Bordeaux dominated last round away at Bastia but that is no reason to congratulate them since opponents got a red card with half an hour to go (finished 0-0)
Bordeaux were too soft upfront and could barely create some decent opportunities. No special strategy was necessary in order to prevent Bordeaux for getting close to the penalty box.
Newly arrived Thelin started upfront but with the exception of a few back passes he was invisible. But Thelin wasn’t the only one having a disappointing performance as winger’s Toure attempts ended up in the stands, just like fullbacks’ long balls.
This is a really bad moment for Bordeaux and most likely we won’t see any improvement until players who are away at the African Cup of Nations will return to the squad and top-scorer Diabate from injury.
Hosts will miss suspended midfielder Sertic.
Even if they conceded twice Guingamp had an easy game last round against Lorient (won 3-2).
Winger Beauvue scored in the last 3 games and there’s no stopping him. Forward Mandanne is also in great form and had an excellent performance last round.
Things look pretty good for Guingamp, especially in the offensive phase where they always suffered.
Organization is also at high levels and opponents have major difficulties in trying to create some open spaces.
The overall strength may be a bit diminished this round seeing that Guingamp will miss central midfielder Sankhare who is suspended.
There is no doubt the momentum belongs to Guingamp who should be able to take advantage of Bordeaux’s decline. Guingamp +0.5 at 1.95
UPDATE: Bordeaux’s newest recruit midfielder Chantome (from PSG) is in the squad. Good news for Guingamo also as they welcome back midfielders Mathis and Marveaux after injury.
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Prior – Contento, Ilori, Mariano, Pallois, Poundjé, Yambéré, Guilbert – Kaabouni, Plasil, Poko, Chantôme, Maurice-Belay – Rolan, Saivet, Kiese Thelin, T.Touré, Crivelli
Guingamp: Lössl, Guichard – Sorbon, Kerbrat, Jacobsen, Angoua, Lévêque, Lemaître – T.Giresse, L.Dos Santos, Mathis, Pied, S.Marveaux, Mou.Diallo – Beauvue, Salibur, Alioui, Coco, Mandanne