Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Kick-off time: 8.00 pm BST
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Monaco will look to get their Ligue 1 season back on track when they visit 2009 champions Bordeaux.
Bordeaux’s form: W-W-D-D
Bordeaux will be keen to improve on a seventh place finish last term, and made an excellent start to this season with a 1-0 win at Montpellier.
New coach Willy Sagnol had a successful stint with the French under 21 team before taking over at Bordeaux, and will be hoping that this translates well to club management.
Monaco’s form: L-W-D-W
Monaco suffered a shock defeat at home against Lorient in their season opener. For a team expected to challenge for the title, that represents a serious blow. New coach Leonardo Jardim, who took Sporting Clube de Portugal to a creditable second place in the league last season, will be expected to put things right very quickly.
Their pre-season form did not quite let on that such a poor start was on the cards, as they recorded wins against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup and against Italian outfit Parma.
Key Players/Team News
Cheick Diabate is the danger man, with twelve goals in the league last season and scorer of the winner against Montpellier. He will be the key in a team which should be unchanged from the opening weekend of the season.
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao made his competitive return against Lorient, coming on at half time, and scored from the penalty spot. His return to full fitness will be a welcome boost for Monaco, who lost his compatriot and World Cup star James Rodriguez to Real Madrid.
They still retain a lot of quality, however, with Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho key to their game and striker Dimitar Berbatov capable of absolute magic.
Defender Ricardo Carvalho was sent off against Lorient and is suspended.
This will be a close match and feel this one will end in a draw. The two proven goal-scorers, Falcao and Diabate, are at 2.6 and 3.2 with respectively to score at any time and you can also look to create a new account with either of Bet365 or BetVictor and win free betting bonuses on sign-ups.
Back the draw at 3.25 with Bet365