Although both Marseille and Bordeaux have some really talented players, these teams are not very high on the table. In fact, they’re in the middle of the table but would like to get much, much higher. Well, one of these two can get up a few spots, but to do that they need to win all three points at the Velodrome on Tuesday evening. And if you were looking for Marseille vs Bordeaux prediction and betting tips, you’re gonna find them here!
Even though they’re the 4th-most valuable team in Ligue 1, Marseille are way below the top 4 positions on the table. L’OM have only 31 points after 22 rounds, which is 6 fewer than St Etienne who are at the 4th place. This means that the battle still isn’t lost for Marseille, but in order to challenge it, they will have to improve their form.
Marseille have lost 4 out of 6 matches they played in 2019, including the cup game against a team from National 2 League. And Marseille’s poor form stretches all the way back to November. From 25th November to 20th January, Marseille were without a single win!
The only win they got recently was the one against Caen two weeks ago. The final result was 1:0, which shows that Marseille’s poor form in the final third has been one of the main reasons why they’re playing bad. This team hasn’t scored more than 1 goal per game in the previous 9 matches, counting all competitions.
And scoring against Bordeaux won’t be easy, not just because of the poor form of L’OM attackers, but also because one of their best players Dimity Payer is out due to a knee injury. On the other hand, their top scorer, Florian Thauvin is back after serving a one-match suspension. This guy has scored 11 goals in Ligue 1, but is without a goal to his name in 2019. Maybe the match against Bordeaux is the right time for him to end his goal drought?
Same as Marseille, Bordeaux have also been in a poor run lately. This team has lost their previous two games, but they did win a couple of games since 2019 has started. But even with 6 points won in the league this January Bordeaux are still very low on the table.
They’re at the 12th place but their ambitions are probably higher. However, to get higher on the table, they need to start playing much, much better as soon as possible. Their biggest trouble this season has been their poor scoring. With only 23 goals scored, Bordeaux is among the worst teams in the league.
On the bright side, their defense has been pretty good this season. They’ve allowed only 23 goals so far, which is better than most teams in Ligue 1. Actually, only 4 other teams have allowed fewer goals than Les Girondins.
- Hiroki Sakai (national selection)
- Dimitri Payet (injury)
- Adil Rami (injury)
- Zaydou Youssouf (injury)
- Nicolas De Preville (doubtful)
- Aurelien Tchouameni (doubtful)
Mandanda – Rolando, Kamara, Luiz Gustavo – Lopez, Strootman, Sarr, Amavi – Thauvin, Radonjic, Mitroglu
Costil – Jovanovic, Kounde, Sabaly, Poundje – Otavio, Plasil, Kamano, Kalu, Karamoh – Briand
Marseille vs Bordeaux Prediction
Both teams need points here, but rushing toward the opponent’s goal is probably not as important as keeping their own safety. That’s why I think this match will finish in draw and we’ll probably see fewer than 3 goals.
Marseille vs Bordeaux Betting Tips
- Under 2.5 Goals @1.80 (bwin)
- Draw @3.25 (bet365)
- Correct Score 1:1 @6.75 (bwin)