Bordeaux host Metz at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique seeking a first win of the season. An opening day draw coupled with disappointment of an early Europa League exit are factors that make this game extremely important for Bordeaux, who finished the 16/17 Ligue 1 season 6th in the table. Bordeaux were only three points behind fifth placed Marseille. Metz come into the game after finishing 14th in the table last season and they began this campaign with a surprise defeat.
Betting Tips for the game
Bordeaux appeared to have made a positive start in the opening game against Angers SCO only to be pegged back by an equaliser. The club had a positive pre-season, but they have been knocked out of the Europa League qualifiers by Videoton.
Metz had an indifferent pre-season after winning just one of the last four friendlies. This mediocre form was visible in the opening game when Guingamp picked up a win at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
The last meeting between the two teams was in April when Bordeaux secured a 3-0 win over at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique. Valentin Vada scored a brace in the game. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Bordeaux.
Metz are placed at 15/2 for a win. However, we do expect an away win. Bordeaux are quite strong at home and suffered just four home defeats last season. Metz, meanwhile, were able to pick up just four wins on the road. Bordeaux have also dominated recent meetings with this opponent. They have won the last two matches with a 3-0 score. Metz have managed just one win over Bordeaux since 2005. Our preview is confident about a win for Bordeaux, and it can be backed at 1/2 with William Hill.
Correct Score odds
The last five league matches between the two clubs have witnessed Bordeaux scoring 10 goals, while failing to score just once. Metz have not been prolific after managing to find the back of the net just once. There has been a huge turnaround of players at Bordeaux, and manager Jocelyn Gourvennec fielded most of the signings in the opening game. The departure of Ismaïla Sarr is a major blow to Metz. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Bordeaux 2-0 win at 13/2 with BetVictor.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Metz were poor on the road last season in terms of scoring goals or preventing the opposition from scoring. The team failed to score in the last two games against Bordeaux, who have been in decent scoring from in the 17/18 campaign. Bordeaux have scored four goals in the three competitive games they have played this season. Our total goals prediction is to go with under 2.5 goals, which is placed at 4/6 with Sky Bet.
First Goalscorer odds
Summer signing Alexandre Mendy managed to open his account with Bordeaux’s second goal against Angers. This will lift a lot of pressure off his shoulders. He has faced Metz once in his career while at Guingamp. Our first goalscorer prediction is to back Mendy at 11/2 with Bet365.