Bordeaux vs Copenhagen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Bordeaux can’t afford a failure on Thursday night when they host Copenhagen in the second round of the new Europa League campaign. Les Girondins got off to a disappointing start losing to Slavia Prague 1-0 on the road in the opener.
Given they are about to face a very strong Zenit side in back-to-back affairs after this Copenhagen clash, a win here is an imperative of they are to keep any hopes of the knockout stage alive. The visitors played a 1-1 draw to the Russians two weeks ago. They’ve been looking at a roller-coaster campaign so far in the season in Superligaen. Stale Solbakken’s men fell 2-1 away at the recently-promoted Vendsyssel at the weekend and they will travel to Stade Matmut-Atlantique low on confidence.
Bordeaux vs Copenhagen: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to come across each other in the past.
Copenhagen have a dreadful record against the French opposition in European competitions.
Byens Hold lost three and drew one of four games against sides from France, the last loss coming o Olympique Marseille in the last 32 round of Europa League back in 2009/2010 campaign.
Bordeaux vs Copenhagen: Prediction
The new head coach Eric Bedouet seems to have found the winning formula as Bordeaux’s form saw a rise in the last couple of weeks. The new boss particularly improved team’s defensive performances since Les Girondins seem much tougher to break down under his leadership.
Bordeaux did not concede a single goal in last two league matches. They actually picked up seven points from last three outings to break into the top half of the Ligue 1 ladder. Bordeaux were especially impressive at home where they won four and drew one of last five games in all competitions.
Knowing that the hosts have an imperative and that Copenahgen come into this off the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Vendsyssel, the home win looks like a decent option at the 1.95 odds.
Bordeaux vs Copenhagen: Bet Tips
Bordeaux to win @ 1.95 (19/20)
Bordeaux to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).