Meanwhile, Lyon kicked off their top-flight campaign in perfect fashion with a 4-1 drubbing of Dijon back in August.
Having had nine days to recover from their opening day goalless stalemate with Nantes, Bordeaux marched to their first three points of the season with a 2-0 victory over Angers in the last weekend of August.
While the early season rankings are hardly ever expected to foretell the final table, Bordeaux can be encouraged by their current second-placed standing as they bid to improve on last season's 12th-placed finish.
However, Bordeaux's last four games on home soil have all ended in draws, and Gasset's side are coming up against a Lyon outfit with a point to prove following their underwhelming 2019-20 domestic campaign.
Depending on results elsewhere, Bordeaux could occupy top spot by the close of play this weekend, with current table-toppers Nice set to take on Montpellier on Saturday.
As far as Lyon are concerned, Les Gones were quick to put their Champions League exit behind them as they eased to a 4-1 triumph over Dijon in their first game of the season.
Despite reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League last season, Les Gones will play no part in European football during the 2020-21 campaign, but that will give Garcia plenty of time to focus on Lyon's domestic exploits.
Should Les Gones carry on in the same vein as they did in their thrashing of Dijon, Garcia will no doubt be confident of securing a top-four finish if Lyon can keep hold of some of their most prized assets, namely Depay, Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele.
Lyon took the spoils in a 2-1 victory in this fixture last season, and Bordeaux have triumphed against Les Gones just once in their last seven meetings.
Bordeaux Ligue 1 form: DW
Lyon Ligue 1 form: W
Bordeaux's solitary injury concern is Pablo Castro, but Gasset has confirmed that the Brazilian defender has resumed training and is nearing a return to action.
Twenty-year-old midfielder Yacine Adli could also come back into the fold for the visit of Lyon.
Other than that, Les Gones are expected to stick with the same lineup that dispatched Dijon with ease in their first game back.
Bordeaux possible starting lineup:
Costil; Sabaly, Koscielny, Baysse, Benito; Basic, Otavio; Oudin, Preville, Hwang; Maja
Lyon possible starting lineup:
Lopes; Marcelo, Denayer, Andersen; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimaraes, Cornet; Depay; Dembele, Ekambi
We say: Bordeaux 1-2 Lyon
Friday's clash has all the makings of a fascinating battle between the staunch rearguard action of Bordeaux and the attacking prowess of Lyon. In spite of the widespread speculation regarding their futures, Depay and Dembele always guarantee goals for Garcia's side, so we are backing the visitors to overcome Bordeaux's resolute defence and record a second victory on the bounce.