It was surely frustrating for Bordeaux to lose because of a goal conceded in the final minutes, especially after having controlled the entire game (lost 1-0 at Bastia last round).
They missed playmaker Khazri who was replaced in the lineup by Jussie. The latter had a disappointing performance and was substituted early in second half.
Without Khazri in the lineup Bordeaux concentrated mostly on building actions down the left flank, where Maurice-Belay was extremely active, served many balls for teammates, and also tried his luck from long range a couple of times.
With Pallois suspended and Pablo and Sane injured, Chamtome started in central defense (he is usually a central midfielder). Chantome is a highly experienced player and didn’t had any problems in adapting to his new position. Most probably he will once again play as a central defender but that is no reason to worry.
Good news for Bordeaux as they welcome back midfielders Khazri and Poko after suspension.
Last round Guingamp played in 10 for about an entire half, but they were also under pressure way before the red card (lost 2-1 to Reims).
It was really a poor performance from Guingamp who also lost two key players, forward Briand due to injury and fullback Salibur who will be suspended.
Guingamp couldn’t afford to rotate that much since the season started, and now they look a bit tired and with just one thing on their mind: the winter break.
It will be a nightmarish period for Guingamp until the winter break. Substitutes are nowhere near the level of regulars and any changes will severely reduce the overall strength. Bordeaux are sitting on two consecutive Ligue1 defeats, but recent performances and team news heavily favor them. Bordeaux -0.5 at 2.02
UPDATE: Bordeaux will have to do without midfielder Chantome and forward Crivelli, but welcome back midfielders Khazri, Poko and Traore and forward Diabate
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Prior – Contento, Guilbert, Pablo, Poundjé, Yambéré – Poko, Khazri, Ounas, Plasil, Saivet, Ab.Traoré – Maurice-Belay, Rolan, Kiese Thelin, C.Diabaté, Laborde
Guingamp: Lössl, Guivarc’h – Sorbon, Angoua, Kerbrat, Lévêque, Hery, Jacobsen, Lemaître – Cardy, Dos Santos, Blas, Benezet, Sankharé, De Pauw, Giresse, Coco, Livolant – Privat, M.Dembélé