- Bordeaux are unbeaten at home so far this season.
- Bordeaux beat Nimes 6-0 the last time the teams faced off at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique.
- Nimes lost eight of their last 11 away matches in Ligue 1.
Home advantage key for Bordeaux
Bordeaux fell to their second away defeat of the season last weekend when they were soundly beaten 3-1 at title outsiders Marseille on the south coast, though Les Girondins are still undefeated at the Stade Matmut-Atlantique, and a win there against Nimes on Sunday looks on.
Nimes’ three-match unbeaten run came to a shuddering half last time out, when they were dismantled 4-0 by PSG – a reverse that sent them tumbling south towards the divisions’ bottom three.
Smelling blood, Jean Louis Gasset’s Bordeaux can take advantage of Nimes’ shaken confidence, and having thumped Les Crocodiles 6-0 in the corresponding Ligue 1 fixture last season, another home victory is worth backing here, while our correct score prediction tips the hosts to win 2-1.
Averaging just 1.0 goals per 90 minutes of Ligue 1 action, Bordeaux have been modest scorers so far this term, while Nimes – who notched in five of their seven league matches since the summer – look capable of hitting a consolation.