Bordeaux – Nantes SOCCER PICKS
Girondins de Bordeaux and Nantes are no less than ten points apart, but they are net separated by only five points. Can Nantes reduce the difference to two points, or do they remain in the relegation zone?
Girondins de Bordeaux:
The match against Nantes is for Girondins de Bordeaux already the seventh match in twenty days. In the competition, at that time, a neat eight points from four games were caught, but in Europe was lost twice. Against Slavia Prague, the defeat was justified, but last Thursday there was more resident against FC Copenhagen. The team of Eric Bedouet has nicely repackaged in the competition after the dramatic start of the season with the necessary trainers’ drama and under the direction of Bedouet it has clearly been decided to focus on the competition. Last week a disappointing match was played against promovendus Stade Reims and the busy program seemed to take its toll. The upswing against FC Copenhagen was not good enough at European level, but when the same game is shown against Nantes, Bedouet has a very good chance for the team to keep the three points in-house.
The great summer acquisition of Bordeaux this season was of course Andreas Cornelius. The 25-year-old Dane was a fearsome striker in his time at FC Copenhagen, but then flopped at Atalanta Bergamo and is not yet convinced at Bordeaux. It is striking that Cornelius this early season both with Atalanta Bergamo and Girondins de Bordeaux against his old team FC Copenhagen had to take office in the Europa League and each time did not make an impression and also did not know to score or win. On Thursday, the big Danish striker was allowed to play for half an hour, but even now he did not know what to do and he is still waiting for his first goal in French service.
In the last six league matches, Les Canaris were more or less equal to their opponent or even better, but still only six points were taken, making the team still under the relegation penalty. Miguel Cardoso joined his team last week on visit Olympique Lyon and was able to win a draw, but on the basis of the first half, there certainly had been more, were it not that Nantes in the first half against the ratio in lagging behind had come. In the second half, Gabriel Boschilia brought his team on the same level by shooting out and in this way he gave his team a point for the first time in eleven away games against Olympique Lyon.
Miguel Cardoso was this summer full of bombarie as the successor to the football genius Claudio Ranieri. Where Ranieri les Canaris managed to lead the tenth place with not always sparkling, but threatening football, a few things have changed under the direction of Cardoso. However, the results have been going on for quite some time – for example, there has only been one win this season – and that is why the club management decided to put Cardoso on the street and to attract Vahid Halilhodzic. Halilhodzic played in the golden eighties as a striker at Nantes and is seen as one of the best players in club history. As a coach, the Bosnian who, among other things, was responsible for the national team of Japan as a strict, demanding trainer with a predominantly defensive approach, for whom the result is more important than good play.