17.
Heading into this contest, Girondins de Bordeaux have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 09/08/2009 tells us that RC Lens have won 2 of them and Bordeaux 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league game between the two was Ligue 1 match day 31 on 05/04/2015 when it finished Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 RC Lens.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux had 61% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Mariano Filho (80') and Maurice-Belay (93').
RC Lens got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Pablo Chavarría (86') scored.
The match was refereed by Philippe Kalt.
Team News: RC Lens
Cheick Traoré (Achilles tendon rupture) and Charles Boli (Muscular hairline crack) are not available for Lens manager Franck Haise. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Massadio Haidara and Loïc Badé.
In our view, Les Artésiens may well use the 3-4-2-1 formation for the game and select Jean Louis Leca, Clément Michelin, Facundo Medina, Jonathan Gradit, Ismael Boura, Yannick Cahuzac, Cheick Doucouré, Jonathan Clauss, Florian Sotoca, Gael Kakuta and Corentin Jean.
Team News: Bordeaux
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset to contend with. Pablo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the thinking that Les Girondins might elect for a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Benoit Costil, Youssouf Sabaly, Paul Baysse, Laurent Koscielny, Loris Benito, Otavio, Toma Basic, Samuel Kalu, Nicolas De Preville, Rémi Oudin and Ui-Jo Hwang.
We’re thinking that Bordeaux and RC Lens could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. We’re therefore seeing a hard-fought 0-0 draw by the conclusion of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (38,058)
Captain: Yannick Cahuzac
Chairman: Joseph Oughourlian
Manager: Franck Haise
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 6
⭐ Key Player: Ignatius Ganago
Regularly played in the Striker position, Ignatius Ganago was born in Douala, Cameroon. After having played his first senior match for OGC Nice in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.