Bordeaux Braces for a Visit from Archrivals LyonPublished March 3, 2017 by Florin P
Lyon travels to Bordeaux for what promises to be a high scoring match between in-form teams (7:45 p.m UK Time).
At the top of the Ligue 1 standings, three teams are fighting for supremacy. Lyon and Bordeaux are not within striking distance and their ambitions of finishing on the podium have all but vanished. Having said this, the race for the fourth place is very much on and the stakes are pretty high. This is the only place that sends a team to Europa League, so a match between the main favorites is a treat for punters.
The Hottest Home Team in France
Lyon has emerged as a force to be reckoned with when having home pitch advantage. Recent results are encouraging and the fans have a lot to look forward to. Their adventure in Europa League continues unabated and fatigue isn’t a major concern so far. With no new players injured and many of those on the bench returning to fitness, Lyon has high expectations.
On the road, they are less impressive, but still managed to win five games out of 12. The most important part as far as punters are concerned is that they drew very few games. This is a team that goes all in much more often than its French counterparts. Win or lose, they stick to offensive plays.
Growing Injury List for Bordeaux
The hosts are on a roll and won three consecutive games, including a very important match in the French Cup. All these efforts are paying off, but at the same time players are falling like flies and the injury list now includes four defenders. That’s a lot if you consider the fact that Lyon is an aggressive team who plays offensive football on the road.
This is the kind of match that can go either way and that’s why punters will have a hard time picking winners. This is not a reason to stay away completely, but instead people should bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored. bet365 Sports sweetens the deal with odds of 4/5 for this outcome.