Six games to breathe. If coach Vladimir Petkovic did not want to advance a points goal by the break, the coach knows he will have to accelerate. Author of a comeback against Reims (3-2) then a good end to the match against PSG (2-3), Bordeaux confirms that he had enthusiasm, character and that some of his individualities were starting to find their marks. But his collective is not yet developed and he takes too many goals to consider the trip to Metz with guarantees.
Bordeaux is expected firmly in Moselle by FC Metz, last with four points behind and who has not won for almost two months. So a match to finally launch a dynamic or a match of fear likely to weaken the building even more?
I won’t heal myself until I break my head – Vladimir Petkovic
To avoid the headache, the Girondins should be well inspired to sign, after St Etienne, their second success away from home. This allows them to receive Brest the following weekend with a little more certainty.
For the trip to Saint-Symphorien, Bordeaux will be deprived of its defender Laurent Koscielny, who is recovering from a torn thigh, and his top scorer Hwang who has resumed individual training after suffering the same injury. On the other hand, Edson Mexer and Issouf Sissokho are back while the Honduran striker Alberth Elis, who returned late from selection, is well present in the Gironde group.
Metz-Bordeaux, a match to be enjoyed in full from 2:30 p.m. on France Bleu Gironde with Yvan Plantey and Yon Ecenaro.