Bordeaux have this Wednesday, January 9, the opportunity to revenge against Le Havre. This time the teams will duel for the quarterfinals of the League Cup of France. The match will be held at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, starting at 18:05 (Brasília time).It was the same venue on Sunday, January 6, for the third round of the French Cup, which ended with a 1-0 win by Assifuah in the second half. The competition is also played with eliminatory matches. Only the winner survives. In case of a tie, the definition goes directly to the definition by charging penalties waiving the accomplishment of extra time.
Sunday’s defeat ended an unbeaten run by Bordeaux that struck ten wins (four wins and six draws). It showed mainly the lack of offensive quality of the team, which had possession of the ball most of the time (62% to 38%), managed to reflect this dominance in number of attempts to finish (16 to 8), but only hit a quarter of the shots in the right direction (four to two), the same proportion of the rival.The big difference is that Le Havre, who play in the second division of the French Championship, a 25% use of goal shots on the opponent’s field is an acceptable index. Already for Bordeaux, who last season managed to qualify through the Ligue 1 to play for the Europa League, it is a rate far below what could be expected.This, however, was not a surprise. So much so that for similar performance in other games Bordeaux have already been eliminated from the Europa League and occupy a modest twelfth place in the French Championship with 22 points (five wins, seven draws and five losses).At home, your performance is even better. In the standings table, which are considered only the results that teams collect in their stadiums, Bordeaux is ranked eighth best in Ligue 1. Of the 30 points they played in that condition, they won 16 (four wins, four draws and two losses) having scored 15 goals and suffered 12.For Wednesday’s rematch, coach Eric Bedouet probably will not be able to rely on defender Pablo and midfielder Zaydou Youssouf, who are injured. In the League Cup of France, the team made their debut in the last 16 and playing as a visitor defeated Dijon 1-0.
The road from Le Havre to the quarter-finals was longer. Without counting on the same privileges that the regulation offered to the rival, made its debut in the dispute still in the first phase. At home, he beat Bourg Peronnas 2-0.In step two number, again in their domains, escaped by very little of elimination. After opening a three-goal advantage against Brest, he conceded a 3-2 draw. He only survived by taking the best of penalties.In the third stage, again in his stadium, passed Troyes by scoring 2-0. In the round of 16, his victim was Nimes. For the fourth time as principal, Le Havre won by 2 to 1.In Ligue 2, the team, with 27 points (seven wins, six draws and five losses), occupies the tenth position. There is one more game to be done to complete your first round turnout. The tournament qualifies the top two places for Ligue 1 and gives a place to be played in the repechage for those who are between third and fifth places. This seems to be the most viable goal for Le Havre at the moment. The block is closed by Niort, who holds the fifth place with 32 points.
Football Prediction of the Day Bordeaux vs Le Havre
Before the two meetings this week, the teams had not faced each other since the 2008/2009 season when Le Havre had their last spell at Ligue 1. Bordeaux won the two fixtures 4-0 (home) and 3-0 (out).
The tactical conditions for the confrontation should not differ much from what happened in the first game. However, it is very likely that Bordeaux, which has more technical resources than Le Havre, has better performance figures. After all, the difference between them is greater than what was shown in the confrontation for the French Cup. This makes the prognosis in the home owners the best guessing option for Wednesday’s match in the quarterfinals of the French League Cup.
Bet Tips: Bordeaux