Match date: Thursday 16 January 2020
Football – French League Cup
Venue: Stade du Hameau
Judi Bola, Mpobos.com-Pau comes from a 1:1 home match in the National League, even though the side was set as a slight favorite.
They even had the lead via Name in the 45th minute, but the visitors leveled up in the middle of the second without either of the teams risking a lot towards the end.
It was their third game without a victory in National, as the team dropped down from the first position to the fourth at the moment.
They are still just two points behind the league leaders from Dunkerque and will surely revert their attention to this competition since they remain very competitive.
The home side will miss suspended defender Batisse (15/1), but also forward Nguer (7/0) and newly signed offensive player Beusnard who didn’t play yet.
Bordeaux was set as an underdog at their own home against Lyon and the side failed to resist in a better way suffering a 1:2 defeat.
They took the lead first back in the 15th minute via Briand but somewhat remained with a passive role being satisfied with the result.
It was Lyon who controlled the ball better and created more, getting the victory deservedly, in the end, thanks to quick goals at the start of the second halftime via Cornet and Dembele.
The team is now on an ugly run of four defeats but it has to be said that they didn’t have a naive schedule at all and need to react in this one, mostly in order to improve the atmosphere at least a little bit.
The guests keep missing defenders Sabaly (5/0), Kwateng (8/0), midfielder Tchouameni (14/0) and forwards Kalu (17/1) and Kamano (10/1) due to injuries.
Pau, logically had a pretty easy draw in the Coupe de France, but this is where the path should stop for them. The side has decent momentum, but individual quality difference and experience of Bordeaux should prevail here.
Even if the rotate the squad a bit which is logical, I still expect the visitors to prevail in style being in a pretty decent offensive momentum.
Pick : Bordeaux To Win