Bordeaux Vs Marseille Betting Tip: Marseille WIN – 7 January 2022

L'OM primed to end 44-year Bordeaux hoodoo?

Adli Yacine / Bordeaux ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 11/21/2021

France Bordeaux Vs Marseille France

Friday, 7 January 2021 – 20:00 (GMT)
French Ligue 1
Pick: Marseille to WIN
Odds: 7/10
Bookmaker: WilliamHill
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 4 January 2022)

Preview: Recently eliminated from the Coupe de France and struggling to keep their heads afloat in Ligue 1, is there any hope of Bordeaux arresting a period of doom and gloom when welcoming a Marseille in confident mood and pushing for Europe?

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Bordeaux – Can Les Girondins ease relegation fears?

Club president Gerard Lopez bemoaned “a lack of respect” after Bordeaux were forced to fulfil their opening fixture of 2022, away to Brest in the Coupe de France, on 2 January despite being without as many as 21 players through illness. A young and inexperienced team were duly dumped out, losing 3-0, and should this game be given the go ahead one suspects many who featured will do so again.

Even a full strength Les Girondins would find Friday’s opponents a stiff ask, however. Coach Vladimir Petkovic saw his men conclude December in dismal form with one win in their final seven Ligue 1 outings (D2 L4). They have won three league fixtures all season – versus sides in 15th (Troyes), 14th (Reims) and 20th (St-Etienne) – and once in ten attempts at their Matmut Atlantique in south-west France.

Key Stat: Bordeaux are still to register a first clean sheet in a home Ligue 1 game in 2021-22, shipping at least two goals in each of the last five such fixtures (12 goals conceded across this period in total).


Marseille WIN TO NIL



Marseille – No way past Ligue 1’s meanest defensive unit?

Having only shared the points in their latest Ligue 1 encounter, requiring a late Dmitri Payet penalty to salvage something at home to Reims, Marseille had to settle for third place at the season’s midway stage. However, with Nice in second better off by a solitary goal and Rennes in fourth two points further back, L’OM, whom boast a game in hand over all their top-of-the-table rivals, remain well-placed to achieve their objectives.

Jorge Sampaoli has had a transformative affect since taking over as manager in February of last year. Initially they were thrilling to watch, but now they are a bit of everything. They boast the meanest defence in France (15 conceded in 18 games), keeping out five of seven opponents prior to Friday’s trip to Bordeaux. This includes three straight wins to nil on the road at Clermont, Nantes and high-scoring Strasbourg.

Key Stat: Marseille rounded out 2021 by winning three of their final five Ligue 1 matches (D1 L1). Meanwhile, of their ten league victories in total this season, all but three saw them record a clean sheet in the process which includes their last four in the competition.

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Bordeaux Vs Marseille Betting Advice

Friday’s hosts have actually fared better in the attacking third of the pitch this season than Marseille (30 to 26). This has come with a steep price, though, with no team in Ligue 1 allowing more than their 43 from 19 matchdays so far. Compare and contrast this with a visiting team boasting the best rearguard in Ligue 1 (15 conceded in 18 games) and you begin to see why an away win is priced as short as it is.


Bordeaux Vs Marseille – Key Facts:

  • Whereas Bordeaux begin the New Year having won once in their past seven Ligue 1 outings (D2 L4), Marseille resume looking for their fourth win in six (W3 D1 L1).
  • Bordeaux have recorded one home win in ten such matches (D4 L5) so far this season, and have conceded 2+ goals in each of the last five league games at Matmut Atlantique.
  • Only Nice and PSG – the current top two sides – have accrued more away points this season than Marseille (W5 D2 L1), who are bidding to win a fourth consecutive away game to nil.


Even at their current odds-on quote, Marseille look a spot of value. That is, however, before taking into account their truly wretched record in this fixture. L’OM failed to win either Ligue 1 meeting last term (D2) and haven’t won as the visitors since 1977! But this is likely why we are getting a generous price on them. Besides, Bordeaux could be missing a host of first-team players for an encounter that was always daunting.

Best Betting Odds – Bordeaux Vs Marseille

Bordeaux – 19/5 (Coral)
Draw – 16/5 (Betfair)
Marseille – 7/10 (WilliamHill)