Ligue 1 Match Preview: Valenciennes vs. Bordeaux

Updated: April 30, 2014

Match Date: 04 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stade du Hainaut


The already relegated Valenciennes will try to make its last hurrah at home as they welcome Bordeaux. VA currently sits on the 19th spot of Ligue 1 and is on the verge of leaving the top-flight league soon.


Valenciennes’ encounter against Nantes left them helpless and totally punished as the latter scored 6 goals over them. It also marked their 4th consecutive defeat within its last 6 matches. The only instance where they were able to score a single point was when they forced a scoreless stalemate against Montpellier. Playing in Stade du Hainaut, the last thing that the club would want is a humiliating performance in front of its supporters. It will not be an easy feat, but they can capitalize on Bordeaux’s struggling away form.


Bordeaux, although they are one of Ligue 1’s elite has a depressing and saddening away performance. So far, the results of the last 9 matches held outside its territory were pure defeats. Their current team form is also far from being impressive. Four of their last 6 matches ended in a draw, one match resulted in a win while the most recent clash witnessed a defeat.


The numbers may not thoroughly draw attention or generate plaudits and merits. But this does not prevent them from being hailed as the match’s online betting favorite.


In 12BET, Bordeaux is pegged as favorite to win at a profitable value of 2.52


Prediction: Bordeaux


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