Bordeaux vs. St. Etienne Preview: St. Etienne Rallies For Top Three Entry

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Updated: January 20, 2014
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Online bookies’ top pick, St. Etienne is keen on stealing the spotlight from Lille. Trailing Lille behind by a mere three (3) points, St. Etienne will ensure that their victory against Bordeaux will  do the trick against Lille and help them enter the top three (3).

 

Match Date: 25 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Team Form

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is in danger of falling out of the top ten (10) as the consequences of their two (2) consecutive losses heavily affected their rankings. Giving them more problems is their encounters against two (20 of Ligue 1‘s strongest clubs, St. Etienne and Paris Saint Germain.

 

Bordeaux is on a losing streak and sadly, they succumbed to clubs that rank lower than them. Bastia kept them at bay and so was Toulouse. What was even worse was that in both occasions, the club was unable to score a single goal.

 

Given this aspect at hand, their current scenario compels them with no other option but to secure a win against St. Etienne. Their next match will be against Paris Saint Germain and it is less likely for the latter to wave the white flag knowing that they are also very keen on winning the title this season.

 

St. Etienne

St. Etienne faces the golden opportunity to topple Lille and secure a spot in the Champions League qualifier should they win against Bordeaux. Such chance increases their possibility of winning and at the same time, get an exposure in the international arena next season.

 

A closer look at St. Etienne’s performance shows that the club has all the ingredients to win their upcoming match.  They were able to keep a clean sheet in five (5) of their recent matches. It is also important to note that not only did they keep their opponents at bay during those encounters, they have also managed to get the upper hand in four (4) of them. The only exception was the encounter against Guingamp where they were held for a scoreless stalemate.

 

Online betting top pick:  St. Etienne

St. Etienne is set to dominate this match. Expect them to keep another clean sheet. However, one should also expect Bordeaux to never throw the white towel easily and even force a nail biting encounter.
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