Bordeaux will be looking to carry on their winning form as they take Lyon in Ligue 1. The match schedules at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Friday with kickoff at 10 pm.
Lyon kick-started their campaign with an emphatic 4-1 win over side Dijon in August. Without any Europa or Champions League football this season, it remains an uphill task this season.
Les Gones is undergoing a rampant change in the dressing room after putting their Champions League exit behind them. The week will prove vital for the club’s future, with several A-list players seeking a way out of the club.
One talisman on an imminent leave is Memphis Depay, with only one year left on his contract. Barcelona is an emerging favorite to sign him to reunite with Koeman. Breakout academy star Houssam Aouar could be leaving the side too, with Arsenal preparing a second bid for the 20-year-old.
Bordeaux has had a nine-day rest to recover from their goalless stalemate against side Nantes. Bordeaux opened their season with a triumphant 2-0 victory over side Angers last week. Even though it is too early to determine the full table rankings, the second-place ranking for the side is certainly a motivation. It improves their 12th position in the last Ligue 1 rankings.
Bordeaux vs. Lyon Head to Head
Both sides played 35 games against each other, with Lyon took home 13 wins while Bordeaux had 12 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Angers 0-2 Bordeaux
Bordeaux 0-0 FC Nantes
Stade de Reims 0-4 Bordeaux
Toulouse 0-0 Bordeaux
Saint-Etienne 4-2 Bordeaux
Lyon 4-1 Dijon
Lyon 0-3 Bayern Munich
Man City 1-3 Lyon
Juventus 2-1 Lyon
PSG 0-0 Lyon
Bordeaux Team News
Pablo Castro remains the only injury concern for the side. However, the Brazilian defender resumes training and expects to make a comeback soon. Midfield sensation Yacine Adli hopes to make a feature this Friday.
Lyon Team News
Adelaide’s future remains unclear with the young star looking for greener pastures due to lack of game time. Andersen will be filling the gap left by Marcal, who departed to side Wolves.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a low, close encounter match with both sides to extend their lead early in the season.
Goals Under 3.5
Both Teams to Score