Bordeaux vs Montpellier Prediction & Match Preview

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Ligue 1 action continues on Saturday as we feature Bordeaux vs Montpellier. Both of these teams began their seasons with a loss. They will look to bounce back in matchday two, however only one of these teams can come out with a victory. The home team are set up to do just that and secure a much needed win. Bordeaux vs Montpellier is sure to be an intriguing matchup between two mid table teams who are looking to be more than that.

Bordeaux vs Montpellier Prediction & Match Preview

Saturday, August 17 – 14:00 EST – Matmut Atlantique

Bordeaux dropped their opening game away to Angers last week. It was a convincing 3-1 decision. Bordeaux looked sloppy in this one and need to improve. Experienced manager Paulo Sousa is the new man in charge at Bordeaux. The team may need some time to adjust to his tactics. It is to be expected that the first couple of Ligue 1 games will be for experimenting and getting used to the new system. The sale of Jules Koundé to Sevilla secured a large financial boost for the club. They did not reinvest all of it, however they did purchase veteran centre back Laurent Koscielny. The defender will look to make his debut on Saturday.

After selling most of their established starters and neglecting to strengthen the squad, it is no surprise that Montpellier dropped their opening fixture. In order to succeed as a mid table club, Montpellier need to win these types of games in Ligue 1. Offensively, Montpellier looked miserable in their last outing. They failed to break down a Rennes team who are not known for their solid defensive play. This can be a recurring struggle for Montpellier, as they do not have new signings or depth players to turn to. Bordeaux has the head to head advantage in this one, winning 10 and drawing 3 of their last 21 games.