Preview - Bordeaux vs Monaco 27 August 18

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Match Day 3
Bordeaux vs Monaco
Monday, August 27th, 2018
00:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium:  Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux

Last five matches form: W W W L 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 )

Last five matches form: W W W W D
Average goals per match 17/18: 2.24
Average goals against per match 17/18: 1.18
Top Scorer 17/18: Radamel Falcao (18)

The Ligue 1 action continues this weekend as a Bordeaux squad seemingly in disarray plays host to last season's runners up Monaco.

Monaco did the double over Bordeaux last season, winning this game 2-0.

To say Bordeaux haven't started the season in the best of fashions would be something of an understatement. Gus Poyet has been sacked already and their two league games to date have ended in defeats at the hands of Strasbourg and Toulouse. Even the Europa League hasn't brought much respite as they haven't looked great in two games against supposedly inferior opposition.

It's been something of a mixed bag for Monaco in truth too, with an opening win away at Nantes being followed up with an underwhelming draw at home against Lille.

Injury doubts surround Théo Pellenard, Alexandre Mendy and Youssouf Sabaly for the home side.

Alksandr Golovin and Ronael Pierre Gabriel are out injured for Monaco, whilst Djibril Sidibe and Danijel Subasic are away on international duty.

Monaco are a significantly better side than Bordeaux on paper, event without accounting for the recent turmoil surrounding the hosts. The growing rumours of the appointment of Thierry Henry as the new manager may instil a little of the feel good factor into the home dressing room, but we suspect that wont be enough to save them from defeat here.

Prediction: Bordeaux 0 - 2 Monaco


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots:  11 - 11
Shots on target: 6 - 6
Corner Kicks: 5 - 8
Possession: 53% - 47%
Francois Kamano picked up a yellow card to go with his two goals for Bordeaux. Monaco's Diego Benaglio and Pietro Pellegri also had their names taken by referee Clement Turpin.

Something of a shock in the end as managerless Bordeaux saw off last seasons runners up Monaco, and they probably just about deserved it too.

The opening goal of the game came from the penalty spot in the 48th minute. Kalu beating his man only to be brought down just inside the corner of the 18 yard box. Kamano stepping up to finish into the right hand side of the goal.

Monaco hit back in the 63rd minute. Excellent strength and determination from Pietro Pellegri to hold off his marker when breaking into the left hand side of the area before supplying an excellent finish into the top right corner.

Bordeaux were handed an excellent chance to win it in the 86th minute when Monaco keeper Diego Benaglio brought down Kalu in the area. Kalu himself stepped up but saw his effort saved.

And just as it looked as though this one was heading for a draw, Kamano struck again in the 90th minute. Teed up just inside the area to the left hand side, he produced a superb curling finish into the right of the goal for the winner.

Perhaps things are now looking up for Bordeaux after all the recent turmoil surrounding the club. This was certainly their best performance of the season to date - be that in Ligue 1 or the Europa League - and prospective new manager Thierry Henry will no doubt be pretty pleased with what he saw here.

Disappointment for Monaco. This is just the type of slip up they need to avoid if they are to have any hope at all of getting closer to PSG this season.

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