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Ligue 1 Preview: Bordeaux v Paris Saint-Germain

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Due to PSG’s participation in the cup nearly two weeks ago, their match at Bordeaux was rescheduled for Wednesday night.

Bordeaux v Paris Saint-Germain Date 11/05/2016 – Venue – Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux – Kick Off 19:30 (UK Time)

These two sides would usually be a lot closer in the Ligue 1 standings but a disappointing season from Bordeaux and domination from the champions PSG means they are separated by 43 points.

Bordeaux have spent the majority of the season in the bottom half of the table and their recent surge of form looks to be too little too late as they can no longer make the European spots. Les Girondins can still save their pride by finishing the season in the top half of the table and while they currently sit 11th, wins in the remaining two matches could see them finish as high as 7th in the league.

The hosts have been hit with injuries all season and this has been one of the main reasons for their struggle. Five players will be absent for the visit of PSG on Wednesday; Nicolas Maurice-Belay (illness), Cedric Carrasso (cruciate ligament), Mauro Arambarri (adductor), Frederic Guilbert and Gregory Sertic will all be missing from the Bordeaux squad on Wednesday.

As for PSG, they have already broken records this season; the most goals in a Ligue 1 campaign and a record points tally which could get as high as 98.

Les Parisians have blown their competition out of the water this season and it is no wonder they are 27 points clear at the top of the league.

Unlike Bordeaux, PSG have been quite fortunate with injuries however they could be without a couple of key players for this encounter. Blaise Matuidi could still be sidelined with a knee injury, while Marco Verratti (groin), Javier Pastore (thigh) and Gregory van der Wiel (hip) could also be out of action. Edinson Cavani is a doubt for this match as well; the Uruguayan picked up a knock to the calf after scoring a hat-trick against Gazélec at the weekend.

The two sides couldn’t be separated at the Parc des Princes earlier in the season as the game finished 2-2 and with Bordeaux getting the better of PSG in this fixture last season, it may be prove to be a difficult test for the champions.   

About Mark Sheppard

I am an 18-year-old Journalism and Media student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I enjoy writing, especially about sport because my interests involve football, snooker, rugby, F1 and tennis.

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