Ligue 1 Match Preview: Bordeaux vs. Marseille

Updated: May 6, 2014

Match Date: 10 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade Jacques Chaban-Delmas


Although it is no longer possible for Marseille to qualify in the Europa League next season, the club still has the possibility of making it to Ligue 1’s top 5. Bordeaux also have such opportunity, but due to discrepancies in rank and accumulated points, the club has to work harder to achieve such feat.


Overall, Marseille was unable to match its performance last season. The club tends to struggle in moving on top of Ligue 1’s table as clubs such as AS Monaco and Lille have shown tremendous strength this season. Thus, from being a runner-up, the club seems to experience certain difficulties in maintaining a spot in the top 10.


The above-mentioned situation therefore explains the importance of the upcoming match to Marseille. Due to unexpected mishaps, landing on the top 5 is probably the best finish that Les Phocéens can deliver and indeed, they have the outright advantage to Bordeaux.


In terms of their team form, Marseille has been undefeated in its last 6 matches. This is in stark contrast to Bordeaux, in which, its untarnished form has been destroyed by Lille. Nevertheless, it was just a single defeat. The rest of its 5 recent matches showcased an undefeated form.


Bordeaux may force Marseille to settle for a stalemate. This is a possibility. However, if one has to be more realistic, the online betting favorite, Marseille, will still have the last laugh in this particular match.


Prediction: Marseille


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