Star-studded Paris Saint-Germain are still without a victory this season, so this is clearly a must-win game for the Saints.
Bordeaux, on the other hand, are searching for their third successive league win, meaning we are bound to see some fireworks at Parc des Princes.
Despite the heavy spending last summer and the arrival of some world-class players, Paris Saint-Germain failed to win the league title, finishing the season three points behind champions Montpellier.
In order to avoid similar scenario club chiefs again spent around €100 million to bring Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Marco Verratti, but the fans are still waiting to see the real PSG.
After coming from two goals behind to salvage one point at home to Lorient, the Saints could only muster a goalless draw against Ajaccio, so Ligue 1 win looks long overdue.
Even if in-form Bordeaux are on the other side, odds of 1.67 (2/3) offered at William Hill on home win do look tempting.
Boss Carlo Ancelotti has received some bad news as Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up an ankle injury that is likely to see him miss the Bordeaux game, which could be a problem now that Ezequiel Lavezzi is suspended.
Thiago Motta, Momo Sissoko and Nicolas Douchez remain sidelined, but Thiago Silva returns to the side after he was rested last weekend.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Sirigu – Jallet, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell – Verratti, Matuidi – Pastore, Nene, Menez – Gameiro.
It appears that Bordeaux are finally on the right track after several very disappointing years for the club.
The six-match winning run at the end of last league campaign saw les Girdondins ensure Europa League qualification, and they picked up where they left off, beating Evian and Rennes at the start of the new Ligue 1 championship.
Their impressive run came to an end as Francis Gillot’s men could only muster a goalless draw in the Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade, although that can be considered a very good result after they were outplayed by the former European Cup winners.
The boss later admitted that some of his players were tired after difficult matches against Rennes and Red Star that had been played in intense heat, and that could prove to be a problem against very motivated PSG side.
That basically means that les Girondins would be more than happy with one point from Parc des Princes, so bear in mind that draw pays 3.75 (11/4) at Sportingbet.
Francis Gillot has announced that he will make some changes to the starting line-up, with Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Nicolas Maurice-Belay unlikely to start.
Landry N’Guemo, Jaroslav Plasil and Carlos Henrique are likely to be left on the bench as they are not fully fit, while David Bellion, Matthieu Chalme, Kevin Olimpa and Abdou Traore remain sidelined.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Carrasso – Mariano, Ciani, Planus, Tremoulinas – Sane, Sertic – Gouffran, Obraniak, Jussie – Diabate.