Toulouse – Bordeaux Preview

It is sad to see Toulouse in a relegable position especially since they are playing courageous football every round. But determination is not everything and can’t compensate for a poor strategy and low chemistry levels.

They took only 1 point in the last 4 rounds in-spite constantly trying to push the game forward. Toulouse fail miserably when trying to apply the finishing touch and nowadays their sole hope is sending long balls inside the penalty box through wingers Regattin or Trejo.

If we compare last round to the game against Marseille two weeks ago when they conceded 6 times then there is an improvement in the defensive phase but not enough to survive in Ligue1.

Bordeaux had a solid performance last week against PSG (won 3-2). If keeper Carrasso and referee Jaffredo wouldn’t have made so many mistakes then Bordeaux would have won by a bigger margin…

Bordeaux were very motivated not only because they were up against PSG but also because they have a good chance of catching an Europa League place. They should show the same determination this round as well.

The midfield with Chantome and Khazri is the biggest strength and Bordeaux can easily switch from steadily building up play to counter attacking tactics.

Most probably Bordeaux will use the same squad as last round as there are no news on injuries.

Both sides will be very motivated but only one knows how to properly defend and exploit on counters. At the moment Toulouse are simply too disorganized in defense and toothless upfront to take anything from this encounter. Bordeaux DNB 2.09

UPDATE: No surprises in the squads

Toulouse: Ahamada, Vidal – Akpa Akpro, Moubandje, Kana-Biyik, W.Matheus, Tisserand, Yago – T.Doumbia, Aguilar, Regattin, Blin, Bodiger, Trejo, Sirieix – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic

Bordeaux: Carrasso, Prior – Contento, Faubert, Ilori, Mariano, Poundjé, Sané, Yambéré – Chantôme, Khazri, Plasil, Poko, Sertic, Traoré – Maurice-Belay, Rolan, Saivet, Kiese Thelin, Touré, Crivelli.

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