Description: BOD Vs NAN Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Bordeaux and Nantes get things underway in the new season as COVID rocks France.
France just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to the Coronavirus. After a severe outbreak of the deadly pandemic back in March, the country had become the first major footballing league to decide to truncate its 2019-20 midway altogether.
While the development had seen massive backlash with relegated clubs angst at the move, the French footballing association had cited the move as the only viable option to the growing situation. It left the country devoid of any kind of football till a couple of weeks back when the Coupe de la Ligue final took place.
Back after a hiatus of over four months, the 2020-21 edition has hit a stumbling block even before the first encounter of the season has gotten underway. The league opener involving Marseille has been called off with a bevy of Coronavirus positive cases being found in Marseille’s squad ahead of their slated fixture today.
BOD Vs NAN Dream11 Probable Winner
The set of events unravelling ahead of opening day see Bordeaux and Nantes’ showdown become the curtain raiser for the forthcoming season. Ending last season adjacent to each other in 12th and 13th spot respectively, either side will be looking to give the league’s ardent viewers a match worthy of the opening outing in Ligue 1.
Under new tutelage with Gasset being handed over the reigns of the club for this season, Bordeaux will be looking to overhaul their harrowing end to last season. With just the one win in their last 9 clashes, the side finds itself devoid of a win in its own stadium all across 2020.
And we envision the home side finally registering that elusive win today. They are up against a Nantes side which is devoid of a string of regular starters with Coronavirus hampering the side’s preparations.
Probable Playing 11
- Yacine is suffering a thigh injury currently, one which leaves him out of today’s encounter.
- Nantes are going to be without a string of player with Toure, Mehdi and Blas all diagnosed with Coronavirus while Coca and Molla are both nursing injuries.
Costil, Sabaly, Koscielny, Mexer, Benito, Otavio, Basic, Kalu, Oudin, De Preville, Maja
Lafont, Fabio, Pallois, Girotto, Traore, Chirivella, Moutoussamy, Bamba, Louza, Simon, Coulibaly
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: Bordeaux Vs Nantes
Date And Time: 21st August, Friday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux
- Briand: 7 Goals
- Simon: 5 Goals, 5 Assists
Nantes Vs Bordeaux: 0-1
Dream 11 Picks
After failing to score in the foregone campaign, Nantes paid their undivided attention to defence. And with Alban Lafont acting as the watchdog of their goal to clampdown on shots sent down his way, the side managed to fare off reasonably well as well with just 31 goals allowed past it.
Scoring lesser goals than they ended up shipping, Nantes paid a calamitous prize for their travails in the 2019-20. While they did manage to stay largely abreast of the relegation zone fracas, the attacking component had little role in that consummate success for the club.
This is a cumbersome attacking team, one which scored a measly 28 goals all throughout the last season. And with a string of main scorers out for today’s encounter, we envision Nantes having a real headache when it comes to scouring their way to scoring opportunities.
It makes a cleansheet for the home team extremely palpable to se us indulge in a triad of defenders from the team. All of Laurent Koscielny, Loris Bento and Youssouf Sabaly will be inducted in our outfit, names capable of leaving this preposterous Nantes attack in disarray.
With four goals and three assists last season, Remi Oudin from Bordeaux will be the first player to be inducted into our docket. We are partnering him up with the versatile and electric Toma Basic, someone capable of transitioning the ball from defence to attack with ease.
Nantes on the other hand will also find representation in a partnership. With Bordeaux having their own defensive issues, this can easily end up in a goal scoring extradonaire tie, one where Nantes put to bed their defensive qualms.
And both Imran Louza and Samuel Moutoussamy are more than capable of scripting their way atleast the one goal in between themselves to see us opt for the instrumental duo for this outing.
Nantes’ top scorer last season with the five goals and five assists, Moses Simon makes for a must have pick for us for the day. Jimmy Briand meanwhile will become our first selection Bordeaux with the player’s endeavours last term seeing him top the team’s scoring ranks with 7 goals.
He’s partnered by the indomitable and diminutive Nicolas de Preville who scored 6 goals and 4 assists for his club.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 10 goal contributions last term, Nicolas will captain our side today while Jimmy is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Lafont, Laurent, Benito, Sabaly, Louza, Oudin, Samuel, Basic, Briand, Simon, Nicolas
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