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Preview: Bordeaux – Marseille

Marseille are fourth in Ligue 1 and they will be looking to move closer to the top of the table today as they travel to 9th-placed Bordeaux.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

In 54 previous L1 meetings at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique, Bordeaux have won 32, Marseille have won 4 and the other 18 games were drawn.

Les Girondins are on run of 32 L1 games at home without a loss against Marseille (W22 D10). The last time Marseille beat Bordeaux on the road in Ligue 1 (L1) dates back to October 1977!

After going unbeaten in the opening 7 rounds in Ligue 1, a 6-2 defeat against league leaders PSG seems to have knocked Bordeaux’s confidence as they have been on a bad run ever since, in which they have picked up just 1 point from the past 5 matches (D1 L4). Moreover, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men have failed to score in their last 3 matches in the league.

Marseille are enjoying a strong campaign and are unbeaten in their last 7 matches in the league, including a 5-0 win at home against Caen before the international break. Rudi Garcia’s side are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 away L1 matches. In addition, they have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches.

Marseille’s outstanding player in this first half of the season, Luiz Gustavo, is suspended. Bordeaux will have to face the absence of their important centre back Vukasin Jovanovic due to suspension.

 

Missing players

Bordeaux: J. Kounde (muscle injury), G. Laborde (foot injury)

Marseille: B. Kamara (ankle injury), G. Sertic (doubtful).