Bordeaux vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 5th April 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantque (Bordeaux).
The Ligue 1 Friday night game will take place between Bordeaux and Marseille. Bordeaux are in 13th place on 35 points and it has been an average season for the club. They are 12 points clear of the bottom three and will not be relegated but at the same time there is no chance for European football next season.
Bordeaux have drawn their last 3 games coming into this encounter with their last match ending 0-0 away to Amiens.
At Matmut Atlantique the club have won 24 of their total 35 points here and so have been poor on the road but at home they have lost just 3 games this season, although they have no wins at home in their last 3 games.
Marseille were beating Angers 2-0 at the weekend and cruising for an easy win. Not so though and Angers came back to draw 2-2. This has damaged Marseille’s hopes for a Champions League finish and they are 8 points behind 3rd place.
Realistically they may end up in the Europa League but there are at least 3 other teams looking for that position and the pressure is really on everyone of them to get some wins together, it is very close at the top end of the league.
Marseille’s form is decent with just 1 defeat in their last five but away from home they have just 1 win in their last four. Their last away match ended in a 3-1 loss to PSG.
Bordeaux vs Marseille: Head to Head
In the reverse fixture Marseille won 1-0.
The last time the teams played at Bordeaux the game finished 1-1.
The last 8 meetings have a 100% success rate to see under 2.5 goals.
Bordeaux vs Marseille: Prediction
Bordeaux have not beaten Marseille for 4 years and we do not see this changing, at the same time the result for Marseille against Angers would have hurt them.
Rudi Garcia the Marseille coach thinks they still have a chance to play in the Champions League but the players will know they don’t.
Our main bet is to stick with history and see under 2.5 goals.
We will also back Mario Balotelli to score for Marseille, he has been in superb form. But both of these teams could play out a dull match.
Bordeaux vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.66
Anytime goalscorer: Mario Balotelli (Marseille) at 2.80 (9/5).