Bordeaux vs Le Mans
France – Coupe de France
Date: Friday, 3 January 2019
Kick-off at 19:55 UK/ 20:55 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Aided with their top flight experience, and the additional home advantage, Bordeaux should easily script a win against the Ligue 2 side Le Mans this Friday.
Bordeaux vs Le Mans Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the previous seven games ended in wins for Bordeaux.
- Five of the previous seven match-ups saw Lens conceding two or more goals.
- Bordeaux hold a 100% winning record in cup competitions.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a three-match winning run.
Bordeaux vs Le Mans Match Preview
After last year Rennes triumphed over PSG in the final, there’s a growing belief in Ligue 1 teams that the Parisians are no longer invincible. While the 38-matchdays-long Ligue 1 would be hard to target for a normal team of the likes of Bordeaux, cup competitions surely are considered to be comparatively easier.
As such, it’s no wonder that Bordeaux will be targeting a deep run into the final rounds of this contest, and at present Le Mans stand in the way.
Bordeaux vs Le Mans Prediction
Le Mans had to toil extremely hard to get into the Round of 64 of this competition. They were pitted against Les Herbiers, and had to deal with the away handicap as well.
In the hard-fought, ill-disciplined affair, Le Mans secured a win after their goal in the extra time (107th minute). The match thus ended in a 1-2 scoreline, with all three goals being penalties. Also do note that the match had three red cards in total.
Bordeaux being a Ligue 1 side, gained direct entry to this round.
This Friday, by all means Bordeaux hold the tag of the favorites. First and foremost they are a team from the top flight, and on top of that they have the home advantage as well.
They had also won four of their last five home fixtures, and scored a total of twelve goals from these four matches. In return, the team had conceded a total of just one goal.
Moreover, Le Mans have a total of just two wins from their last seven games, and just four from their past fourteen attempts at home.
In addition, Bordeaux have been the better team in h2h clashes for a very long time. They won six of the last seven such clashes, and scored two or more goals in five of the previous seven.
Moreover, Bordeaux hold a 100% winning record in cup competitions against this opponent, and they have lost just once at this venue against Le Mans in the prior two decades, that too in 2007.
Furthermore, the hosts have scored at least a goal in 100% of h2h encounters at this stadium, while Le Mans failed to do so in four of their preceding seven visits.
Taking all these observations into account, rightfully expect Bordeaux to deliver a crushing win this Friday.
Bordeaux vs Le Mans Betting Tips
To Win: Bordeaux @ 1.44 (4/9)
Half Time/ Full Time: Bordeaux/ Bordeaux @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Bordeaux @ 1.60 (3/5).