Bordeaux started in force last round away at Dijon, but unfortunately couldn’t hold on to their lead. They neglected the defensive phase and ended up with no points (lost 3-2).
Bordeaux went through a difficult moment recently (only 2 points in 7 games) and seems like coach Gourvennec decided to change approach. The emphasis is now on the attacking phase, and fullbacks and central midfielders advance frequently.
Up until now Strasbourg is the only team who managed to defeat PSG (won 2-1 last round). From an attacking point of view, Strasbourg are doing pretty good lately, and it’s not surprising that they managed to score against PSG. What’s surprising is that they conceded only once…
They usually start with only 1 forward, but most midfielders also participate in the attacking phase, making it easier for opponents to find open spaces.
Hosts will miss winger Malcom, while guests will be without keeper Kamara and midfielder Martin.
This should be a very entertaining encounter with plenty of opportunities on both ends. Over 2.75 goals at 2.07
Bordeaux: Costil, Prior – Sabaly, Gajic, Koundé, Toulalan, Jovanovic, Carrique – Otavio, Lerager, Sankharé, Plasil, Vada, Youssouf – Kamano, A.Mendy, J.Cafu, De Préville, Taha
Strasbourg : Oukidja, Bonnefoi – Seka, K.Mangane, B.Koné, Salmier, Lala, Othon – Grimm, Aholou, Nogueira, Liénard – Terrier, Sacko, Blayac, Bahoken, Da Costa, Saadi