Bordeaux vs Nantes Free Betting Tips
The first top division starts in the 2020/21 season
Insider Tips: over 2.5 goals
After a break of several months, the French Ligue 1 is finally back on the pitch. The 2019/20 season was canceled prematurely, this weekend the kick-off for the new season will sound. Flexibility was again required, because the planned Olympique Marseille game had to be postponed due to several illnesses.
Without further ado, the game between Bordeaux and Nantes was moved one day forward and is thus the opening game for the 2020/21 season.
In the Matmut Atlantique stadium in the world-famous wine-growing region, the fans can prepare for a duel at eye level. At the time of the end of the season, the two teams were neighbors in the table and even collected the same number of points. However, thanks to home advantage, the best bookmakers tend to tend slightly towards the hosts. On the three-way market, odds of around 2.40 for the home win are currently offered between Bordeaux and Nantes.
Bordeaux – Statistics & current form
With the exception of the 2015/16 season, the south-west French occupied a place in the top seven of the French Ligue Une between the 2005/06 and 2017/18 seasons. In the last two years, however, the development is worrying, the final placements 14 and 12 by no means correspond to their own claims.
Paulo Sousa has to go – Gasset follows
The twelfth place in the previous year is a little put into perspective by the fact that the gap to fifth was just four points. With ten games left, a return to Europe would have been possible.
The separation from Sousa came as a bit of a surprise, after all, it was only completed about two weeks ago. A point average of 1.21 points is by no means outstanding, but the ex-Dortmund Sousa is said to have asked for a resolution himself after he was not guaranteed the desired transfer budget.
The 66-year-old Jean-Louis Gasset, who was already assistant coach to Laurent Blanc at Bordeaux between 2010 and 2012, was signed as his successor. Now he is returning to his old place of work as head coach and is supposed to lead the south-west French back towards the top half of the table.
No changes in the squad
Even if Gasset knows Bordeaux from his past, he didn’t have much time to prepare for the new season. After all, he can count on a well-rehearsed team, because there were no changes in the squad this transfer summer.
Bordeaux is not known for making big transfers anyway, but due to the current financial situation there has not been a single new signing. Gasset has to do without defender Pablo on his debut, who is still out due to an injury.
Probable formation of Bordeaux:
Costil – Benito, Koscielny, Mexer, Sabaly – Otavio, Pardo – Oudin, Adli, Kalu – Maja
Last matches from Bordeaux:
Club friendship games
08/08 2020 Reims 0-4 Bordeaux
08/04 2020 Toulouse 0 – 0 Bordeaux
08/01 2020 Saint-Etienne 4 – 2 Bordeaux
07/25 2020 Angers 1 – 1 Bordeaux
03/08 2020 Saint-Etienne 1 – 1 Bordeaux
Nantes – Statistics & current form
Only because of the poorer goal difference (-3 as opposed to +6) the canaries from Nantes were classified behind Bordeaux in the Ligue 1 table. After a very strong start (second place after eleven match days), Christian Gourcuff’s team slipped into a crisis.
Only five points in the last eight games
The 2020 calendar year started successfully (2-0 at Saint-Etienne), but in the further course of the calendar year so far there was not much reason to celebrate. In the last eight league games before the season ended, Nantes was only able to collect five points. Five defeats stand against two draws and only one win.
However, the fact that the canaries celebrated the last three league victories abroad gives some hope. For an away win on Friday between Bordeaux and Nantes, odds of around 3.30 are offered.
There are far more goals away than at home
A closer look at the results of last season shows that goals are few and far between at Nantes at their home stadium Stade de la Beaujoire. On average, only 1.57 goals were scored (second lowest value) and only four of the 14 home games ended with an over 2.5.
The numbers present themselves completely differently in another place. There were an average of 2.64 goals in games with Nantes participation and six games ended with an over 2.5. Nevertheless, at the Ligue 1 season opener between Bordeaux and Nantes, a 3.00 is offered for the prediction on the over 2.5 according to the betting base odds comparison.
Probable formation of Nantes:
Lafont – Traore, Girotto, Castellatto, Appiah – Toure, Abeid – Simon, Louza, Blas – Coulibaly
Last matches from Nantes:
Club friendship games
08/15 2020 Nantes 3 – 1 Le Havre
07/25 2020 RSC Anderlecht 0 – 0 Nantes
07/18 2020 Nantes 6 – 0 FC Stade Nyonnais
03/07 2020 Angers 2 – 0 Nantes
03/01 2020 Nantes 0 – 1 Lille
Bordeaux vs Nantes Direct comparison
If you take a closer look at the direct comparison in the recent past, a forecast for the home side on Friday evening between Bordeaux and Nantes appears extremely promising. The team from the west of France have won no fewer than eight games in their last eleven games (two draws, one defeat)
Last season, Bordeaux celebrated a clean sheet victory both at home and away. In general, the last five and seven of the last eight Ligue 1 duels in Bordeaux and Nantes ended with a successful tip that only one team scores.
Bordeaux vs Nantes – Betting odds comparison – Ligue 1
Insider Tips: Bordeaux
Insider Tips: Draw
Insider Tips: Nantes
Bordeaux vs Nantes Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Flexibility may be required more often in the coming weeks and months. With the cancellation of the game between Marseille and Saint-Etienne, the 2020/21 season will now open in southwest France.
A duel between two table neighbors from last season, but thanks to the direct comparison, the bet on the home win seems to be a good option.
Key facts – Bordeaux vs Nantes tips
Gasset took over Bordeaux just under two weeks ago
Bordeaux lost only one of the last eleven duels with the canaries from Nantes
Nantes celebrated the last three victories in a foreign place
However, there are a few doubts due to the recent change of coach and the lack of newcomers. A value bet after a five-month break is our tip for over 2.5. The bookmakers offer extremely high odds for this.
These are certainly due to the direct comparison, because in recent years the direct games have been characterized by a few goals. Nevertheless, between Bordeaux and Nantes, the prediction of over 2.5 with odds of 3.00 seems interesting. After the long break, coordination problems would not be surprising, and Nantes is far more dangerous away than at home.