Bordeaux Vs Strasbourg Betting: Over 2.5 Goals – 15 December 2019

Value in backing goals in Bordeaux?

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Bordeaux Vs Strasbourg

Sunday 15th December 2019 – 14:00 Kick-Off
French Ligue 1
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 13/10
Bookmaker: Coral
French Ligue 1 Betting at 22Bet

(All betting odds displayed were correct at the time of writing: 12th December 2019 at 23:20)

Preview: First up in Ligue 1 on Sunday is a clash at the Matmut Atlantique, as hosts Bordeaux seek to enhance their European prospects with a fourth straight home win when they take on a Strasbourg side with one of the poorest away records in the league. Those with a BT Sport subscription can watch this game live.

Bordeaux Vs Strasbourg Live Stats & Betting Odds

Bordeaux Preview – Les Girondins overachieving?

It will be fascinating to see what sort of response Paulo Sousa harnesses from his Bordeaux (5th – W7 D5 L5, GF28 GA20) team at the weekend. The Portuguese coach, who has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Arsenal, had masterminded a five game unbeaten run (W3 D2) – their second-longest sequence without losing this season – before an abject performance in Marseille last the time out, losing 3-1 at the Stade Velodrome despite taking an early lead through Yacine Adli’s long-range effort.

Following up one of their poorest displays of the season, particularly in attack where their expected goals figure against Marseille was a pathetic 0.08 according to Infogol, has been made easier by the fact they are back at home (W4 D2 L2) this weekend. It also helps to be facing one of the worst travellers in the entire league. By some contrast, Bordeaux have won the last three Ligue 1 matches in front of their own fans, against Monaco (2-1), Nantes (2-0) and Nimes (6-0).

However, in two of those aforementioned victories, Sousa’s team came out second best in the xG battle, which suggests they were a touch fortunate to have taken as many points as they did. Moreover, just the four clean sheets all season (in 17 matches) also provides the impression that their defence can be got it, shipping at least one goal to ten of their previous twelve opponents. Conversely only Brest, in a 2-2 draw back in September, scored more than once against them as the visiting team, with even the might of PSG limited to a solitary effort.

 

Bordeaux & Both Teams to Score
4/1

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Strasbourg Preview – Can Le Racing sustain recent goal output?

Were it not for a stellar record at their Stade de la Meinau, where they have recorded five of their six wins in Ligue 1 so far this season along with registering the bulk (17) of their 21 points total, we could have been talking about a team in serious trouble. As it is, Strasbourg (15th – W6 D3 L8, GF20 GA23) are not under any immediate threat with the club six points above the relegation positions. However, it would only need a dip in form at home for their situation to become decidedly less comfortable.

Surprisingly, considering they have only managed the one win away from home all season, there are worse travellers in Ligue 1 than Strasbourg, who have earned the grand sum of four points on their travels thus far. Three of those coming in their 4-0 rout of Amiens last month – a result very few could have foreseen what with Thierry Laurey’s side failing to even score in their opening six away fixtures prior to that blitz, let alone win.

Since then Le Racing have run Lyon close at home (L1-2), been annihilated away to a relegation threatened Brest side 5-0, and won a pulsating encounter with Toulouse 4-2. There was also a 4-1 home win against Nimes prior to all of this. Goals have suddenly become vogue in their matches then, something that certainly was not the case earlier in the campaign – their last five Ligue 1 games have now all produced three or more goals when only two of their first twelve had done so.

 

Bordeaux Vs Strasbourg – Key Facts:

  • Victories in each of their previous three fixtures as the home side means Bordeaux are targeting a fourth successive Ligue 1 home win.
  • Away from home in Ligue 1 this season, Strasbourg have won just one of eight encounters (W1 D1 L6) and failed to score on seven separate occasions.
  • Strasbourg, who have won on their last two visits to Bordeaux in the league, did the double over Bordeaux last season, winning both encounters without conceding.

 

Betting Summary

Bearing everything in mind, it was a surprise to see Bordeaux (13/10 Sportingbet) available at odds-against. Their record when hosts is reasonable enough (W4 D2 L2), while they’ve won each of the last three at home including a 6-0 hammering of bottom club Nimes. Factor in how poor Strasbourg (5/2 Boylesports) have so far been on their travels this season (W1 D1 L6), not even managing a goal in all but one of those encounters, and it does make you wonder whether the odds about a fourth successive home win for Les Girondins are too good to be true.

An alternative route into this contest could be goals. Strasbourg have undoubtedly improved in attack, scoring thirteen times across their last five matches (all of which produced Over 2.5 Goals) and failing to score only once in that period. Their previous two away encounters, meanwhile, featured them scoring four in one and conceding five in the other. As for Bordeaux, four of their last five Ligue 1 encounters finished with goals for both sides, with the latest two played out on home soil returning favourable scorelines of 2-1 and 6-0. At the odds, then, Over 2.5 Goals is worth considering. As is Bordeaux & Over 2.5 Goals at 16/5 (Boylesports).


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