Lyon vs Bordeaux Prediction & Match Preview

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Lyon vs Bordeaux will be a tough test for both clubs looking to earn three points. Lyon succumbed to a shock defeat last time out against Montpellier. They looked like a real threat to PSG’s eventual French title but a 1-0 loss to Montpellier says otherwise. Meanwhile, Bordeaux are coming off a convincing 2-0 win. They will be hoping to string some points together. Lyon vs Bordeaux kicks off Saturday morning at the Groupama Stadium.

Lyon vs Bordeaux Prediction & Match Preview

Saturday, August 31 – 11:30 EST – Groupama Stadium

Lyon are a fantastic team this year. It is likely that their 1-0 road loss to Montpellier is a small hiccup in the grand scheme of the season. They squandered a nice opportunity to begin the season with 3 consecutive wins. This does not set them back too much and in reality they stay level on points with PSG at 6. A home game against a Bordeaux team who will look beatable is exactly what the doctor ordered for this Lyon club. Before being denied a goal against Montpellier, Lyon scored 9 goals in two games. After getting stifled in front of goal it is likely Lyon’s offence explodes in this matchup. Lyon have a fit squad and will field their best eleven with the hopes of securing all three points.

Bordeaux are the epitome of average in Ligue 1. They have an even record of 1 win, 1 tie and 1 loss in three games. Luckily for them they won their last outing and will hope that this confidence boost can lead into a tough game against Lyon. Laurent Koscielny is settling in to the team with great success. He will most likely start his third consecutive match. The veteran will have a huge roll to play in trying to shut down Lyon’s potent offence. Young wing back Enock Kwateng had a breakout game in their 2-0 win against Dijon. He was a menace all game and at just 22 years old it looks like Bordeaux have one of Ligue 1’s emerging young stars.