Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Predictions and Betting:
The French top league Ligue 1 has already kicked off with most of the teams already played at least one game with the exception of PSG who are on a break after losing to Bayern in the UCL finals.
Even teams like Lyon, who had made it to the semi-final of Champions league started their Ligue 1 campaign last week against Dijon with a 4-1 victory. As of now, Nice have had a great start to the season with two wins followed up by Bordeaux and Monaco who have one win and a draw each.
The 3rd weekend is filled with interesting line-ups with one of them being Bordeaux playing against Lyon on 11th at home. The last time these two teams met, Lyon had the better off the home team with a 2-1 victory. Even though Lyon seems to be the favorite, Bordeaux is expected to put a strong fight.
Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Prediction and Betting Summary
Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent Form
The Bordeaux didn’t particularly have a smooth ride in the last season of Ligue 1 as they managed to finish just 12th in table out of 20 teams.
Looking at their recent outings, the hosts have won two games and drew two while losing against Saint Etienne in their last five matches. The victories that they have secured have been outright ones with scores of 2-0 against Angers and 4-0 against Reims.
On the other hand, Lyon had to face several top clubs of Europe and Britain, but still managed to win crucial games and proved their potential to perform on bigger stages.
Barring their loss against Bayern in the semi-final, Lyon thrashed Man City in the quarters and won against Juventus, courtesy an away goal.
In the opening game against Dijon, they outperformed Dijon in all departments and secured a 4-1 win. That particular experience of UEFA league will take the team to a new level this season.
Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Prediction and Betting : Head to Head
Despite the underdogs, Bordeaux has been able to pose a formidable challenge whenever they have played against Lyon. On the other hand, Lyon has always had that extra gear which has enabled them to win against several teams including Bordeaux.
The two teams have met on 46 occasions with Lyon winning 20 matches whereas Bordeaux has 11 victories and an astonishing 15 matches ending in a draw.
On average, both teams have scored about 2.70 goals per match when they face each other. Lyon have scored 74 goals whereas Bordeaux could score only 50 in 46 meetings.
Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
Looking at their offensive and defensive stats, Bordeaux usually go in with a 4-2-3-1 formation which is a balanced formation whereas Lyon opts for an aggressive 3-4-1-2 formation for a game.
The forward of the visitors have Depay and Dembele who are known for their scoring ability.
Depay has recently scored a hattrick and is in top form. He will be accompanied by Toko-Ekambi who has played the winger role quite effectively.
On the other hand, for Bordeaux, the striker Maja is having a good season but his forward teammates Hwang and Oudin will have to lessen the fouls and increase the pass accuracy for Maja to finish.
The midfield of Lyon consisting of Cornet, Dubois, Caqueret are one of the best midfield trios who can control the ball, thereby securing the possession.
The inexperience in midfield is wider than ever as far as Bordeaux is concerned. Toma Basic has saved some face by scoring in the last game and assisting on several occasions.
The defense of Lyon is again superior with services of Denayer and Marcelo who has more than 70% success in passes and have close to 50% successful tackles against the attack.
On the other hand, the backline of Bordeaux can pose a challenge to Lyon’s attack with Baysse, Koscleiny and several others.
Lyon vs Bordeaux Soccer Predictions and Betting Analysis
It is almost certain of a Lyon victory according to the betting platforms with the hosts having to settle for a draw which might be their best result. According to Bet365, a famous betting website, Lyon has odds of 2.00, Bordeaux has odds of 4.00 and the odds for a draw is 3.20. This means that the chance for a Lyon win is highly likely. They have also predicted the final score-line to be 1-0 or 1-1.
Another platform Oddschecker have combined the odds of several other platforms and given the best odds to the teams. They have given odds of 13/12 to Lyon whereas the odds for the home team is 3/1 with draw odds of 45/19.
When compared to other websites, FCTables are the only ones to give closer odds between the teams. They have given 2.04 to Lyon whereas Bordeaux have obtained the odds of 3.83. They have also gone on to tell that the possibility of a Lyon win is 47% and that of a Bordeaux win is just 23%.
VirtualBet24.com however, gives Bordeaux edge over Lyon for the upcoming clash between the two teams. As per the platform, Bordeaux has 46% chances of winning the match while Lyon has only 24% chances.
Infogol gives Lyon 43% chances of winning the match against Bordeaux while for Bordeaux the chances stands at 27%.
Bordeaux will be hosting Lyon on 11th September. Though the most of the betting and prediction platforms favors Lyon’s win, Bordeaux who is currently No 2 in the Ligue 1 standings cannot be underestimated.