Lille vs Bordeaux
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th October 2019
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy (Lille)
Lille have fallen to inconsistency which is starting to affect their league season. The club who lost some major players in the summer including Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal started the season well enough but they come into this game with no wins in their last 3 games and just 1 win in 6 weeks. Their last Ligue 1 match ended in a 2-1 loss away to Toulouse.
The club played in the Champions League in midweek and managed a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia, they have the chance to stay at home for this game and will try and focus on getting all 3 points here. The good news for Lille is that they have the 2nd best home record in the league where they remain unbeaten after 5 games, 4 wins and 1 draw, with their last match here ending in a 2-2 draw against Nimes.
Bordeaux are in 6th place and like Lille they have 15 points so this is really a crunch game. Form has been average with 2 wins and 2 losses in their last four games and last weekend the club lost 1-0 at home to Saint Etienne. Away from home Bordeaux it has been rather interesting as they have the 2nd best away record picking up 10 points from a possible 15, they have won their last two away games.
Lille vs Bordeaux: Head to Head
- Last season Lille won this game 1-0.
- Since 2012 Bordeaux have only beaten Lille once when away from home which was in 2017.
- 3 of the last 4 meetings have ended in under 1.5 goals.
Lille vs Bordeaux: Prediction
What we have is a match where the potential is great. Lille are brilliant at home and Bordeaux are brilliant away. This is why our main bet will be to see the draw at half time, we expect a very close game where traditionally there are not many goals. But gaps, space will open up in the second half and we don’t expect a 0-0 game that is why we will also back more goals to occur in the 2nd half.
We expect to see a low scoring game but that doesn’t mean it won’t be of high quality. Each team with a win has the chance to go as high as 4th place, so there is a lot to play for.
Lille vs Bordeaux: Bet Tips
Half Time Result: A draw at 2.10 (11/10)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11).