Racing Club de Lens know they cannot afford a slip up against Girondins de Bordeaux if they are to stand a chance of retaining their Ligue 1 status.
When: 1.00 pm GMT, 5 April 2015
Where: Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
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Lens have had a fortnight to stew on their last Ligue 1 result, a demoralising 4-0 defeat at the hands of third-placed Olympique de Marseille. With the season’s end drawing closer, and fewer games remaining, the Red and Gold are running out of opportunities to escape relegation.
Having played 30 matches, they find themselves bottom of the pile and nine points off FC Lorient in 17th, who were defeated convincingly by Stade Rennais on Saturday.
However, while Lens must respond after a poor result before the international break, Bordeaux are in a similar situation.
Willy Sagnol’s side are chasing European qualification, but were stunned two weeks ago when they were handed a 2-1 defeat by neighbours and rivals Toulouse-one of Lens’ key rivals in the race to remain in the division.
The Bordelais have had their time to dwell on that underwhelming performance and will be keen to demonstrate improvement in front of their home fans.