Ventspils vs Bordeaux Europa League
Both teams want to retain all their qualifying chances before the second leg.
State of form
Last year, Ventspils finished in 4th place in the Latvian championship (out of 8 teams), which allowed him to validate his ticket for the 1st round of eliminations of the Europe League. In full league, Latvians are currently 2nd in the standings and concede 9 units behind 1st place. After having lined up 3 losing defeats, they reacted recently by winning their last 2 league games. Before the second qualifying round of C3, Ventspils pushed Luftetari’s Albanians out of the previous round (5-0 win at home and a 3-3 draw away).
Very irregular, the Girondins de Bordeaux have overall disappointed last year but they still managed, at the cost of a good end of the season, to win the 6th place in Ligue 1, synonymous with qualifying for the second round qualifying for the Europa League. During the preparation, Gustavo Poyet’s men lined up 4 games without defeat (2 wins and 2 draws).
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Ventspils can count on his goleador Akinyemi who has scored 9 goals in the last 4 games in all competitions.
Some questions remain outstanding on the side of Bordeaux in the image of the hypothetical redemption of the club that continues to fuel conversations for several months. In the starting lineup, the Brazilians Pablo and Malcom should not be lined up this Thursday while the important right side Sabaly is injured. Young Koundé, Chouameni and Youssouf should start the meeting.
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Despite the confidence of his opponent, Bordeaux, very motivated after being beaten at the same stage of the competition last year, has the assets to win this Thursday and take a serious option on qualifying. Victory Bordeaux
Bet Tip: Both teams to score