Sunday, 14 May 2017

Bordeaux - Marseille

PICK: Marseille AH +0,25 @1,81 PINNACLE 3/10

The most interesting match of Ligue 1 this weekend will be played on Stade Matmut-Atlantique in Bordeaux where local team will host Marseille. Why interesting? Because those two teams are in battle for 5th spot, which brings Europa league matches.

Bordeaux is without defeat for 5 matches in row, but on the other hand, last two draws (Dijon and St. Etienne) were enough big mistakes, that they allowed Marseille to jump over them on 5th place. Gourvennec will have problems in his defence as his standard defenders Lewczuk and Pallois are suspended for the match. Veteran Menez will be out as well. Some other players have some concerns as well, but I believe that if Gourvennec planed to use them, they will do everything to participate in the "match of the season". In next match, Bordeaux will play in Lorient.

Marseille is in series of 9 matches undefeated, but 4 draws were little bit too much to be untouchable on 5th place. In last matches they've shown little bit more, especially as their key striker and captain Gomis is 100% fit. Garcia has problems with Thauvin status, but as I said for players of Bordeaux, I think that Thauvin who is in my opinion best individual of Marseille and probably one of top5 players in the league will perform as well. Sakai is suspended, so Marseille will have a gap to fill in defence as well, but their squad is wider then the opponents. In next round, Marseille will play against Bastia at home.

With big financial injection in the club, I believe that Europa league must be reached, otherwise it would be a big disappointment in Marseille. With Sanson, Vainqueur and Lopez and lots of inside movements of Payet, they have one of the strongest midfields in the league. I have already mentioned Thauvin and Gomis, who are in good comprehension on the pitch, they are very dangerous and I think that without the leader in defence they will struggle, especially on Thauvin's side and if Gomis will be on his average conversion level, I think that Marseille can take all three points from Matmut-Atlantique. +0,25 means, that we are prediction will be half win even in case of the draw.

FT: 1-1 half win

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