The news that Sanjin Prcic could miss up to a month with an ankle injury will only deepen Christian Gourcuff’s injury woes.
Benjamin Bourigeaud is a doubt after coming off against Montpellier, but Firmin N’dombé Mubélé should make his return at centre forward.
Youngster Léa-Siliki was fairly confident in defensive midfield last weekend and may keep his place as Gourcuff strives to avoid rushing Bourigeaud back to fitness.
Brandon impressed in the creative midfield role against Montpellier and could return to Gourcuff’s starting XI in the absence of Khazri.
Lukas Lerager will miss out through suspension; look for Otávio to come back into the side, with Sankharé playing his customary box-to-box-role.
Youssouf Sabaly was back in the team against Monaco last weekend; his return saw Igor Lewczuk partner Jérémy Toulalan in central defence, with youngster Vukasin Jovanovic dropped to the bench.
Nicolas De Préville did everything but score against Monaco last weekend, and will keep his place. That said, his goal drought has underscored how fragile Bordeaux’s attack can be in the absence of strong play from Malcom.