Ligue 1 Match Preview: AC Ajaccio vs. Bordeaux

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Updated: April 8, 2014
Bordeaux and Ajaccio

Match Date: 12 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Francois-Coty

 

Although safe from relegation, Bordeaux is still looking for that potent ingredient that will cure its unlikely penchant for settling in a draw.

 

On the other hand, AC Ajaccio, given its current status, will simply play for honor in its remaining matches in the top-flight league.

 

There is a high possibility for Ajaccio to force a draw against Bordeaux in their upcoming match. Such argument stems from the fact that the latter has been stuck in such results during its last 4 matches. A draw, though, it is good enough, was Bordeaux’s best response after being subjected to 2 consecutive defeats during the match against Sochaux and Lyon.

 

If one has to dig deeper into Bordeaux’s performances, the draws were due to the club’s inability to protect its lead. Except for the scoreless stalemate against Nantes, Bordeaux was always, the first side to score a goal, only to end up frustrated as their respective opponents make a sudden turn.

 

Unless they implement a major change in their playing style, even the minnow Ajaccio can steal a point from them. Bordeaux is simply fortunate that it has a better rank and will no longer need to worry about the relegation.

 

However, if Bordeaux thinks about all the 3 points that they gave up, it could have moved a rank higher than the 7th spot. Thankfully, the season has several matches left and perhaps the match against Ajaccio can end its scoring drought. At any rate, it still, remains as the match’s online betting favorite.

 

Prediction: Bordeaux

 

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