Bordeaux haven’t lost in 7 rounds now, but they clearly reduced rhythm. They kept only one clean sheet in all those games, and the situation looks more serious as round goes by.
Bordeaux can be very slow in the defensive phase, and as a result they are often caught off guard. They are extremely vulnerable especially down the flanks, as fullbacks usually take part in the attacking phase and leave many open spaces. Keeper Carrasso used to save the day, but now he is injured and Bordeaux usually concede in every game.
Forward Menez still lacks form and only slows down Bordeaux’s game. Luckily they have other attacking players, but it’s a shame when talent goes to waste.
Hosts welcome back winger Kamano, midfielder Vada and forward Malcom.
Lille finally bounced back, and they did it in style (won 4-2 against Caen). They have a new coach for about two rounds now, but the system is the same and regular players are also the same.
Lille are simply bursting with talent, and it was unbelievable to see them struggling in the relegation zone. Especially attacking midfielders are really impressive, and a formula with Benzia – Lopes – de Preville can do some serious damage.
Last round winger Sliti started in the lineup and put up a really convincing performance. He scored a goal, delivered an assist, and was a constant threat to opponents. Most probably Sliti will be in the lineup this round as well, especially since forward Eder suffered an injury and will sit out.
Attacking players Bautheac, Bissouma and Mendes will also sit out (none of them is an important player at the moment), but regular midfielder Sankhare is available once again.
Lille are playing good football and their confidence increased after the victory last round. Bordeaux on the other hand lost form recently, and their fullbacks will surely have major headaches this round. LILLE +0.25 at 2.04
Bordeaux: Prior, Bernardoni – Sabaly, Poundjé, Contento, Pallois, Lewczuk, Sertic – Toulalan, Plasil, Vada, Malcom, Ounas, Youssouf – Kamano, Kiese Thelin, Ménez, Laborde, Rolan.
Lille: Enyeama, Maignan – Corchia, Civelli, Sunzu, Palmieri, Béria, Soumaoro, Basa – Sankharé, Obbadi, Amadou, M.Amalfitano, Sliti, R.Lopes – Benzia, De Préville, Tallo, Terrier