Emblematic teams of the French Championship, Saint-Etienne (3 points, two losses, three draws) and Bordeaux (2 points, three losses, two draws) are struggling this season, and occupy the last two places in the standings after five days.
With no victory to their credit or confidence gained since the start of the season, the two teams meet tonight at 9pm at Geoffroy Guichard. An already decisive match, while Bordeaux, which changed owner and president in July, made the worst start to the season in its history with the Swiss Vladimir Petkovic on the bench. Back on the figures of this meeting.
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Founded in 1919, ASSE is playing its 2,500th elite meeting this Saturday! Only the clubs of Marseille (2,570 matches) and Bordeaux (2,511 matches) did better in this first division of the French Championship.
Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux face each other for the 119th time in Ligue 1 history, with a very balanced record: 43 wins on each side, and 32 draws. However, the trend is in favor of the Greens, who won in both Ligue 1 clashes last season. On April 11, ASSSE had almost ensured its maintenance by sweeping the Girondins 4 goals to 1.
Barely offensively with only five goals scored in five games for each of the two teams, it is especially defensively that the record is worrying. ASSSE have conceded nine goals since Matchday 1, including three against Marseille at the end of August. Even more catastrophic for Bordeaux, with 12 goals conceded, and in particular a severe 4-0 against Nice on the fourth day.
Historic clubs in the championship, Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux respectively have ten (absolute record in Ligue 1, one more than PSG) and six French championship titles. The most recent is to be credited to the Girondins, during the 2008-2009 financial year, then coached by Laurent Blanc. A season which had notably revealed Yoann Gourcuff, author of fifteen goals, in all competitions. On the other hand, it is necessary to go back to 1981 to regain the last title of the Greens, Michel Platini had scored 20 goals in the league.
In addition to sharing the bottom of the standings at the start of the season, the Greens and the Girondins have another point in common: that of having won their last trophy in 2013. Led by Brandao, already double winner of the competition with the Olympique from Marseille, ASSE defeated Stade Rennais in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue at the end of April to put an end to 32 years of famine. A month later, the Bordelais won the Coupe de France, the fourth in club history, with a 3-2 win over Pascal Dupraz’s Evian Thonon Gaillard.