On Sunday night, Thomas Tuchel had to cope with his first defeat as PSG coach in the French Ligue 1. In the top match against Olympique Lyon, it put PSG despite early lead a 1: 2 defeat. The title fight, however, is no longer exciting because of the comfortable advantage, after all, PSG has ten points ahead and additionally two catch-up games in the hindquarters. Speaking of catch-up game – such a will take place this week in Marseille. In the catch-up game of the 18th match day Marseille meets Bordeaux!
Marseille vs. Bordeaux Football Prediction of the Day
Both teams were in the fall in the Europa League group stage represented, but missed the knockout phase. However, the return to Europe is the big goal for both teams. To this end, the catch-up game on Tuesday night has a great importance, because both teams are currently in the behind and find themselves in the middle of the table again. With a victory in the catch-up game but could be sniffed forward again. The home side are struggling with major staffing problems, but Marseille is against Bordeaux with odds in the range of a 2.10 as a very clear favorite. The start of the game at the Stade Velodrome is on Tuesday already at 19 o’clock.
Marseilles – Statistics & Current Form
Within just a few months, the situation at the traditional French club Olympique Marseille has turned around 180 degrees. In May, the team of head coach Rudi Garcia still dreamed of winning the title in the Europa League and the associated Champions League qualification. At the beginning of February 2019, there is no euphoria. Instead of with the premier class, Marseille had to make do again with the Europa League and failed in the high arc in the group stage. In the current Ligue 1 table, “l’OM” is only in tenth place. In addition, Marseille failed in both the Coupe de France and in the Coupe de la Ligue already in the first knockout game. So far, the current season 2018/19 is a season to forget.
Thus, the full concentration in the rest of the season of the domestic championship applies. The gap to fourth place is only six points. With a good finish, a new qualification for Europe is definitely not a utopia. However, recent results do not give much cause for hope. Last weekend Marseille had to beat the strong climber Stade Reims with 1: 2. The personnel problems weaken the Garcia Elf these days extremely. Florian Thauvin, last year’s outstanding player and season-scorer already eleven times this season, is still banned in red due to a completely unnecessary frustration. Captain Dimitri Payet is missing due to an inside ligament injury, center-back Adil Rami will also have to pass due to injury and Kevin Strootman will be condemned to watch against Bordeaux due to a yellow card suspension. Four serious failures that Marseille can not adequately replace.
Nevertheless, the role of favorites in the home Stade Velodrome is justified. A 5-3-2 home record can be seen quite well, also knows the defensive at home to convince. Only nine of the 33 goals scored “OM” at home. While in foreign countries 75% of the games ended with an over 2.5, it was only 50% at home! Due to the failures in the offensive (Thauvin, Payet) and the much stronger defense at home between Marseille and Bordeaux a tip on the under 2.5 is quite interesting.
Expected deployment of Marseille:
Mandanda – Kamara, Caleta Car, Rolando, Sarr – Lopez, Luiz Gustavo – Radonjic, Sanson, Ocampos – Balotelli
Last matches of Marseille:
- 02.02.2019 – Stade Reims vs. Marseille 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 25.01.2019 – Marseille vs. OSC Lille 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 20.01.2019 – SM Caen vs. Marseilles 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Marseille 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 13.01.2019 – Marseille vs. AS Monaco 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
Bordeaux – Statistics & Current Form
The away-doubles in Strasbourg did not go as desired for Girondins Bordeaux. In the league, it put a last-minute defeat despite overwhelming superiority. In the semifinals of the Coupe de la Ligue, the Bedouet-Elf had beaten despite a lead still with 2: 3 and thus missed the final draw. The domestic championship is thus the last remaining chance to qualify again for the international business. After the break in Strasbourg, the current table twelfth last weekend had no play. The home game against taillight EA Guingamp had to be postponed to 20 February, as not enough security forces were available.
With 21 completed league games Bordeaux has played currently two games less than the rest of the competition. The gap to the other teams is therefore still catching up. For Bordeaux but would have to start a small series. The results in recent weeks have been sobering over long stretches. Only three of the past twelve league games has won the Bedouet team. It is striking that the games of Bordeaux this season often close to a under 2.5. Only in eight of the 21 league games was the tip on the over 2.5 correct. Out of doors, only three out of ten games ended with at least three goals. Altogether fell in the ten away matches even only 18 goals (7:11 goal difference). The 2: 3 in the League Cup semi-final is an exception to this. The statistics available between Marseille and Bordeaux, a prediction on the under 2.5 considered likely.
In contrast to Marseille Bordeaux has to complain before the catch-up game on Tuesday evening, no staffing problems. Failures or locks are not recorded. Rather, for the first time the two highly talented youngsters Josh Maja (came from AFC Sunderland, 19 years) and Yacine Adli (came from PSG, 18 years) appear on the playing field.
Expected formation of Bordeaux:
Costil – Palencia, Kounde, Pablo, Poundje – Basic, Lerager, Otavio – Kamano, Cornelius, Karamoh
Last matches of Bordeaux:
- 30.01.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Strasbourg Girondins Bordeaux 3: 2 (Coupe de la Ligue)
- 26.01.2019 – Strasbourg vs. Strasbourg Girondins Bordeaux 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 20.01.2019 – Girondins vs. Bordeaux. FCO Dijon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 15.01.2019 – Angers Vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 12.01.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Marseille vs. Bordeaux Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
An away win in the duel between Olympique Marseille and Girondins Bordeaux has absolute rarity. In the French football upper house there were already 110 proud times to this meeting, while ended only nine of these 110 games with a victory for the visiting team. Bordeaux was five times abroad confident of a victory, Marseille celebrated four victories in the well-known wine region. The last away win now dates from the season 2007/08, when Bordeaux prevailed in Marseille 2-1.
In addition to the many point wins for the home team, is also striking in a look at the recent results that a peat festival can not be expected. In the last seven games between Marseille and Bordeaux, the tip on the under 2.5 was always the right decision.
Marseille vs Bordeaux Betting Predictions and Tips
The catch-up game of the 18th matchday has a great significance for both teams. With a victory, the ambitions for Europe would once again be underpinned. The current form of both teams, however, is by no means outstanding and the self-confidence suffered noticeably from the last weak results. Although Marseille have a decent home record, the serious failures are definitely a weakening. Accordingly, in the match between Marseille and Bordeaux, the odds of home victory are not really appealing.
Key Facts – Marseille Vs. Bordeaux tips
With Thauvin & Payet “OM” has to do without the two topstars on offense!
The last seven games all ended with a under 2.5!
Only three out of ten away games in Bordeaux have scored three or more goals!
Interestingly, in this catch-up game betting on the under 2.5! In the previous analysis, some arguments were supported that support this suggestion between Marseille and Bordeaux. The hosts can not count on the top scorers Thauvin and Payet, while in Bordeaux they have been betting on the under 2.5 in seven out of the ten away games. The direct comparison also shows seven under 2.5 duels in series! In addition, Marseille has received very few goals in front of home crowd. Another game without many goals is very likely. For Marseille vs Bordeaux are used for the tip on the under 2.5 four units at 1.80 odds!
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 goals