Although they missed a couple of important players Bordeaux imposed the rythm last round away at Valenciennes. Opponents Valenciennes missed a penalty very early early but after that the game was pretty much one sided with Bordeaux clearly in charge. (Bordeaux won 1-0).
Bordeaux have not achieved much this season due to inconsistent performances, injuries and transfers (Tremoulinas and Obraniak left this season). In their last home game they trashed Guingamp 5-1 and now Bordeaux have a final chance to make amends with fans for another disappointing season. This is their last home game and given the name of the opponent Bordeaux should be fired up and prone to extra efforts.
There are no news regarding the injuries of defender Henrique, winger Maurice-Belay and forwards Jussie, Saivet and Hoarau (all of them missed last round).
Even if Marseille defeated Lyon last round (won 4-2) their performance was far from convincing. Lyon constantly pushed the game forward but in midfield they had to improvise and rely on inexperienced players who were mostly reserves this season.
Marseille of course took advantage of this situation and successfully exploited it, mainly thanks to individual skills of players like striker Gignac.
Central defender Mendes should return to the lineup after being suspended last round.
After winning over Lyon, Marseille have hopes to catch the 5th place that will assure a European presence next season, but against Bordeaux it will be an entire different story.
Bordeaux nowadays are very confident, highly organized and have nothing to lose. Only through individual skills Marseille won’t be able to make the difference this round, regardless their lust for points. Bordeaux -0.25 at 2.17
UPDATE: Good news for Bordeaux as they welcome back defender Henrique, winger Maurice-Belay and forward Hoarau.
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Jug – Mariano, L.Sané, Orban, Planus, Henrique, Pellenard, Faubert, Chalmé – Poko, Nguemo, Sertic, Ab.Traoré – C.Diabaté, Rolan, Hoarau, Maurice-Belay
Marseille: S.Mandanda, B.Samba – L.Mendes, So.Diawara, Fanni, Ben.Mendy, J.Morel, Nkoulou, B.Dja Djédjé – M.Bangoura, Be.Cheyrou, Imbula, Romao, Valbuena, Thauvin – A.Ayew, Gignac, Payet