The game between Lorient and Bordeaux last week was extremely boring (finished 0-0) and it seems Bordeaux are already in vacation mode.
For a couple of rounds already Bordeaux do not push the game forward as they used to and rely primarily on long balls. They are also simply begging for free-kicks near the penalty box and it’s really painful watching players simulating fouls and going down in theatrical moves. Inspiration is at low levels, just like motivation.
The defense is also softer than usual with players having out of body experiences and leaving the opponents to run around freely.
Hosts will miss fullback Faubert who suffered an injury last week but will welcome back fullback Mariano after suspension.
Although they lost 2-0 Nantes made a good game last week against PSG. They even had a couple of shots on target and in midfield there wasn’t much difference between PSG’s superstars and Nantes’ average players.
Nantes are playing some good football recently with solid interventions in defense and simple and effective passes in midfield. Nantes are only deficient in the finishing phase as there are major problems when trying to apply the final touch.
Guests will miss defensive midfielder Gomis who is suspended. Hansen may return from injury and take his place in the lineup.
This should be another boring game played mostly in midfield with neither side having any kind of motivation. Comparing strictly by recent performances odds are wrongly set as Nantes are in a better moment and are playing good football. Nantes +0.75 at 2.14
UPDATE: Nantes will miss attacking midfielder Bedoya and defender Djilobodji. Same bet
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Prior – Contento, Mariano, Guilbert, Pallois, Planus, Yambéré – Chantôme, Khazri, Plasil, Poko, Sertic, Ab.Traoré – Kiese Thelin, Maurice-Belay, Rolan, Saivet, Crivelli
Nantes: Dupé, Ré.Riou – Alhadhur, Cissokho, Djidji, Dubois, Vizcarrondo, K.Hansen – Bessat, Deaux, Nkoudou, Rongier, Veretout – Audel, Bammou, Is.Bangoura, Gakpé