Bordeaux will look forward to get closer to Marseille on the Ligue 1 table, as they get ready to play against Reims, who are dangling in the relegation zone. Ladbrokes gives the hosts 3.30 odds for an unlikely win, while Bordeaux got 2.20. Last season the hosts finished in the top 10 teams of the French football, managed to keep clean sheets in four matches against Bordeaux, who this season managed to score at least a goal in all of their matches.
Reims come from two consecutive disasters, after a 0-5 defeat to Marseille; they lost 3-0 against Metz, which have raised the bar of them conceding at least two goals per match. They seem to be doomed against Bordeaux again especially since their goalkeeper has not recovered from his shoulder injury, while Mavinga and Albaek are both suspended. Rumors have it that Jean-Luc Vassier might be let go from the manager position after the Friday match, as his team sits one point away from the bottom of the Ligue 1 table after 8 match days.
Bordeaux won against Rennes with a goal in the last minute, which has allowed them to keep the pressure on Marseille. Diego Contento will miss the selection due to injury, while Sane underwent a surgery at the beginning of the week, and will need several weeks before returning to the team. Willy Sagnol hopes his team will be able to break the curse of not being able to score against Reims while keeping a clean sheet.
Bordeaux for both halves has 3.70, Reims at 5.50, and another draw has 3.25 odds. Under 1.5 goals has 2.80 odds, Bordeaux to score first at 1.83, Reims at 2.25 and the visitors to keep a clean sheet at 2.55. Bordeaux to lead after 60 minutes has 2.55 odds, Reims 3.40, and the hosts to score two goals at 3.80. We are going to bet 7 units on Bordeaux to score the first goal after the 32 minute at 3.10 with Ladbrokes.