Saturday, 20 May 2017

Lorient - Bordeaux

PICK: Bordeaux AH +0,25 @1,78 PINNACLE 3/10

Match between 18th placed Lorient and 6th placed Bordeaux will be played on sold out stadium Le Moustoir, where fans of Les Merlus will hope that season will finish in good way for their team. In case of defeat and win of Nancy against Saint Etienne or Bastia against OM, Lorient would be relegated, while already a point can keep them alive.

Lorient was sitting in the bottom of the table for almost whole season, but on 18th of March, when they were 2-0 down against Nancy in half-time they overturned the match (2-3) and after that won against Caen and Lyon away. They lost against Montpellier in match after Lyon, but won next one against Metz with 5-1 and when it looked that they will save their season, they have put them in jeopardy again. With only 1 point in last 3 matches, they are on 18th position, only a point behind Caen and Metz, but still reachable for both Bastia and Nancy, due to the worst goal difference among them. That things are even tougher for their manager Casoni, he is without Marveaux and Moukandjo, two most important players of offensive part of Lorient. Moreover also captain and "general" in defence Ciani is missing due to suspension.

Bordeaux is on 6th place, which will in my opinion be enough for Europa League in next season, because I am pretty sure that PSG will beat Angers in cup finals on next weekend. They were in front against OM in last match, but they were not capable to hold the lead and at the end match finished with 1-1 draw. Their 6th place is unreachable for 7th Nantes, but I am sure that they won't rotate anything and they will try to win the match today. Gourvennec said that players shouldn't think about anything, just be relaxed and play the game. That will bring the best out of them and I agree with that. He will miss defender Pallois and forwards Menez and Toure.

As I've said many times in this season, main strenght of Lorient is attack, and they need to play on great level in offence if they want to beat any team in the league. Today they will miss 2 of 3 key players in offensive part of the team, while also defence will be weaker as Ciani won't play. On the other hand Bordeaux is alraedy the team with more quality, in pretty solid form - undefeated in last 7 matches. They've beaten Lorient already in the cup and in the league match this season, so I see no reason why not to back +0,25 on Les Girondins in this duel.

FT: 1-1 hw


  1. Very good bet in my opinion. Odds traded on Betfair near 1.99 - value bet

  2. Yes I agree, and it went through as a half win as well. Unfortunately I was not available in afternoon, so I needed to publish this "poor" line.