Bordeaux is preparing for an invasion of German fans, with Eintracht Frankfurt followers moving to the Atlantic coast en masse ahead of Thursday night's Europa League tie.
Frankfurt's 12,000-ticket allocation was snapped up within days as the club's fans show a hunger for Europa League football this season, with Armin Veh's men needing just a point to qualify for the knockout stage.
``It's incredible. They're going to be sat in a bus around the clock just to see Eintracht,'' defender Pirmin Schwegler said.
The Switzerland international hopes they go home happy, too, with the result that will ensure similar trips in 2014.
``We are in a great position,'' he said in the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper. ``We now want to build on it and ensure we're still involved next year.
Veh may be boosted by such a large travelling support, but his side is weakened by the absences of Alexander Meier, Bamba Anderson, Marco Russ and Stefan Aigner, all of whom have been left behind.
``It seems like we're cursed,'' Schwegler said. ``But we've got to pull together as a team and do the best we can.''
While Frankfurt only need a point to go through, Bordeaux require a second group victory to keep their hopes of qualifying alive, although even that may not be enough.
Should Maccabi Tel-Aviv win their clash with APOEL FC, the French side will be eliminated from the competition anyway, unless they win by more than three goals.
``We're obliged to beat Frankfurt,'' Ludovic Obraniak said on his club's website. ``We've put ourselves in a complicated situation and, above all, we need to focus on ourselves, starting by winning our match.
``Beating Frankfurt is going to be hard enough, even at home, and we're not going to think about the night's other match until our job has been done.
``Just a win would be a good result and we're not concerned much about the scoreline right now.
``The aim is to be able to play for qualification against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on the final matchday.''