Mariupol vs Bordeaux – Europa League: Mariupol and Bordeaux face off this Thursday afternoon in Odessa
On another match of the 1st leg of the 3rd qualifying round for the Europa League.
Mariupol finished in 5th place of the Ukrainian league with 39 points conquered, thanks to a record of 10 victories, 9 draws and 13 losses.
In terms of goals, they counted with 38 goals scored and 41 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.4 goals per match.
It was playing in front of their own crowd that Mariupol conquered more points, more precisely 25 out of the 39 they’ve recorded.
On the previous round, they have eliminated Djurgarden with two 1-1 draws, then having the upper-hand on the extra-time of the 2nd leg.
Bordeaux finished in 6th place of the French Ligue 1 with 55 points conquered, thanks to a record of 16 victories, 7 draws and 15 losses.
In terms of goals, they counted with 53 goals scored and 48 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.7 goals per match.
Their record as visitors was weaker, getting almost the same number of victories and losses playing as visitors. On the previous round, the French side knocked out Ventspils with a double victory (1-0 and 2-1):
Mariupol vs Bordeaux – Betting Tip and Prediction:
There is a clear favouritism for the French side here, that is on a higher level than the opponent. Despite not expecting facilitations from Mariupol (especially in Ukraine), I believe that Bordeaux will at least be able to score 2 goals.
The Ukrainians are very weak defensively, conceding goals in all of the last 11 official matches they’ve played.
Bordeaux has been very consistent in terms of finishing, managing to score in all of the last 14 matches they’ve played, and I believe that on this trip to Odessa, things won’t be any different, with the team ending up being superior and winning by 2-0 or 2-1.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Bordeaux – Team Goals Over 1.5||