France: Ligue 1
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+1)
According to an old tradition, between the 5th and the 6th round of the group stage of the Champions League one November week-end usually passes. Here, according to the calendar, top Leagues spend either other rounds of the national championships or other rounds of the Cup tournaments.
This time, an exception is German Bundesliga that has taken 4 days pause between two week-ends. But in France will be held the 15th round of Ligue 1.
Bordeaux (the head coach Jocelyn Gourvennec)
One of the most interesting matches of the 15th match day will happen when Bordeaux will host Saint-Étienne at home arena. Now the team has 17 points (without counting the result of the Saturday match between Caen and Bordeaux) and the 9th place at the tournament bracket. During the last home meeting at its home arena Matmut Atlantique the team of Jocelyn Gourvennec shared the points with one of the leaders of the champion’s race Marseille – 1:1 (Nicolas de Roussel de Préville – Sanson).
Saint-Étienne (the head coach Julien Sable)
After the devastating fiasco of the most titled club from France during the home meeting of the 12th round against Olympique Lyonnais (0:5) the coaching staff suffered the unavoidable staff job swap.
Alas! Oscar García appeared to be only a pale shadow of Christophe Galtier and was rightly dismissed. But the matter is that after this dismissal the new head coach became Julien Sablé who doesn’t have any coaching experience.
Now he is 37 years old and only 3 years ago he was a halfback of Bastia, Corsica. This decision that was made by the bosses of the 10 times champion of France seems to be rather strange. The most titled grandee of the French football is able to invite more experienced specialist, someone like Laurent Blanc and Claude Puel.
The Greens have spent two matches against the underdogs of the season Lille Olympique (1:3) and Strasbourg (2:2) with the new coach. The results of these matches are making from the hosts of Matmut Atlantique bright favorite of the forthcoming meeting.
Bordeaux – 1.95, draw – 3.40, Saint-Étienne – 3.40;
Our tip: Bordeaux to win - odds 1.8 Bet365