Place: Ventspils. Olimpiskais centrs
Date: on the 26th of July, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 15:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Europa League.
The team of Dejan Vukićević has won over the club from Albania of Luftëtari Gjirokastër in the previous round of the Europa League qualification.
After home defeat of the rival with the score 5:0 the team from Latvia has dared to relax during away match (3:3). But, all the same, it wasn’t necessary to miss three goals. Adeleke Akiniemi who was the author of poker in the first match has added to this result a double during away match. In general the Nigerian has scored 19 goals in 37 matches for his club in two seasons.
The championship of Latvia is continuing and Ventspils in it takes the third place after 14 rounds. The match with the underdog Valmiera that will be held on the 22nd of July shouldn’t influence greatly, therefore we won’t consider it in our prediction for a meeting of the Europa League.
The team of Gustavo Poyet is spending very passive transfer campaign. Nobody has come to Bordeaux but also Malkom is here but he could make the most essential profit. The best clubs of the Old World are really interested in the 21-year-old Brazilian forward.
The right winger Youssouf Sabaly is injured prior to Euro cups. Taking into consideration that in 38 matches of the Ligue 1 last season Bordeaux has missed 48 goals and in 19 away matches – 25. The loss is significant.
The club of Poyet has managed to carry out three matches prior to the match against Ventspils. Mouloudia Club d’Alger (1:1), Gazélec Ajaccio (1:0) and Saint-Etienne (2:1) couldn’t beat the team.
In three last away matches last season, Bordeaux has got victories with the total score 10:2, scoring at least three times in each separate case.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Ventspils vs. Bordeaux
Ventspils to win – odds 7.20;
Draw – odds 4.24;
Bordeaux to win – odds 1.51.
We believe that the game will be productive and you should wait for a goal from the Nigerian forward of the hosts. However, the French have to prove in practice their higher class and win with good handicap.