Ligue 1 – Bordeaux take on Lyon

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Sunday at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums, as Bordeaux host Lyon in the Ligue 1.

Lyon to face eighteenth Bordeaux on Sunday at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums, with Peter Bosz’s team currently occupying tenth place in the League.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Bordeaux have managed to gain 13 points

Vladimir Petkovic will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Also, Bordeaux have been unable to find the winning strategy now for 14 of their last 16 matches, a habit that must be broken if Les Girondins want to end with a positive season. With 13 points, they currently sit eighteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 7 losses and 7 draws having won two games, drawn seven fixtures, and lost seven matches.

Playing at home, Bordeaux have won one game, drawn three games, and lost four meetings.

A win in this fixture would take Bordeaux’s points to 16 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Bordeaux, in terms of goals scored (24). Their stand out attacking players have been Hwang Ui-Jo (5), Alberth Elis (4), and Remi Oudin (3). Vladimir Petkovic will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 37 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

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

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Lyon achieve 22 points

Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Lyon need now, after their loss to Reims at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Also, Their position is tenth in the League and they have 22 points, that is, 6W, 5L and 4D having won six matches, drawn four games, and lost five meetings.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two victories, one draw, and four defeat, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Lyon as they travel once more.

Victory for Lyon would take their points tally to 25 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 23 goals (19 from open play and four penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Lucas Paqueta (6), Karl Toko Ekambi (5), and Moussa Dembele (4). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lyon so far, having conceded 23 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Peter Bosz could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Bordeaux v Lyon – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the balance of wins from previous 61 games between these two is in favour of Lyon, with 25 wins and 23 draws. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2021, when Bordeaux walked away as 2-1 winners. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (67.11%) so it should be an entertaining match.

The probability of a Lyon win is 59.52 percent.

Players to watch

For Bordeaux, Hwang Ui-Jo scored
five goals in 16 League fixtures, while Lucas Paqueta contributed with
six goals in 15 League matches this Ligue 1 Season for Lyon.

Other standout players for Bordeaux are Alberth Elis and Remi Oudin with four goals and three goals respectively and for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele with five goals and four goals respectively.

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