Defender Gregory Bourillon hopes Lorient can beat Lyon on Sunday to enter the Ligue 1 winter break on a high.
Lorient have won their last five matches and are unbeaten in six, since the 4-0 loss to Paris St Germain.
The streak has seen the Bretons climb from 17th in the standings to eighth entering this weekend's fixtures.
``If we finish well against Lyon, we will have the chance to go on holiday in peace,'' Bourillon told fclweb.fr.
``It is always better to stop on a good momentum. We will spend the holidays warm and start working again in 2014.''
Lyon, meanwhile, have been inconsistent, but are unbeaten in three since also losing 4-0 to PSG, on December 1, ahead of their trip to Stade Yves Allainmat-Le Moustoir.
``Lyon are a bit inconsistent this season,'' Bourillon added.
``It is a little fault of youth. They are very talented but it is difficult to be good all the time, especially when you are young.
``It will take a lot of ingredients to win this game. This will be far from easy.''
Lyon's France midfielder Yoann Gourcuff anticipates a challenging encounter at Lorient.
He said on olweb.fr: ``Lorient are on a good run. We will try to get three points, but it is expected a tough game against a team in form.''
Lyon beat Reims 3-2 in the French League Cup on Wednesday and Gourcuff believes the side are in a good place.
``When we play like we did recently, it is difficult for our opponents to play,'' Gourcuff added.
``We have a good squad. The young attackers will become decisive. There are grounds for satisfaction.''