The first of three games from Ligue 1 on Saturday night with all carrying a 7.00pm start time, which is great news for accumulator backers looking to boost their bets with an interest on European football. Here are our top Bordeaux v Angers betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
Bordeaux run out in front of their own fans and they are expected to win by traders who have the locals priced as favourites but there’s not a lot in the betting of this match and the odds at present tell us to prepare for a competitive evening. That’ll be music to the ears of value hunters who love the opportunity to take advantage of any indecision on the trading floors.
It’s a stance that caught us off-guard too as it’s not often we find Bordeaux priced as favourites with the bookies. Little wonder either as they have lost each of their last three matches at this level and start down in 14th position, four places higher than the relegation zone. They do have an eight-point advantage over Caen in the danger area, which will be enough to keep them safe, but their recent form makes them difficult to trust in this one. If you’re happy to give Bordeaux the benefit of the doubt you’ll get 5/4 at 888sport.
Angers start the evening better off in the Ligue 1 table than their hosts but there’s not a lot in it with the visitors one place and four points better before the first whistle. While Bordeaux have been losing matches, Angers have kept themselves busy picking up draws and their recent form shows they have finished level in three of their last five, the other two in that run split evenly between one win and one defeat. Visiting a rival from the bottom-half of the table we expect they’d take another draw here if offered it before kick-off.
The visitors lost 2-1 to Lyon late last month – a result that was to be expected – but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Reims in their final game of April and we did expect them to fare a bit better than that. The danger with football betting at this stage of the season, with many teams having little to aim at, is players may take their eye off the ball with their minds on the upcoming summer break. That’s the reason we see more draws that usual in the closing weeks of a campaign. The form of both sides points us towards a share in this match and we’re on at 21/10 with William Hill. If you rate the away win, there’s 13/5 on Angers at Unibet.