Bordeaux vs Bastia
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Nouvelle de Bordeaux.
Bordeaux’s good form which has seen them win 3 of their last 4 games has put them in a position to try and finish 4th and claim the final European place over Lyon. Bordeaux have not lost at home since the beginning of February and since then have a 4-game unbeaten streak.
The team are on fire in front of their home fans where they have scored 8 goals in their last two games. Metz, Montpellier and Guingamp have come off second best and the feeling is that Bordeaux should have little trouble over Bastia.
Bastia’s last match which was at home to Lyon was overshadowed by crowd trouble when fans ran onto the pitch. The referee had no choice but to abandon the game. This sorry news has only added to Bastia’s woes as they are bottom of the league.
Also, because this incident does look like Bastia’s fault there is a chance that the FFF could find them guilty and deduct them of points. If they do so then Bastia will definitely be relegated. Not knowing the outcome will certainly be on the players’ minds.
Bastia’s away form is poor, just 3 wins all season although they did win their last away match when they overcame Dijon 2-1.
Bordeaux vs Bastia: Head to Head Stats
Seven of the last 8 matches have ended with a correct score of either 1-1 or 1-0. 8 matches in a row have a 100% success rate of fewer than 3 goals. Bastia have not beaten Bordeaux away from home since 2003.
Bordeaux vs Bastia: Prediction
This match appears to be one of the most straight forward games in Ligue 1 this weekend where we expect a comprehensive victory for Bordeaux. They are a squad in good form and high confidence which is clearly the opposite of Bastia. Therefore, a comfortable victory for the home team is on the cards which influence our three selected tips for this game.