Olympique Marseille and Bordeaux meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for the 26 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 19-11-2017, the two teams tied (1-1) . The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 2 and drew 3. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 10-30-2016 , for League 1, the two teams tied for (0-0). The Bordeaux presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 52 points won, after 15 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Metz, by (6-3). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Saint-Étienne, by (2-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 34 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 12 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Sporting Braga by (3-0). For the league, Olympique Marseille won 23 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 9 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 12 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 25 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
Olympique Marseille come to this game motivated, after having added a victory in the Europa League, to succeed at home on Braga 3-0. It should be noted that the locals are going through an excellent time in the season, with 7 wins in the last 10 games played. For this game the technician Rudi García has a contrariedad in the defensive line, since the defense Bouna Sarr is suspended. Right winger Florian Thauvin, Olympique Marseille’s best scorer with 14 goals in the championship, must occupy the right flank of the team in the tactical scheme 4-2-3-1. On the other hand, Payet is the one responsible for the offensive process: this player owns great vision of game and technical quality. From outside by injury: Mandanda and Mitroglou.
The away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 35 points won, after 10 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Strasbourg, by (0-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Amiens SC, by (3-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. For the championship, Bordeaux won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 25 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The visiting team from Bordeaux left for this game with a win over Amiens, 3-2, adding the fourth consecutive win in the French championship. Due to this good phase, the strangers managed to climb to the seventh position in the qualifying table. In this duel on the grounds of Olympique Marseille, a team that is going through a phase of confidence, coach Gustavo Poyet must opt for a more defensive strategy, exploring only the counterattack: Martin Braithwaite is a very fast and dangerous player in the counterattack . Malcom is the great highlight of Bordeaux, with 8 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Poundje, suspended, in addition to Contento, Sankhare and Mendy, these by injury.
PREDICTION: Marseille to win @ 1.66