Evian defender Daniel Wass is backing his in-form side to secure their third successive win against Reims as they bid to avoid relegation from Ligue 1.
Evian thumped Sochaux 5-1 before a 2-1 win over Lille ahead of the international break moved them two points clear of the drop zone.
Next on the agenda are Reims, who, like Evian, have 30 points on the board and won their last match against Rennes.
``This is an even more important match than Sochaux,'' Wass told etgfc.com.
``Collect three points and it would be a perfect operation. It would mean we have taken nine points from three matches which would be really good.
``If we want to stay in Ligue 1, we must win this game.''
Wass was called up by Holland for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Romania and the 23-year-old hopes to bring his experience with the national side back to Evian.
``The national selection, for me, it is always a reward and it is a pleasure to be there,'' Wass said.
``It's good for the confidence and experience, which can also be used in the club.''
Djakaridja Kone has been ruled out for six weeks with an ankle injury, adding to an injury list that also includes Sidney Govou, Diogo Gomes, Herve Bugnet and Aldo Angoula.
Cedric Barbosa and Fabrice Ehret are suspended, as is Pape Souare of Reims - who will also be without Florent Ghisolfi, Johny Placide and Odair Fortes as they recover from recent injuries.
Striker Nicolas de Preville knows the result against Evian could be potentially decisive at the end of the season.
``This is an important game for both teams, but the meetings that will come after it are even more important,'' De Preville said.
``Evian are a direct competitor and it is necessary to take three points. This would allow us to have three points in the standings ahead of this team. This is no small matter.
``It would do us good. We will then address the following matches much more calmly.''