Bordeaux are struggling with injuries for a couple of rounds already but they are still producing impressive performances.
Although they kept a clean sheet in the Cup game against Monaco (won 3-0), Bordeaux’s defensive phase seems to suffer the most, since defenders Pablo, Pallois and Sane are out injured. Central midfielder Chantome is also missing and he was always providing support for defenders.
Luckily for Bordeaux they have a large squad and can still be competitive at Ligue1 level.
Upfront things are looking good for Bordeaux with forwards Saivet and Roland in great form. Saivet scored his second goal of the season in the Cup and Roland scored in the last three games.
Bordeaux may welcome back forward Crivelli after injury.
Marseille keep on conceding goals no matter whom they are up against. In the midweek Cup game Marseille used a mixed squad and struggled defensively against Ligue2 side Bourg (Marseille won 3-2).
It is true that even keeper Mandanda was rested, but the spaces left open were simply huge, just like it happens round after round in Ligue1.
The good news is that wingers Cabella and Ocampos scored again and this will assure the good form of the offensive phase, even without Alessandrini who is injured.
With both sides in good offensive form there should be plenty of scoring opportunities, especially since Marseille have a loose defense and Bordeaux will continue to miss a couple of important defensive minded players. Over 2.50 goals at 2.21
UPDATE: Good news for Bordeaux as they welcome back defender Sane and forward Crivelli. Marseille will once again miss winger Alessandrini who was joined on the sidelines by winger NKoudou.
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Prior – Contento, Guilbert, Poundjé, L.Sané, Yambéré – Poko, Khazri, Ounas, Plasil, Ab.Traoré, Vada, Saivet – Rolan, Crivelli, C.Diabaté, Laborde
Marseille: S.Mandanda, Y.Pelé – Manquillo, Ben.Mendy, Nkoulou, Rekik, Rolando, Sparagna, De Ceglie – Barrada, Cabella, L.Diarra, Romao, B.Sarr, L.Silva, Zambo Anguissa, M.Lopez – Batshuayi, Ocampos