Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Bordeaux and Angers take on each other at Stade Matmut Atlantique in what is expected to be a close match. Bordeaux kicked off 2021 in great manner, with the team sharing the spoils with Metz, while beating both Lorient and Nice. Les Girondins aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they should take advantage of Angers’ slow start to the year. Both Ben Arfa and Zerkane are likely to miss the game with injuries. Le Scoistes, on the other hand, failed to make life difficult for PSG at the weekend, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss to les Parisiens at home ground.
Angers have been struggling in front of goal in 2021, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bordeaux’s party at Stade Matmut Atlantique. In the first half of the season Bordeaux recorded a 2-0 win over Angers, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Allioui has been quarantined following his positive test for coronavirus, while Boufal, Ebosse, and Mangani are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Mexer):
Edson Andre Sitoe “Mexer”, who was born in Maputo, Mozambique on September 8, 1988, began his senior career at Desportivo Maputo and he scored three goals in 97 appearances for the club. Mexer played for his home-town club from 2006 to 2010 and in the winter of 2010 he joined Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €173,000.
The Mozambique centre-back was quickly loaned to Olhanense and it has to be noted that he made 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club in the league. In 2012 he was sold to fellow Portuguese outfit Nacional and after playing 57 league games for the club, Mexer moved to France. The 187-cm-tall footballer signed a contract with Rennes in January, 2014 and he has been playing for les Rouges et Noirs ever since.
Mexer made his debut for Mozambique national team in 2007 and he represented Os Mambas at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first goal for Mozambique in a 5-0 win over South Sudan in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.