Ligue 1 Action at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums – Bordeaux face RC Lens

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Bordeaux vs. RC Lens
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Sunday – 9:00pm GMT – the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums.

Bordeaux at home against Lens – Sunday – 9:00pm GMT – The Matmut Atlantique Stadiums.

As it stands, Lens will go to the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums in sixth place, Bordeaux are currently in fifteenth.

It’s 39 points so far for Bordeaux this season, going into this match

Bordeaux suffered an away loss to Nantes in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Bordeaux need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded 12 losses in their last 15 meetings. With fifteenth, they currently sit 39 points in the League having won 11 matches, drawn six fixtures, and lost 19 meetings.

Bordeaux have won six fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost eight matches of their 18 League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Bordeaux’s points from 39 to 42, so far this season.

Bordeaux’s squad has depth, but even so, Jean-Louis Gasset is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen RC Lens 56 points

Whilst Lens need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for Blood and Gold after losing against Lille and Paris Saint-Germain would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

Football is a simple game, first don’t lose, and Lens achieved this now in 13 of their last 15 games. With 56 points, they are established in sixth in the League having won 15 meetings, drawn 11 matches, and lost 10 games.

Lens’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Bordeaux. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won eight fixtures, drawn five games, and lost five meetings.

Winning this fixture will see RC Lens on 59 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lens will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (55). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Gael Kakuta (10), Florian Sotoca (8), and Ignatius Kpene Ganago (7). Lens have conceded 51 goals.

Lens’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Bordeaux v RC Lens Head-to-Head.

The clubs have already faced each other 39 times with the record being 15 wins and 12 draws for Bordeaux. Further, the last four meetings against Lens have resulted in three wins for Bordeaux. The last time both teams met in this competition was September 2020 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 away win for Blood and Gold.

For Bordeaux, Hwang Ui-Jo has netted
11 goals in 36 League matches this season, while Gael Kakuta contributed with
10 goals in 36 League games this campaign for Lens.

Other standout players for Bordeaux are Samuel Kalu and Toma Basic with goals each} and for Lens are Florian Sotoca and Ignatius Kpene Ganago with goals both}.

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