Troyes – Bordeaux TIPS from insiders (13.01.2018)

Troyes and Bordeaux meet at Stade de l’Aube, in a match for the 20th round of League 1. Bordeaux won at home by (2-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, at 26 -08-2017. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 04-30-2016, in a match for the League 1 that ended with the victory of Bordeaux by (2-4). B. Nivet (56 ‘) and C. Jean (69’) scored the goals of the game, for Troyes, and D. Rolan (14 ‘e 72’), C. Mavinga (41 ‘Autogolo) and C. Diabaté ( 60 ‘), for Bordeaux. The Bordeaux presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.

Troyes:

After 6 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses, the home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 21 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Olympique Marseille by (3-1), after in the previous match they have won (1-0) at home, against Amiens SC. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 15 suffered. In their last match, for the Coupe de France, they beat Still out by (0-1). In the last 10 home league matches Troyes has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 10 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for this competition: they scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).

Troyes reach this motivated match, after having won a victory over Still, by 0-1, thus advancing to the next phase of the French Cup. The moment of form of the equipment of the house is not very negative, since it adds two victories in the last three parties. In this game against Bordeaux, coach Jean-Louis Garcia must keep the team in 4-3-3, with Hyun-Jun Suk being responsible for creating panic in the defensive line of the opponent: this player is the best score, with 5 goals scored It is important to point out the lack of quality of Troyes in the maintenance of possession of the ball, that is, it needs to act in a very defensive way, looking only for counterattack. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.

Bordeaux:

After 5 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Nice, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Montpellier, by (0-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a loss to Granville by (2-1), at the end of the extra time. For the league, Bordeaux won 6 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses in the last 10 home matches.

In this competition, he has lost the last 6 games away. In the games that he played as a visitor for the championship there is a score that is often repeated at the end of the 90 ‘, the 1-0, which happened in 4 of his 9 games. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive solidity, and his attack needs to improve, since he has not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback.

The Bordeaux is going through a real drought of results and in the last game was eliminated from the French Cup by the modest Granville, a team that currently disputes the French fourth division. In the championship, the visiting team registers four consecutive defeats. In this game away from home is expected that coach Jocelyn Gourvennec plays in 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and counterattacks, that is, defend with nearby sectors, looking for the back of the defensive line of Toulouse. The Brazilian Malcom is the great highlight of this formation so far, with 7 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Mendy, injured.

Insider TIP: Both teams to score / YES – 1.88

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