Bordeaux vs Ventspils
Europa League Qualifiers Second Round – 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Matmut Atlantique (Bordeaux).
Bordeaux took a 1-0 narrow win in the away leg and must get through the next round with a solid win in the home leg against Latvian outfit Ventspils this Thursday.
It will be worth to note that Ventspils do not generally fare in away legs and Bordeaux missing five players through injury won’t make a difference to the final outcome.
Bordeaux vs Ventspils Betting Tips
HT/FT 1/1 @ 1.50
Over 2.5 goals at 1.64.
Bordeaux vs Ventspils Match Preview
Bordeaux have finished the last term strong and they’ve managed to keep it up through the pre-season, where they held MC Alger and Union Berlin to draws and beat Gazélec Ajaccio and Saint-Etienne along the way.
Les Girondins have proven themselves as a tough outfit to score against and Gus Poyet will want a similar performance as they start their season early with a trip to Olimpiska centra Ventspils Stadiona for the 2nd Qualifying Round in Europa League. They seem to have more depth in quality and the travelling fans will be hoping for a comfortable win in Ventspils.
Ventspils come into the match on the back of a fine streak of their own, where they bagged wins over BetLanes, Metta / LU, and Valmiera / BSS domestically and made their way over Luftëtari Gjirokaster with an 8-3 aggregate win – starting off with a furious 5-0 win at this ground. They’ll hope to set up a similar challenge on the day but Bordeaux should prove much more of a task for them.
Bordeaux vs Ventspils: Head-to-head
- Bordeaux come into the sides’ first head-to-head matchup as heavy favourites to bag a win.
- Les Girondins haven’t been scoring many goals recently but hope to show off on the day.
- Ventspils have impressed domestically but could be out of their league here.