Match date: 08 Dec 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
0-3 - Lost
Bordeaux were solid in previous campaign and won placement into Europa league qualifiers, however they failed to reach group stage and now are playing only in France, after 16 games there they occupies 11th position and must try to consolidate their squad in order to reach upper part of the table, in last nine matches they celebrated only once, now in 17th round will face with newly promoted Strasbourg and must win. Hosts weren't so great in defensive tasks but most important is that their attack is working fine, opponents are in decent shape but still Bordeaux should win this duel.
In previous round they were defeated by Dijon on the road with one goal margin, although in first half had a lead opponents took initiative in second and they failed to take points, before that achieved their only victory in past two months at this stadium over St Etienne with convincing result and now must try to repeat performances from that duel to achieve positive outcome and try to climb up. Bordeaux are decent team, they can't involve into title race but for sure can fight for Europa league qualifications, here must win and i'm quiet sure that will achieve their 6th victory in this season.
Defender Lewczuk (5/0), midfielder Verdon (1/0), forwards Laborde (5/0) and Malcom (16/7) are all injured and will miss this match while defender Pellenard (13/0) will stay out due to a suspension.
Strasbourg on the other hand as newly promoted team can be satisfied with the fact that are safe, currently are at 16th position at the table and two points are above relegation zone, in last ten matches they suffered only one defeat away from home against Troyes, now in duel with Bordeaux must show some really great skills in order to take points. Last time they faced with hosts at this stadium nine years ago and suffered convincing defeat, this time i'm not so sure that will manage to set up different outcome especially since their defense wasn't brightest side of their game.
Guests are coming to this match after amazing victory over PSG, that was really boosting morale result but they had much luck and practically exploited all of their chances while strongest team in France missed really plenty of great chances, that was a real surprise but on this trip against Bordeaux which despite aren't in their best form will be extremely difficult to extend their positive streak of four games without defeat. Strasbourg won their promotion and now only wants to stay in Ligue 1, they seems capable to do that but must retain their current shape, however here i don't believe that will avoid defeat.
First goalkeeper Kamara (16/0), defenders Martinez (6/0), N'Dour (0/0), Aaneba (0/0), Foulquier (1/0), midfielders Goncalves (12/0), Martin (16/2), Corgnet (7/0) and Zohi (0/0) are all on list of injured players and will miss this game.
Bordeaux are favorites for this match, they must overcome that crisis in their form and i'm pretty sure that can win tonight, Strasbourg achieved solid results but at this stadium everything except victory of Bordeaux would be a surprise.