Valenciennes coach Daniel Sanchez is hoping his side can build on their perfect start to the new Ligue 1 campaign when they travel to Bastia.
Les Atheniens head to Stade Armand Cesari on the back of an impressive 3-0 opening week win over Toulouse.
However, Sanchez knows his team cannot afford to think they will have things all their own way again this weekend.
``It wasn't perfect, but we knew that would be the case. There is more work to do, but we showed that there is a solid basis to build on,'' he said.
``But it is important to start well because we know it can set the tone for various aspects of a club's season.''
Defender Lindsay Rose (thigh) could return, but midfielder Abdou Camara and striker Francis Massampu continue their rehabilitation from respective knee problems.
Bastia, meanwhile, will be out to avoid a second successive defeat after they went down 2-0 at Nantes, who were promoted back to the top flight last season.
Coach Frederic Hantz said: ``We made too many errors. We know that we'll have to play much more precisely in future especially in the last 30 meters That's the lesson we need to learn.
``Things, though, are still under construction. Even tomorrow, we will not be ready yet.
``But there was a collective awareness in training this week. The relationship between all of us have hardened in the right direction.''