The team responsible for the most unexpected result of the 2017/2018 season of the French Championship will be the opponent of Bordeaux on Friday, December 8. The team of the Brazilian Malcon will face Strasbourg in the opening of the seventeenth round of the Ligue 1 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux. The kickoff is scheduled for 17:45.
Bordeaux’s recent performance
After a good start to the season, the Bordeaux fell in yield. In the last nine matches for Ligue 1, suffered six defeats. In the three games he scored, it was two draws and only one win.
This, of course, caused a drop in the rating table. With 20 points (five wins, five draws and six defeats), Bordeaux, who flirted with the European tournament qualifying zone, saw teams fighting against relegation approach. The distance to Toulouse, eighteenth placed and who opens this block, is only four points.
Duels at home have been instrumental in preventing an even bigger downfall. With 14 points (four wins, two draws and one defeat), Bordeaux are the eighth best in this category in the current season of the French Championship.
Adept to use the system with three defenders, the technician Jocelyn Gouvernec has two problems in the sector. Holder Vukasin Jovanovic (14 matches in the 2017/2018 French Championship without a goal) is out with a foot injury. You must pass a new exam to see if you can play.
This situation is aggravated by the fact that Igor Lewczuk (five games, no goal), which would be the first option to replace him, also be in the care of the medical department with a knee injury. Also in the infirmary is the striker Gaetan Laborde (five games, no goal).
The current form of Strasbourg
There is no doubt that Paris Saint-Germain will win the title of the current season of the French Championship. The only questioning was whether the billionaire team of the capital would win this achievement unbeaten. Strasbourg ended that possibility.
In the most surprising result of Ligue 1 so far, he defeated Neymar’s team 2-1 in the previous round. In addition to the glory of defeating the giant, the three points conquered unexpectedly prevented the team from entering the relegation zone.
With 18 points (four wins, six draws and six defeats), he took the sixteenth place. They are just two points more than Toulouse, eighteenth placed, which opens the sticking region.
To try to stay above the court, coach Thierry Laurey also has to manage medical problems. They are in injury treatment and depend on a new evaluation to know if defenders Dimitri Foulquier (a performance in the French Championship 2017/2018, without a goal) and Ismael Aaneba (without performances) may play; and socks Benjamin Corgnet (seven games, no goal) and Lucien Zohi (no performances).
History of the games between Bordeaux and Strasbourg
The teams have not faced each other since 2008. In the history of duels, 15 matches were recorded with six Bordeaux victories, three Strasbourg wins and six draws.
There is no doubt about the technical superiority of Bordeaux in comparison with Strasbourg, although this higher quality has not been shown in the most recent matches. However, allied to the home factor, it is sufficient for the club to be singled out as the best option for a guess aimed at the confrontation this Friday. The price is 1.67 at Rivalo. Draw returns 3.80 and successful visitor yields 5.00 for 1.