The Ligue 1 fixture at Stade Vélodrome on Saturday sees hosts Marseille take to the field against Bordeaux.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Marseille v Bordeaux, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Marseille prepare for this fixture after a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn result against Lyon.
In that match, Marseille managed 33% possession and 3 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player to score for Marseille was Dimitri Payet (16'). For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais had 24 shots at goal with 3 on target. Houssem Aouar (28') scored for Lyon.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Marseille have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Les Olympiens have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals in the process. Let’s see if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Marseille:
haven’t lost in the league to Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 2 games.
are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Their fans aren’t happy.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux go into this encounter following a 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Dijon in their previous fixture.
In that match, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 49% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Girondins de Bordeaux, the scorers were Rémi Oudin (11'), Samuel Kalu (29') and Toma Bašić (89'). On the other side, Dijon FCO had 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
A succession of outstanding displays from the Girondins de Bordeaux defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 6.
Heading into this contest, Girondins de Bordeaux haven’t beaten Marseille in games played away from home for the previous 12 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 19/11/2017 tells us that Marseille have won 3 of these games and Bordeaux 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 of them for Les Olympiens and 4 being from Les Girondins. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille boss André Villas-Boas will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go. Dimitri Payet cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Bordeaux
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Bordeaux boss Jean-Louis Gasset has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Bordeaux will have to play well to find the net against this Marseille side who we reckon should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Marseille at the conclusion of the game.
Little in this one.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the 90 min. result market, the win for Marseille is available for 2.05, going for the draw is 3.5 and putting your money on the win for Bordeaux can be had at 3.9. These are the best of the prices that can be secured at this very moment.