It’s all or nothing with the Girondins. Much too imprecise to resist Paris (1-4) last week in the Coupe de la Ligue, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men have – finally – shown character to bring back the three points of their trip last weekend in Nancy (0) -2). A victory reference against Lorrainers who had made Marcel-Picot a small fortress lately. Totally relaunched in the race to a fifth place which will be European, the Bordelais also count a lot on this Coupe de France to spice up the end of the season. Relieved by their victory torn in the last moments in the red lantern Lorient (2-3), the Dijon disembark in the Gironde without pressure. Did not go far to make Matmut-Atlantique in the championship (defeat 3-2), Pierre Lees-Melou will they spoil the evening of the Bordeaux?
Bordeaux Dijon direct matches
Bordeaux delivered a real good performance at Nancy (0-2) last weekend in the championship. Auspicious.
The Bordelais have won 4 of their last 6 French Cup matches played in front of their public.
Dijon had lost (3-2) at the Girondins in the championship at the end of 2016.
The DFCO has 6 defeats in 11 trips all competitions combined this season.
Bordeaux put much emphasis on this Coupe de France to give relief at the end of the season. Coherent in the collective effort at Nancy (0-2) this weekend in the championship, the Girondins should be able to dominate a Dijon team solidarity but limited. Bordeaux will be invited to the finest of ways in the quarterfinals.