Competition: Ligue 2
Date: 13th January 2023
Kickoff: 19:45 UTC
Venue: Matmut Atlantique
Bordeaux are aiming for promotion to Ligue 1 again as they sit second on the points table with just four losses from 18 fixtures played. But, they will face a big challenge this Friday as the historic French team takes on fifth-placed Amiens who are just four points behind them. Amiens' low number of goals scored have resulted in the worst goal difference among the top-six Ligue 2 sides, but they have still managed soccer tips prediction to win points from 12 of their 18 games played this season. It will be really surprising if Bordeaux drops points in this game as they have six wins from nine home games and have lost just once at the Matmut Atlantique in 2022. Not to mention, Amiens' weak tally of six draws or defeats from nine outings in addition to a negative difference of three goals.
Bordeaux vs Amiens SC Betting Pick #1: Over 2.5 goals
Bordeaux have consistently seen over 2.5 goals in four of their last five games now. The reason behind it has been their lack of defensive stability, which has led to no clean sheet observed against any of their last five opponents. Considering the fact that Amiens have scored an average of one goal in every away fixture this 2022-23, we expect the away side to score again on Friday. Further, as Bordeaux have not lost to Amiens in the last four meetings and are favourites every time they play at the Matmut Atlantique, the home side should take the goal count to 3 or more goals easily and win tips free all three points.
Pick #2: Bordeaux to win
Bordeaux have won six of their nine home games played, and lost just once. This, combined with Amiens' record of just three victories from nine outings, is enough to suggest that the home side should grab their 23rd point on home turf this Friday. One can even go for a mega-accumulator of a home win, over 2.5 goals and both sides scoring, which could offer up to 4.00+ odds combined.
Bordeaux vs Amiens SC Head to Head (H2H) stats
Bordeaux Team News
Right-back Clement Michelin was shown a second yellow against Caen and that cost Bordeaux two more points this past week, in Ligue 2. Michelin is thus suspended from this Amiens game and shall be replaced by number three, Johaneko Louis Jean. Manager David Guion could also tweak the formation to play a back-three in Michelin's absence, and add number ten Aliou Badji to the mix up front which could make his team far more competitive though.
Players to watch: Josh Maja (10 goals and 3 assists), Vital Nsimba (3.0 key passes per game), Johaneko Jean (1.6 interceptions per 90 mins)
Last matches of Bordeaux
Amiens SC Team News
Amiens have no injuries or suspensions to be bothered about. The Ligue 2 side has the experienced duo of Gael Kakuta and Papis Cisse upfront, which has been involved in competitive leagues like the Premier League and Ligue 1 in the past, and could rattle any defence in the French second tier. Manager Philippe Hinschberger could drop Cisse though after his consistently disappointing performances in the last two games, making way for number nine Tolu Arokodare in the starting eleven.
Players to watch: Tolu Arokodare (6 goals), Antoine Leautey (2.1 key passes per game), Formose Mendy (2.6 interceptions per 90 mins)
Last matches of Amiens SC
Amiens SC lineup
3 Reasons why this game will end in Over 2.5 goals and a Bordeaux win
Four of Bordeaux's last five games have seen over 2.5 goals being scored
Bordeaux have not lost to Amiens in the last five meetings best premium soccer tips
Bordeaux have won six of their nine home games this season, scoring 13 goals in the process
Main prediction Bordeaux - Amiens SC
Over 2.5 goals