Lyon-Bordeaux: derby of the undefeated

Lyon find themselves in second place in the league, four points behind the leader Marseille, but must attempt to keep a distance between themselves and Carlo Ancellotti’s PSG, catching up to them at a furious pace, by beating the Girondins.

The Gones are well aware of the fact that this will not be an easy task against a team that have strung together sixteen matches without a defeat over all their competitions.

“It will be a plus to win on Sunday.  The Girondins have a good team, they are confident at the moment, since they have remained unbeaten for a long time.  They know each other inside out…  It will depend on us,” affirmed Lyon midfielder Arnold Mvuemba in a press conference.

Yoann Gourcuff remains unavailable, but Rémi Garde should have Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos back in his ranks following his back problems.

Bordeaux may be unbeaten this season, but they have just strung together three consecutive draws in the Ligue 1 and would be very happy with a win again, which would bring them up to a point’s difference from their adversary of the day.

And Francis Gillot’s men feel they can secure a win in Gerland.

“I am expecting a difficult match.  This is a big Ligue 1 team and they have a lot of quality players.  This being said, we have been showing good things since the start of the season and we can produce a result,” commented Bordeaux’s Brazilian defender Mariano.