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Lyon V Bordeaux key points from the Ligue 1 encounter

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Lyon are set to take on Bordeaux at home in their fourth game of the Ligue 1 campaign and should be looking to return to winning ways.

After a tough night in Montpellier, Olympique Lyon would be eager to return to winning ways when they host Girondins de Bordeaux in their fourth league match of the season.

Before the defeat to Montpellier, Lyon were to put simply, on fire. Les Gones had scored 9 goals in the opening two games of the season and were expected to register another win to stay on top of the Ligue 1 standings.

However, the whole plan fell apart and Les Gones now have to do it all over again.

While playing at home, Lyon aren’t an easy side which means that the game against Bordeaux would be a great opportunity for Sylvinho’s men to return to winning ways.

The Rhone giants however, need to return to winning ways given that Stade Rennais have become the early pace setters, winning all of their opening games of the season. PSG might be on the same points as them but Lyon should be aware that the reigning champions will soon switch gears and become unstoppable.

Last season, Bordeaux did make things difficult for Lyon in Ligue 1. The two played an entertaining 3-3 draw in the 2017/18 season and held them to another draw last season. The last time Lyon won at home against Bordeaux was back in 2016 which means that Les Gones definitely have their work cut out for them.

Over the years, the Girondins have proven to be a tough team to beat at home for Lyon. Clearly the home side wouldn’t be awaiting a walk in the park regardless of how well they did in their first league match of the season.

Bordeaux on the other hand, have become a team that blows hot and cold. Their displays can be highly entertaining but in many cases over the years, consistency has been a major issue.

Currently, they are in ninth place in the Ligue 1 standings and have four points from three games.

Good vibes in Lyon

Now that he has signed a new contract with the club, Anthony Lopes will be focusing on the task at hand. The Portugal international has been the one constant for the Ligue 1 giants in recent times and is a true leader on the field.

After making his debut back in 2012, the goalkeeper has now signed a three-year deal which means that by the end of his contract, Lopes would have spent almost a decade at the club.

Joachim Andersen is another player who clearly never considered joining a club other than Lyon. The young Dane said that he wanted to develop at Lyon and it is clear that the Rhone club is the best place for that.

He said according to Foot Mercato: “There were good clubs, but Lyon was the best choice for me, I wanted to develop as a player, play the Champions League, be in a top team that fights for the title and Lyon was the best solution.”