Competition: Ligue 2
Market: Bordeaux win
Odds: 8/11 @ BetUS
Knowing that they could clinch an immediate Ligue 1 return on Friday night, Bordeaux will travel to the Parc des Sports when they meet Annecy.
Starting with the hosts, while Annecy might have claimed a shock 1-0 win against Le Havre earlier in the month, Laurent Guyot’s side have continued to struggle with their consistency since making a second-tier return this season. Last seen missing out on a golden opportunity as they had to settle for a 2-2 draw away at an already-relegated Niort, the former Cercle Brugge boss finds his downbeat squad in the midst of a relegation scrap. Opening Friday’s showdown at the Parc des Sports holding just a two-point buffer from slipping into the drop zone, Annecy have recorded just a single win from any of their last six Ligue 2 appearances. Likewise, claiming just a pair of second-tier victories since way back in the middle of February, Guyot’s men have also shown some extended defensive issues. With it looking like their battle for Ligue 2 safety is going right down to the wire, Friday’s hosts will know that they face a tough task when they return to Haute-Savoie this weekend.
As for the visitors, while Bordeaux might have lost their Ligue 1 status last season, it appears that Les Girondins are skyrocketing towards an immediate top-flight return. Knowing that they can finish off the job when they travel to Haute-Savoie on Friday night, David Guion’s side should find the mood in their camp at a real high. Last seen putting in another thumping display as they stormed their way to a 3-0 romp at home against Laval, the former Reims boss will be calling on his side to make another statement here. In fact, along with mustering 13 points from just their last five Ligue 2 appearances, it should also be highlighted that Bordeaux have lost just one of their previous 13 straight domestic outings. With that rampant run of form stemming all the way back to February 11th, Friday’s guests should be smelling a real opportunity here. Claiming a 1-0 victory when they welcomed Annecy to the Matmut Atlantique on October 22nd, we are expecting a similar outcome here.
Bet: Bordeaux 8/11 to beat Annecy in Friday’s Ligue 2 matchup @ BetUS
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