Sochaux head into the clash still battling a host of injury problems.
Goalkeeper Pierrick Cros has a knee injury, as does defender Mathieu Peybernes, who will also miss out.
Thierry Doubai will miss much of the season with a knee ligament injury.
Jerome Roussillon has hamstring complaint, while Cedric Kante has a knee problem.
Edouard Butin, Sanjin Prcic, Joseph Lopy and Frederic Duplus are all still recovering from long term injuries.
Bordeaux will hope to recover from a surprise defeat against Montpellier as they take on struggling Sochaux at the Stade Chaban Delmas.
A Remy Cabella strike was enough to condemn Les Girondins to defeat, whilst Sochaux will have been disappointed to suffer a 1-0 home reverse at the hands of an improving Nice outfit.
Les Lionceaux had been unbeaten in their last three encounters, and manager Eric Hely will be eager for his side to take something from a game with a Bordeaux side that has yet to lose at home this term.
Yoan Gouffran has been the star of the show for Francis Gillot's charges so far, netting six goals, and he will be confident of adding to that tally against a defence that has been less than solid during the campaign.
Expect Bordeaux to dominate proceedings and get their title challenge back on track with a comfortable win.
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