Bordeaux won the reverse fixture 2-0 back in August.
Having been in 12th place prior to the curtailment of all French football due to the outbreak of COVID-19 last season, Jean-Louis Gasset will be more than content with Bordeaux currently occupying a top-half position in the table.
After a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to struggling Reims to close out 2020, Bordeaux have remained unbeaten in their three matches since returning after the winter break, with Sunday's impressive 3-0 win at Nice their second successive victory.
Indeed, Gasset's side restricted the hosts to only one shot on target across the 90 minutes, with second-half strikes from Hwang Ui-jo, Paul Baysse and Toma Basic emphatically putting another three points on the board.
A third successive win on Sunday would see them climb above Angers in the table into the top eight, which would represent real progress after two consecutive seasons of finishing in the bottom half.
Angers, meanwhile, continue to establish themselves as a steady Ligue 1 outfit, with Stephane Moulin's side currently competing in France's top flight for the sixth successive season.
Understandably for a club of their size, though, Angers are struggling to take the next step, having lost to Monaco and PSG in their last two matches.
Moulin would have been proud of his players' efforts in the 1-0 defeat to the reigning champions on Saturday, though, with PSG relying on a late winner from an unlikely source in the shape of Layvin Kurzawa, with Mauricio Pochettino's side only recording three shots on target all match.
Should Angers bounce back at Bordeaux and gain revenge for their defeat to Gasset's side early in the campaign with a win, however, there is a chance Moulin's team can finish the weekend in the heady heights of sixth position.
Bordeaux Ligue 1 form: LWLDWW
Angers Ligue 1 form: LDWWLL
Otavio aside, Gasset is unlikely to make any changes to the side which performed so impressively in the win at Nice last weekend.
Enzo Ebosse is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Bordeaux possible starting lineup:
Costil; Sabaly, Baysse, Koscielny, Benito; Lees-Melou, Adli, Basic; Oudin, Hwang, Kalu
Angers possible starting lineup:
Bernardoni; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Doumbia; Capelle, Coulibaly, Amadou, Lage; Fulgini, Diony
We say: Bordeaux 1-0 Angers
We can envisage a closely-fought affair between two evenly matched sides.
The potential loss of former Premier League stars Ben Arfa and Boufal to either side could make the game a less entertaining spectacle, with Bordeaux's superior defence perhaps coming out on top.