Bordeaux vs. Olympique Lyonnais 9/11/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bordeaux 1-1-0, Lyon 1-0-0
9/11/20 3 pm
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Bordeaux is hosting Olympique Lyonnais at Matmut Atlantique in round 3 in French Ligue 1.
Bordeaux has been playing well in this new season, and they are still to lose a game and to concede a goal. Bordeaux has 4 points, and they are in 2nd place with 2 scored goals and 0 conceded goals. In their last match in Ligue 1 against Angers on the road, Bordeaux was decent with 43% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 81% of the correct passes. Bordeaux wasn’t the better team in this game, but their defense was outstanding, and Bordeaux has scored 2 goals in 2 minutes in the first half, which was enough for a 0-2 win on the road. Maja and Basic have each scored 1 goal for Bordeaux so far, while Hwang and Koscielny each have 1 assist. Pablo is the only injured player, and he will not be playing in this game. It’s really important for the team to start the season in a good way, and Bordeaux has absolutely done that. They are probably disappointed in Bordeaux about that, but I think it will be good that Bordeaux is not playing in any of the European competitions because they can focus on Ligue 1, and on getting back closer to the top.
Lyon has started their Ligue 1 season in a fantastic way, with a brutal win against Dijon at home. Lyon was dominant in that game with 64% of ball possession, 12 shots on goal, 13 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and high 90% of the correct passes. Lyon was losing since the 14th minute, but at the end of the first half, Lyon has scored 3 goals in the span of 6 minutes, and they scored another one in the 66th minute for the final 4-1 score in Lyon’s favor. Memphis Depay has scored the hat-trick for Lyon in this match, while Dijon has scored an own goal. With 3 goals, Depay is the leading goalscorer for Lyon, but Lyon now has a different problem. Depay has agreed to a deal with Barcelona, and he will be most likely to leave Lyon soon, which will leave them shorthanded and without their best player. Depay might have stayed if Lyon is playing in the Champions League this season, but they are not. Aouar is the only injured player for Lyon. Ekambi is Lyon’s biggest signing in this transfer window so far, and he will certainly have a big role when Depay leaves. Lyon is one of the best teams in France, and they will be one of the biggest competitions to PSG in the race for the title.
Bordeaux hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games, but they also haven’t won any of their last 5 home games. The trends are on Lyon’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team here. Goals have been consistent when these two teams meet, and Lyon is in an excellent goalscoring form. I will pick something on goals here