Bordeaux vs Montpellier
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Bordeaux had a very average season just gone and the fear is that another one could be repeated with the only joy coming from trying to avoid relegation.
The club started the season with a 3-1 loss away to Angers and even though they did have some genuine chances they were wasteful and simply looked naive in front of goal. They have their first game at home this weekend and hopefully their support will get behind the team and give them their first points this season.
Montpellier like their hosts were disappointing in the first week and they had an even worse result when they were defeated by Rennes at Stade de la Mosson. Both of these teams then have the chance to bounce back immediately to winning ways, but the fear is that they both have the same qualities and could well cancel each other out. When that happens then the team with the quickest midfield could win and on paper Montpellier still have a very compact and tidy team in the middle of the field.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Head to Head
Last season in this fixture Montpellier won running out 2-1 winners.
Montpellier have won 3 of the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
There is a pattern which has followed for the last five games, both teams to score and not too. If it continues then both teams would not score.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Prediction
Both teams may just be happy to settle for a draw here and get points on the board so we should be quite cautious about picking a winner for this game. With that in mind our main bet for this game will be the result to be a draw but at half time making our selection less risky.
We will also back under goals, and these two are lacking some confidence and we don’ expect there to be many goals in this game if any. Both teams will approach this game with the mindset of no attack and playing defensive football and as a result this might not be a great spectacle for the fans.
Bordeaux vs Montpellier: Bet Tips:
Draw at half time at 1.91 (10/11)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 (1/2).