Ligue 1 – Troyes to face Bordeaux on Match-day 18

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from Stade de l’Aube, as Troyes take on Bordeaux.

Bordeaux currently sit in eighteenth place as they travel to fifteenth placed Troyes.

Troyes have 16 points to their name, going into this tie

Troyes will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Lille at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Laurent Batlles’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, Laurent Batlles’ Troyes have lost four of their last five fixtures this season. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with 16 points for a total of 4 wins, 9 losses and 4 draws having won four meetings, drawn four games, and lost nine matches.

When Troyes host Bordeaux, they will do so on the back of two victories, three draws, and three defeats on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Troyes on 19 points.

It is likely that six key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Laurent Batlles and his Troyes team.

Bordeaux have so far accrued 14 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Bordeaux’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 2-2 away to Lyon, which followed the loss to RC Strasburg. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.

Also, with no win in 15 of their last 17 games now for Bordeaux, there is minimal fear for opposition teams that face them. Now they have 2 matches won, 7 games lost and 8 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighteenth place, with a total of 14 points having won two meetings, drawn eight games, and lost seven matches.

Bordeaux have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game, drawn four meetings, and lost three fixtures of their eight League matches on the road this season.

Victory for Bordeaux would take their points tally to 17 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 26 goals (25 from open play and one penalty). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Hwang Ui-Jo (5), Alberth Elis (5), and Remi Oudin (3). Vladimir Petkovic will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 39 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.

Vladimir Petkovic will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Bordeaux players.

Troyes v Bordeaux – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Bordeaux with a greater number of wins. In the last 20 meetings, they have enjoyed 10 wins, to Troyes’s six victories. In addition, Bordeaux have won ten out of 19 matches when visiting Troyes. Their most recent encounter in this competition was July 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

There is a 43.86 percent probability of a Troyes win.

Performance Report

For Troyes, Xavier Chavalerin is a top performing player who has scored
three goals in 17 League matches this campaign, while Hwang Ui-Jo scored
five goals in 17 League games so far for Bordeaux.

Other players of note for Troyes are Xavier Chavalerin and Mama Balde with three goals each and for Bordeaux are Alberth Elis and Remi Oudin with five goals and three goals respectively.

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