Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade Francis-Le Ble will host Sunday’s football game between Brest and Bordeaux. Brest showed character in the midweek fixture, with the team coming from two goals behind to share the spoils with Strasbourg. Les Pirates are eager to put an end to their five-game winless run in the Ligue 1, but beating Bordeaux is easier said than done. Cristian Battocchio has been tested positive for coronavirus, while Denys Bain is out of contention through injury.
Les Girondins, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Lyon and Lille. Bordeaux are eager to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and given Brest’s form in 2021, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. Even though Otavio and Zerkane are sidelined with injuries, we are tempted to put our money on les Girondins.
Highlighted Player (Ludovic Baal):
Ludovic Baal is a left-footed football player who was born on May 24, 1988. Baal was born in Paris, but he is a product of the Le Mans youth academy and it has to be noted that he made 12 appearances for the club in his first season with the MMArena outfit.
His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. Considering that he is a French-born player, Ludovic Baal was illegible to play for both France and the French Guayana national team.
Baal decided to represent French Guayana on international stage and he made three appearances for the team in the group stages of the 2012 Caribbean Cup. He found the net in a 4-1 win over Anguilla, with Gary Pigree scoring a hat-trick for French Guayana. Ludovic Baal currently play for Rennes as a left-back and his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit expires on June 30, 2019.
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.