Lyon vs Bordeaux
2017/18 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Groupama OL Academy Decines-Charpieu.
Lyon got off to a flying start to the new Ligue 1 campaign with back-to-back wins over Strasbourg and Rennes.
Can the Lions maintain their perfect record this Saturday when they host Bordeaux in one of the most interesting fixtures of the Matchday No 3?
Former Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz is enjoying a hot run of form as he notched three goals in two opening matches for the new team and he is our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick against Bordeaux at the odds of 4/5.
Diaz and Fekir combination seems to be a great match for Bruno Genesio and there are no doubts Lyon will be dangerous in the final third against Bordeaux’s defensive line which showed plenty of vulnerabilities during the pre-season period.
Les Girondins can also be satisfied with their start in the domestic league where they clinched four points in two opening outings.
However, the European campaign ended disappointingly for Jocelyn Gourvennec and his men who suffered a shocking third round elimination to Videoton in Euuropa League qualifications.
Lyon vs Bordeaux: Head to head
Goals should be guaranteed if we are to judge by the most recent history of head to head clashes between the two sides.
Four of last five meetings between Lyon and Bordeaux saw both teams on target, but Les Girondins were more successful in general last year as they picked up four points from two league matches with the Lions.
Lyon vs Bordeaux: Prediction
We feel that Lyon should be able to exploit the holes in Bordeaux’s defensive line quite comfortably and we believe the home win is the best of the betting options for this one.
Lyon vs Bordeaux: Bet Tips
The top bet will be Lyon to win the match at 4/7.
You can alternatively take Mariano Diaz to score anytime at 4/5 @ Bet365.