After the end of the international break, France’s Ligue 1 resumes this weekend and on Saturday evening, Bordeaux visit Marseille.
Both sides occupy a similar mid-table spot after six games, with Bordeaux in ninth and Marseille in 10th. A win could propel them up as high as fifth, so even in these early days, there’s quite a lot at stake here.
Marseille vs Bordeaux Head-to-Head
Marseille started the 2020-21 campaign in good form, defeating reigning champions Paris St. Germain in their second game. However, since then, they’ve slipped somewhat. Their last three matches have ended in draws, and Andre Villas-Boas will be desperate to see his side regain the form that saw them finish second in 2019-20.
Bordeaux have fared a little better recently – they defeated Dijon 3-0 in their last match – but overall, they’ve seen mixed results so far season. They’ve picked up two wins, three draws, and one defeat.
Recent results between the two sides favour Marseille. They defeated Bordeaux 3-1 at the Stade Velodrome in 2019-20, and then drew 0-0 at the Matmut Atlantique.
Marseille form guide: W-L-D-D-D
Bordeaux form guide: W-D-L-D-W
Marseille vs Bordeaux Team News
Andre Villas-Boas will be pleased to note that Marseille have no injury concerns right now, but they will be without winger Dimitri Payet in this game. The French international is suspended following his straight red card against Lyon.