Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Bordeaux and Lens square off against each other in a highly-anticipated Ligue 1 clash at Stade Matmut Atlantique. Les Girondins do not seem to be at their sharpest at the start of the season, with the team still looking for their first victory of the process. Considering that Bordeaux experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss at Nice before the international break, home win should not be considered.
Enock Kwateng is banned for the match, while all Alberth Elis, Josh Maja, Tom Lacoux, and Paul Baysse remain in the recovery room. Franck Haise’s troops, on the other hand, aim to remain unbeaten in the 2021/22 season. Lens have been impressive in front of goal of late, and seeing that Bordeaux are desperate to return to winning ways, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both team to score. Both Massadio Haidara and Charles Boli are injured for the visiting team.
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 (Lens):
Based in the Pas-De-Calais department, Lens is a French club that plays home games at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. The Sang et Or are well known for their red shirts with yellow stripes, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey.
The club was founded back in 1906 and the Sang et Or originally played in green and black shirts. Speaking of their home ground, Stade Bollaert-Delelis can hold up to 38,058 spectators. The venue was opened back in 1933, and renovated during the 2014/15 season. Lens did well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in the 1997/98 season, with the team finishing the process level on points with second-place Metz.
As a result, the Sang et Or represented France in the Champions League group stages the following season. The club’s biggest European success came in the 1999/00 season when they made it to the UEFA Cup semis. Lens have won two Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well.