Match Preview: Bordeaux 1-2 Montpellier Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)

Bordeaux – Montpellier betting tips for today, March 5, 2019

Kick-off: 19:00 Bordeaux – Montpellier
Football: France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

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Bordeaux prepare for battle having lost just two of their last 15 L1 home fixtures (W8, D5, L2). That said, they do come into this encounter after a 1-0 away loss to Nantes last weekend, making it just one win in their last six fixtures in the top flight (W1, D1, L4).
Additionally ‘les Girondins’ failed to score in five of those six games, giving manager Éric Bedouet some cause for concern. Encouragingly though, a mere clean sheet will extend their seven-game unbeaten run (W3, D4) at home in L1 against Montpellier. Bordeaux have lost just two of their 29 league H2Hs played on home soil (W23, D4, L2)!
For their part, Montpellier travel to mid-table Bordeaux having won just one of their last nine away matches across all competitions (W1, D4, L4), with much of that record down to conceding the opening goal in seven of those road trips.
They have been solid on the road overall though, losing just three of their 13 L1 away fixtures this term (W4, D6, L3). In addition, Michel Der Zakarian’s men boast the division’s joint-fourth best away defence, so far conceding just 1.15 goals on average per away match.
Players to watch: Bordeaux striker Jimmy Briand has scored five goals in L1 so far – all at home. Meanwhile, Montpellier top scorer Gaetan Laborde (ten L1 goals) has found the net in half of his last six L1 appearances!
Stat attack: The home side have kept a clean sheet in half of their last ten home L1 fixtures.
The visitors have conceded ten of their 15 away goals in the second half.
Bordeaux have not been trailed at half-time in the last 14 H2H L1 meetings played on home soil (H/T record: W6, D8).

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