Aron Wright - March 15, 2018
Bordeaux v Rennes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 17th March 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Bordeaux have not won a league game since February going back to 4 games and this has put the club in 9th place and on 37 points. Recent form has been poor and laden with draws and the thinking within the club is that they are very safe. However there is still a chance for a European finish if they can finish 5th and they are just six points adrift of that position.
Rennes are 5 points clear of Bordeaux and can really stretch that lead with a win here. They are just a single point behind Nantes, but this fixture will not be easy for the club. Recent form has been very good where the club have gained 11 points from the last 15 and they remain undefeated for their last five games. Rennes would be 5th in the league based on away form and they have gone 3 games on the road undefeated.
Rennes are in better form but they always struggle when they come to this stadium. Bordeaux have been lacking in goals lately and it’s possible that this will be how this game plays out. Our main bet will be to see more goals in the second half. We will also opt to see under 3 goals, in a game that will be a very close affair with not much difference of quality in both sides.