Bordeaux and Nantes meet Sunday, August 28, in the third round of Ligue 1.
In this round we get a very interesting match between two different styles of play. If Jocelyn Gourvennec and his students rely on offensive Nantes prefer a more cautious approach, priority is blocking the opponent. These philosophies were visible since the beginning of the season, Bordeaux offering very spectacular games (3-2 at home with Saint-Etienne and Toulouse 1-4 in the movement), while Nantes won a 1-0 game (vs. . Dijon) and lost one with the same result (vs. Monaco).
Both teams had a fairly quiet season 2015-2016, finishing in mid-table season: Bordeaux 11th place with 50 points, Nantes 14th place with 48 points. However, direct disputes were attractive, the first leg of the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux ending with a home win, 2-0, in return for the final table to look at the result 2-2. Also, the two have met in the French Cup, after extra time the score was 4-3 in favor of the Nantes.
Interestingly Sunday hosts managed to score in their opponent goal every time in the last six direct dispute. Moreover, in the previous four games they have managed to score points even twice.
Nicolas Pallois will not play for Bordeaux, it is suspended after receiving a red card in the game in the second round. Also, local press says may be changes between hosts outside of Prior’s blunders caused previous games. Jules Ilok for guests not play due to injury, while Emiliano Hall and Adrien Thomasson are uncertain.
Although it seems quite difficult to predict which team will win the case, problems that Nantes has in attack (an average of 0.7 goals scored in their last 10 encounters) is as big as the ones we Bordeaux has defense (an average of 1.5 goals conceded in 10 matches precedetele), which is why we bet on “Derby de l ‘Atlantique’ on several successful, very attractive rates.