Les Girondins have won just two of their opening six Ligue 1 games after last season's disappointing title defence, when they suffered a spectacular collapse to finish outside the European qualification places.

They missed out on silverware altogether when Marseille beat them in the Coupe de la Ligue final in March and skipper Alou Diarra is hoping that the win over Lyon at the Stade Chaban Delmas will help them get their campaign on track.

"We must now finally start our season because we have shown a lot of quality against Lyon. Bordeaux must at the very least be in the top five," he told girondins.com.

"We need to catch up but this gives us a big breath of fresh air."

Bordeaux, who won the competition in 2007 and 2009, face a Nancy side who have lost all three games at the Stade Marcel Picot so far this season without even scoring a goal.

Alexandre Cuvillier insisted the Nancy players are not letting it bother them and told asnl.net: "It's an extra motivation because we want to show something else and prove there is no curse at Marcel Picot. This situation should not preoccupy us, otherwise it would become really worrying.

"We will not play to qualify (for the next round) but to finally win in front of our home crowd. I am counting on the supporters to carry on supporting us even if we concede the first goal."

Brahim Ferradj will miss out for Brest at Lorient tomorrow after injuring his left knee in the 2-0 win at Nancy at the weekend. He will undergo surgery today and is set to miss the next six weeks of action. The other games on Tuesday see Nimes host Valenciennes and Le Havre travel to Corsica to face Ajaccio.

Eric Chelle faces a fitness test on a groin injury ahead of Lens' trip to Monaco on Wednesday, while Henri Bedimo missed training for the northerners on Monday and Samba Sow continues his recovery from a ligament injury.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, St Etienne host Nice, Caen travel to Arles, Boulogne host Toulouse, Bastia are away to Sochaux and Guingamp are at home to Rennes.

The 10 winners of Tuesday and Wednesday's matches will enter the last 16 alongside the six sides who qualified for this season's Champions League and Europa League.