With previous Swansea City administrator Paolo Sousa leaving his position as manager of Bordeaux in August, desires were hazy heading into this special season.
Having completed in twelfth position last season, Jean-Louis Gasset has guided the club to similar situation after the initial 16 games. With six successes, four draws and six defeats, Bordeaux feel like a club who are probably not going to undermine either end of the table.
In fact, they have battled for consistency under Gasset’s tutelage, neglecting to win two matches straight the entire season. The new 2-1 defeat at home to a Saint-Etienne side, who have been battling under previous Leicester City manager Claude Puel, was a genuine frustration.
Nonetheless, strikes from Pablo and Otavio helped Gasset’s side bob back with a 2-0 success at Strasbourg on Sunday, so a second sequential win unexpectedly this season against Reims who are level on points with Strasbourg with an indistinguishable goal contrast would truly lift spirits in front of Christmas.
With only one win in their last seven matches, assurance is a long way from high at Reims, who have dropped to seventeenth in the table lately.
Surely, in the wake of completing 6th last season and therefore meeting all requirements for European rivalry unexpectedly since the 1962-63 mission, things have not actually gone to get ready for David Guion’s side this season.
Taken out of the Europa League third qualifying round by Hungarian runner up Fehervar, Reims are at risk for getting involved in a relegation fight as opposed to looking into the table as they were last season preceding the decrease of all French football due to the Covid pandemic.
Nonetheless, subsequent to beating individual strugglers Nantes 3-2, Guion’s side attested their quality by turning out to be just the second side this season to leave Marseille without being crushed after a noteworthy 1-1 draw on Saturday. Yuto Nagatomo’s own goal gave the guests the lead before Florian Thauvin leveled procedures minutes before the half-time span, yet Reims hung on for a vital point.
On the off chance that they can stay away from rout again at Bordeaux, at that point they are guaranteed of finishing 2020 outside of the relegation zone.
With Reims’ structure getting of late, we can see them picking up the point they need to guarantee they don’t spend Christmas in the relagation zone.
With any semblance of Hatem Ben Arfa and Josh Maja, Bordeaux ostensibly have more reach with their attacking dangers, yet Dia is expected a goal and ought to convey for the guests in this match Hence, we predict a draw in this match.