Bordeaux vs Liverpool 09/17/2015 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds and Predictions
Liverpool vs Bordeaux
Thursday 17th September 2015 13:00(ET)
The Line: Bordeaux 17/10 Draw 12/5 Liverpool 18/10 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Fox Sport
With Bordeaux coming into this game off the back of a confidence boosting 2-2 draw with PSG and Liverpool suffering a 3-1 defeat to great rivals Manchester United one could be forgiven for taking Bordeaux straight up and thinking nothing more of it. Brendan Rodgers Liverpool were terrible at the weekend, they played a really poor game and showed very little invention or creativity but they were missing their most creative player in Phillip Couthino who should be back in the starting line up tonight. But Brendan Rodgers has left some of his stars back in Liverpool with striker Christian Benteke, Lucas, Milner, Clyne , Skertel and Lovren all not travelling with the team. For me I think this is a clear indication that Rodgers is struggling and under pressure , he has obviously decided that the Europa League is not a priority and going to take on a tough Bordeaux team I think he will pay the price.
Bordeaux played a really good game on Saturday and took on PSG by pressing high and keeping the Champions under pressure from the very start of the game. With the french side likely to have more ball on Thursday night and taking the game to Liverpool the key men will be Khazri who has scored three goals already this season, the pacey winger/striker gets about the field well and will press high on a Liverpool defence that has not played together yet this season with Sakho and Toure likely to be playing their first game of the season.
For me given the squad that Brendan Rodgers has brought to France we just have to take Bordeaux, at 17/10 its a huge price for a team likely to play mostly their first team against Liverpool's second string. I cant see this price lasting long either. Take Bordeaux to get the win.