First match of the Ruthénois at home this Saturday, August 06, and first reception of a headliner of the competition. Facing Bordeaux, the RAF will have to live up to the proposed challenge.
We will talk about a gala match, Saturday evening at the Paul-Lignon stadium (7 p.m., on Prime Video and the L’Equipe channel), with the arrival of the Bordeaux team as part of the second day of Ligue 2. t will be a first in the league for the two clubs, although the RAF have already faced the Gironde side in the Coupe de France or in a recent friendly match. The latter took place in Agen, a few weeks ago, Bordeaux beat Rodez 2 to 1. Obviously, this recent match offers little indication of the confrontation to be played this Saturday. Also, to better approach this next RAF-Bordeaux, we must base ourselves on the meetings that Rodez and Bordeaux disputed during the opening of the championship last week. The Aveyronnais got a good draw at the Quevilly-Rouen stadium while the Bordelais had to settle for a 0-0 against Valenciennes at home.
The right moment to face Bordeaux
Currently, Bordeaux is recovering from its descent into Ligue 2 as well as long weeks of waiting after an administrative relegation to National. After a legal fight, the Girondins managed to stay in L2. Their goal is to find the elite of the L1.
However, Bordeaux must recover from the past weeks, in particular by counting on the departure of players in order to rebalance the club’s budget. It is certain that for the RAF it is the right moment to face this team in reconstruction which will quickly adapt to L2, take its cruising speed and play at the top of the table.
The Aveyronnais are also ready to offer rhythm, enthusiasm during this gala match which will fill this stadium under construction that is Paul-Lignon. With 1600 reception places, the RAF must indicate to Bordeaux that the space dedicated to its supporters is only 80 places. Like the Toulousains, there is little, the Bordelais come up against the differences of means which exist between the various clubs of L2. Rodez does not make it a complex but a positive difference because on the ground, the defensive quality of the Ruthénois will be an undeniable asset on Saturday evening. The Aveyron group is complete to aim for a first victory. Whether it’s Bordeaux or another team, Rodez knows that with four runs at the end of the season, dragging on the road would be a serious mistake.