Bordeaux v Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016
Kick off at 19:50 UK Time
Venue: Nouvelle Stade de Bordeaux.
Bordeaux will still be licking their wounds from the weekend when they head into this match, their last at home for the 2016 against Nice. Bordeaux were crushed 4-0 by Montpellier which capped off form where the team from the west of France has lost 3 games in a row. Indeed they haven’t won a match in almost a month.
Two matches in a row have ended 4-0 which is a little shocking and they have managed just 1 goal in the last 360 minutes of play. This doesn’t seem like the right time to be playing the Ligue 1 leaders.
And so to Nice who have now pulled away at the top of the league after they beat Dijon 2-1 and then had the greatest news they could have wished for both Monaco and PSG chasing them lost. That is a wow with a capital W.
Of course these two teams last met just last week where in the Coupe de la Ligue Bordeaux stunned their visitors with a 3-2 victory to knock them out.
Mario Balotelli has returned to full fitness and obliged at the weekend with two goals in Nice’s win. This team are on fire but they will understand that coming to Bordeaux won’t be at all easy.
Bordeaux vs Nice: Head to Head Stats
As aforementioned Bordeaux won the last fixture between this two just a week ago. In Ligue 1 terms the teams played out a 0-0 match earlier this year and this stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Nice. Just look at the stats; from the last five games Bordeaux have failed to win with Nice getting two wins and the teams drawing on three occasions. Based on recent matches the most common result is 1-1.
Bordeaux vs Nice: Prediction
Bordeaux has a psychological advantage here with gaining a victory just a few days ago over the same team. But Nice in cup matches just have not had the same motivation. They want this league and they crave it and we should see a very different performance from them in this game.
In Nice, we have a team when playing away from home have a back spine starting from defence to one up front. And the approach has been rather successful so far. With the home team in such poor form Nice should be able to capitalise on that.
Bordeaux vs Nice: Betting Tips
Nice to beat Bordeaux at 2/1 (3.00).