Preview - Toulouse vs Bordeaux 19 August 18

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Match Day 2
Toulouse vs Bordeaux
Sunday, August 19th, 2018
22:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stadium Municipal

Last five matches form: L L L W L
Average goals per match 17/18: 1.00
Average goals against per match 17/18: 1.42
Top Scorer 17/18: Max Gradel ( 8 )

Last five matches form: W W W W L
Average goals per match 17/18: 1.39
Average goals against per match 17/18: 1.26
Top Scorer 17/18: François Kamano ( 8 )

The Ligue 1 action continues with this clash between Toulouse and Bordeaux at the Stadium Municipal in the Garonne Derby.

Travelling to the Velodrome was never going to be an easy task on the opening weekend of the season for Toulouse, and so it proved as they found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-0 beating. They will be keen to get that out of their system at the first time of asking in front of their own fans.

Bordeaux's opening game wasn't particularly impressive either as they slumped at home to Strasbourg. They did at least pick up a win in the Europa League in midweek but again hardly pulled up any trees in seeing off minnows Mariupol. That seemed to be the final straw for those in charge who dismissed manager Gus Poyet on Friday

Bordeaux held the edge in the Ligue 1 fixtures between the sides last season, winning home and away.

Steve Yago misses out through injury for Toulouse. Bordeaux must do without the suspended Pablo and also possibly Théo Pellenard, Alexandre Mendy and Youssouf Sabaly.

Toulouse were poor against Marseille but are probably playing Bordeaux at a good time here. The visitors appear a side in disarray at present, and the home side should also be that bit fresher.

This should be a passionate affair with the home side taken to see off their managerless rivals.

Prediction: Toulouse 2 - 1 Bordeaux


Half time: 1 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots:  9 - 13
Shots on target: 5 - 9
Corner Kicks: 1 - 2
Possession: 49% - 51%

Just the one booking for each side in this one, with referee Francois Letexier taking the names of Fracois Moubandje of Toulouse and Maxime Poundje of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux actually put in a decent display here considering the current turmoil at the club. As is so often the case though it doesn't rain but it pours when things aren't going well, and despite being comfortably on top in the shot count, they ultimately came away with nothing against their big rivals.

Much huffing and puffing in the opening period, with the visitors possibly just edging things in front of a frenzied home crowd. It looked as though we would be headed into the break on level terms though, until Aaron Leya Iseka took matters into his own hands in the 44th minute. Picking the ball up 25+ yards from goal, Iseka took one look up before unleashing a piledriver into the top right-hand corner. What a strike!

Credit to Bordeaux, they came out all guns blazing in the second half and in the 50th minute equalised with a fine goal of their own. Slick interplay in the centre of the park eventually seeing the ball make its way to Francois Kamano on the left-hand side. Kamano advanced into the left-hand corner of the eighteen yard box before finishing expertly into the top right corner. 1-1.

What turned out to be the winner came in the 67th minute. Max Gradel chesting the ball into the path of Mathieu Dossevi who was breaking into the area. Plenty of time for Dossevi to take a touch and fire across the keeper into the bottom right corner. No way back for Bordeaux. 2-1 final score.

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