Our football match prediction:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over star-studded PSG, Strasbourg will be aiming to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Bordeaux at Stade Matmut-Atlantique on day 17 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Le Racing showed character in the historical triumph over les Parisiens, but their top flight status is still in great danger. The newcomers occupy 16th position in the Ligue 1 standings ahead of the trip to Bordeaux and we predict they will fight tooth and nail against les Girondins. Joselyn Gourvennec’s men suffered a 3-2 loss to Dijon in their last league fixture, but they are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that they outclassed Saint-Etienne in their last home game in the national championship, we are tempted to put our money on les Girondins. Brazilian rising star Malcolm has netted seven goals in the Ligue 1 to date and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Highlighted Player (Milan Gajic):
Milan Gajic is a product of OFK Beograd youth academy. The pacey right back, who was born in Vukovar (Croatia) on January 28, 1996 scored four goals in 46 appearances for OFK Beograd from 2013 to 2015 and on July 22, 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Milan Gajic is a youth international for Serbia and he represented the Eagles at the 2017 European Championship. The Serbs failed to impress at the tournament in Poland, with the team losing to Portugal and Spain in Group B, while sharing the spoils with Macedonia. Gajic was a starter in matches against Portugal and Macedonia, but he missed the Spain clash with injury. In 2015, though, Milan Gajic did well to win the FIFA U20 World Cup with Serbia as Veljko Paunovic’s men outplayed Brazil in the title game. His main position is right-back (full-back), but he is capable of playing both central and right midfielder. Milan Gajic made 14 appearances for Bordeaux in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg are a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby). Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.