What an incredible rescue for the SMC! Worst team of Ligue 1 with Lorient before the last day, Caen imitated the Bretons, winners in Lille (0-1), going to impose on the same score at Guingamp. Now 14th with two points ahead of the red zone, the Norman club could realize a real good operation in case of success against Bordeaux. Des Girondins passed a good chance to assert their European ambitions by conceding the draw against Rennes on their ground (1-1) and who really do not know what goal to cling to. Not affected by the struggle to maintain but too tender to go to Europe, Bordeaux is still – inexorably towards a end of the season devoid of the slightest thrill. Wielded by their audience, the Malherbists will play to win.
Caen has only two defeats before its public this season, for 6 victories and 2 draws.
Bordeaux have won only one of their last eight games played away from their bases in Ligue 1.
The Bordeaux side did not know the difference at home (0-0) and lost (1-0) at the SMC last season.
Caen has just won his first away game at Guingamp. What to boost confidence before the final sprint.
It is a SMC all haloed of his first success brought back far from Normandy who finds his audience facing Girondins always terribly inconstant. The Caennais disappoint very seldom before their public: they will not lose.