Bordeaux wary of PSG backlash

Saturday Nice         vs     Lille        17:00    Valenciennes         vs     AC Ajaccio    20:00    Rennes         vs     Bastia

Nice         vs     Lille        17:00   
Valenciennes         vs     AC Ajaccio    20:00   
Rennes         vs     Bastia
Troyes         vs     Lorient
Reims         vs     Sochaux
Nancy         vs     Toulouse

St Etienne         vs     Brest        17:00   
Montpellier         vs     Marseille
PSG         vs     Bordeaux    21:00   

PARIS - Girondins Bordeaux are bracing themselves for title favourites Paris St Germain to spring into life on Sunday after a slow start to the season, according to the southern club’s president Jean-Louis Triaud.

Bordeaux are flying ahead of the battle at the Parc des Princes while big-spending PSG were poor in the 0-0 showing at Ajaccio last weekend and had to recover from two goals down to salvage a point at home to lowly Lorient on August 11.

“Lorient and Ajaccio have not made things easy for us because at some point Paris will be willing to react,” said Triaud.

“I cannot imagine that Paris will not be crowned champions at the end of the season.”

Bordeaux have six points from two games, using their momentum from the end of last season when they won their last six matches to clinch fifth spot and qualify for the Europa League playoff round.

“We will travel to Paris very relaxed. We have nothing to lose and we will take our chance with the only goal to leave without any regrets,” Triaud said.

PSG could be without frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who missed the Ajaccio game with a sore right foot having got his team off the hook with two goals in the opener against Lorient.

Ezequiel Lavezzi will certainly miss the game following the red card he picked up last weekend though Brazilian centre back Thiago Silva, another high-profile addition in the close season, could make his debut.

Bordeaux played Red Star Belgrade on Thursday in their Europa League playoff first leg and are one of four teams tied on six points in the Ligue 1 table topped by seven-time champions Olympique Lyon.

Defending champions Montpellier, who were upset by two stoppage-time goals at Lorient last weekend, entertain Olympique Marseille (six points) on Sunday.


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