Bordeaux vs. OGC Nice 9/27/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bordeaux 1-2-1, OGC Nice 2-0-2
9/27/20 7 am
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Bordeaux is hosting OGC Nice at Matmut Atlantique in round 5 in the French Ligue 1.
Bordeaux has only 1 won in Ligue 1 so far this season, but they also have only 1 loss. With 5 points, 3 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals, Bordeaux is in 13th place in the standings. In their last Ligue 1 match against Lens on the road, Bordeaux has had 41% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 79% of the correct passes. Bordeaux conceded a goal in the 47th minute, while in the 58th minute they conceded a red card and a penalty kick which Lens turned into a goal. In the 95th minute, Bordeaux has scored a consolation goal, and they ended up losing this match 2-1. Maja, Kalu, and Basic have each scored 1 goal for Bordeaux so far this season, while Sabaly and Koscielny added 1 assist each. Zerkane is injured, while Baysse is suspended because of the yellow cards. Bordeaux is an average Ligue 1 team, but I don’t expect them to be much higher than they were last season, which is the middle of the table. Bordeaux's biggest issues so far is the lack of offense, and they need to improve that as soon as possible.
Nice has started the season well, with 2 wins, but they lost 2 straight games in Ligue 1. Nice was terrible defensively as of late, and they have conceded 6 goals in their last 2 games while scoring only 1 goal. With 6 points, 5 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals, Nice is in 10th place. Dolberg and Gouiri have each scored 2 goals for Nice so far, while Dante added 1 goal. Kamara, Lees-Melou, and Gouiri each added 1 assist. The injury list is quite long for Nice, and Boudaoui, Claude-Maurice, Danilo, Dolberg, N’Soki, and Atal are all on that list. In their latest Ligue 1 match against PSG at home, Nice has had 50% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and high 91% of accurate passes. Offensively, Nice wasn’t a threat to PSG, while their defense couldn’t handle the pressure from PSG. Nice has lost this match 0-3 at home. There are a lot of good players in Nice, and they can play good soccer, but the injuries have impacted their game on both ends. Nice will be playing in the Europa League this season, and I believe that will affect their game in Ligue 1 because Nice doesn’t have the depth to compete in both competitions.
Bordeaux has played 6 home games in a row without winning. The trends are slightly on Bordeaux’s side in this matchup, but they haven’t won any of their last 4 home games against Nice. Neither of the teams is in good form, and I have a feeling this could be a low scoring game. I’m going to give this a shot at a draw.