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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(52) 38 Goals 21 (39)
(33) 24 Assists 19 (30)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.8)
30.8 Average Age 33.4
179.1 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(0.9) 1.2 Shots pg 1 (1)
(47%) 43% Aerial Duel Success 54% (50%)
(0.7) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.2)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Karim Aït Fana Out 6.32
Jamel Saihi Out 6.55
Benjamin Stambouli Doubtful 7.03
John Utaka Doubtful 6.77
No missing players.

Team News

  • Karim Ait Fana is set to miss out with a knee injury, while Benjamin Stambouli remains doubtful after missing the last few games due to illness.
  • John Utaka has a thigh problem, whileJamel Saihi is out after being sent-off against Valenciennes.
  • However, there is good some news for La Palliade, as Younes Belhanda returns from suspension.
  • Bordeaux have no injury concerns heading into the game and manager Francis Gillot will be expected to stick with a similar line-up to the one that edged past Marseille last weekend.


  • Montpellier face a tough task this weekend, as they welcome second placed Bordeaux to the Stade de la Mosson.
  • La Palliade have won just once in their last six games, and will need to be on top form if they are to overcome Francis Gillot's high-flyers and pull away from those in the bottom three.
  • However, getting past Les Girondins this season is no easy task. Gillot's men have lost just once and have won three on the spin since falling to Bastia four weeks ago.
  • Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran has netted six goals so far, and he will be expected to add to that tally against a Montpellier defence that has been far from solid.
  • Rene Girard's charges did taste success over Bordeaux, winning 1-0 in the Coupe de la Ligue a few weeks ago, however the 2009 champions are a different proposition in the league, and they should be able to to secure victory and keep pace at the top of the division.
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