Preview - Lille vs Bordeaux 13 May 19

Started by Harry85, May 12, 2019, 07:53 PM

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Match Day 36
Lille vs. Bordeaux
Monday, May 13th 2019
00:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Last five matches form: D W D W D
Average goals per match: 1.74
Average goals against per match: 0.86
Top Scorer: Nicola Pépé (20)

Last five matches form: W L L L L
Average goals per match: 0.94
Average goals against per match: 1.14
Top Scorer: François Kamano (10)

It's been an excellent campaign for Lille in Ligue 1 this season. No one was ever likely to get anywhere near PSG given the wealth of talent they have at their disposal, but Lille do now look all but certain to finish best of the rest. One more win and they will definitely be heading straight into the Champions's League group stages. A fine achievement for the club.

Bordeaux meanwhile are languishing down in fourteenth, and whilst thy aren't quite mathematically safe just yet, it would take a very unusual sequence of events to see them drawn into the relegation dogfight now. Five points clear of third bottom Caen, a win in this one will rubber stamp their Ligue 1 status for another season.

Bordeaux picked up the points courtesy of a narrow 1-0 success in the reverse of this fixture. The game here last season ended in a goalless draw.

Lille look set to be at full strength headed into the game. Bordeaux aren't so fortunate. Andreas Cornelius, Josh Maja, Aurelien Tchouameni, Samuel Kalu and Igor Lewczuk all miss out through injury whilst Vukasin Jovanovic is suspended.

Lille have lost only two of 17 at home this season and are in flying form here at the minute having hit five in each of their last two - including against PSG.

Bordeaux meanwhile have won only two of 17 on the road, losing six of their last eight and failing to even score in six of those eight fixtures.

A much better side, playing at home, and with a significant advantage on the injury front; this ought to be a comfortable enough afternoon for the home side.

Prediction: Lille 3 - 0 Bordeaux

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