Stade Rennais vs. Bordeaux Preview (Week 14): Bordeaux Suffers The Consequence Of Nantes Demolition

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Updated: November 19, 2013
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Both Stade Rennais and Bordeaux struggle to leave the mid-table. The two have accumulated 17 points and it is only because of their goal difference disparity that they have landed in different ranks. With Bordeaux suffering the consequences of their 3—0 defeat to Nantes, clearly, Stade Rennais enjoys the upper hand in this match. 

 

Match Date: 23 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade dele Route–de-Lorient

 

Team Form

Stade Rennais

Rennais just suffered its 3rd loss in their last 6 matches, which prevented its expected rise in the Ligue 1 table.

 

The pressure is on for Philippe Montanier and his men. The club follows a downward trend, which saw them dropped into the mid table. They may be far from the relegation zone, but another defeat would definitely sent them spiraling into the bottom.

 

With a team form, which stands at 3 losses, 2 draws and a single victory, they are in dire need of a consistent performance. They can capitalize on the fact that they have the home court advantage when they meet Bordeaux, yet even with this automatic edge, the club seems to struggle. To note, they have only won twice in 6 of their last home matches. The 3 of them ended in a draw and the other match forced them to endure the humiliation of surrendering in their own ground.

 

In as far as, Stade Rennais is concerned, draws can help them thrive in this season. However, this does not guarantee their safety from the dreaded area as the struggle to survive increases for every single match that transpires.

 

 

Bordeaux

Bordeaux has a slightly better form than Stade Rennais. They have only lost once in their last 6 matches and won thrice. The 2 remaining matches ended in an even steven finish and this probably explains why Stade Rennais rank better than them.

 

Both clubs have accumulated 17 points in total. Stade Rennais, however, has a better goal difference, which speaks well of their efficient conversions. Bordeaux has been efficient too. Unfortunately, conceding 3 goals for Nantes and not scoring a single goal took a toll on them.

 

Bordeaux, therefore, needs to work on their counter-attacks or they might soon find themselves, plummeting out of the league. In a league where there is heavy competition, clubs cannot be totally complacent with being stuck in the mid table.

 

Football betting tip: Stade Rennais 2-1 Bordeaux

Stade Rennais’ better form and home court advantage shall help them overcome Bordeaux. This is despite the fact that they have only won once against Bordeaux in their last 6 matches.

 

 

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