Our prediction for this Coupe de France match:
In the previous 16 head to head matches between Bordeaux and Le Havre, Bordeaux have won 10 and lost four, with two draws. The venue for this match, in the Coupe De France, is the Stade Matmut-Atlantique. Even though they play in different leagues, this should be an interesting match-up as both teams are unbeaten in five matches. Still, Bordeaux are unbeaten in their last ten matches, even if six of those were draws. And they are one of the two teams who have taken points of Paris Saint Germain this season. At home, they have been beaten three times in the last 15 encounters, twice in the league and once in the Europa League. Le Havre are 10th in Ligue 2, a game behind a couple of teams who are ahead in the table. Away from home, they have inconsistent results with the last five being two wins, two defeats and a draw. We predict a Brodeur win.
Highlighted Player (François Kamano):
Guinea international Francois Kamano is a flamboyant attacking midfielder who plays for the Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Best fitted hugging the touchline on the left side of the pitch, Kamano is a versatile asset who covers a wide area and takes part in both defensive and attacking duties. Francois Kamano likes to cut inside and break opposition lines with one-twos and short passes. Kamano started his career at Bastia in 2014 and moved to Bordeaux two years later. A Guinea international since 2015, Francois Kamano is a technically astute player who enjoys taking on players and dribbling his way through opposition. Still a young footballer, Kamano has emerged as one of the key players for Bordeaux. He hit the ground running in the 2018/19 campaign and hopes to maintain it throughout the season to possibly secure a big-club move at the end of the term.
Highlighted Team (Bordeaux):
Founded in 1881, Bordeaux are regarded as one of the oldest clubs in France. Les Girondins won their first Ligue 1 trophy in 1950 and 59 years later (2008/2009) they lifted their sixth domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, Bordeaux did remarkably well to make it to the Champions League semi-finals in 1985, but despite recording a 2-0 win over star-studded Juventus in the return leg, the French club eventually failed to book their place in the final of the elite competition.
Famous French footballers Alain Giresse and Jean Tigana were part of the team back then and it has to be noted that Giresse is the player who made the most appearances for les Girondins (587). During the nineties Zinedine Zidane, Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu played for Bordeaux and, taking everything into account, it is no surprise they are considered one of the most famous French clubs.
Nowadays Les Girondins welcome their rivals at Matmut Atlantique, the stadium which was opened in 2015 and they used to play at Stade Chaban-Delmas in the past.