St Etienne midfielder Fabien Lemoine hopes home advantage will prove decisive when they battle it out with Bordeaux for the final Europa League spot on Sunday.
Much is at stake in the last round of Ligue 1 fixtures for both teams, who are involved in a four-way tussle for fifth place in the standings.
Bordeaux hold the edge over their rivals, currently occupying fifth with a one-point advantage over St Etienne and Rennes, with Toulouse two points behind Les Girondins.
Lemoine expects it to be an enthralling contest.
"We know what we need to do to get there and we will make every effort to achieve this," the midfielder said on www.asse.fr.
"This is the fourth time we've played Bordeaux this season. Les Girondins know us well and we know them.
"It will be a great game. We will have the fans behind us. The whole stadium is behind us. This will be an added advantage.
"It is a pleasure to play this game with so much at stake. Our goal for this season was to do better than last season (10th place). And now we're fighting for the Europa League. It's a huge bonus."
Defender Kurt Zouma will miss the match after undergoing knee surgery this week.
Bordeaux travel to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on the back of five successive victories, but striker Jussie is aware of the fight St Etienne will put up for Europe.
"During the second half of the season, we managed to string together a series of good results," said the Brazilian on www.girondins.com.
"It is because of this we are where we are in the standings. This allows us to go to St Etienne with confidence.
"However, it will be difficult. It's never easy to play St Etienne at home.
"They will be encouraged by their own fans and they also need the points for Europe.
"They will demand much of themselves. This will be a final for fifth place."
Jussie will have to watch the match from the sidelines after being ruled out through injury.