Until last round Guingamp used to start with Mandanne and Schwartz upfront but coach Gourvennec lost his patience after seeing how lazy those two can be.
So last week former top-scorer Yatabare partnered newly arrived Marveaux in the offensive department. Guingamp looked a bit better, more incisive, more dangerous, but unfortunately for them nothing changed in the defensive phase.
There were many individual errors at the back, ranging from slow tackles to wrong clearances, errors that can be easily exploited even by the most talentless opponents. There is no wonder Lorient destroyed Guingamp last week (won 4-0).
Regardless the small improvement in the attacking phase Guingamp still play one of the worst football in Ligue1.
It was no surprise to see Bordeaux making a wrong step last round against Bastia (finished 1-1). Top-scorer Diabate was out suspended and they don’t have a proper replacement so the entire system had to be changed.
Forward Sala played as striker, winger Rolan was moved in the center and Faubert took his place on the wing. Too many changes that diminished the offensive potential.
Now Bordeaux will welcome back striker Diabate and they will be able to resume with the formula that got them on the 1st place after 4 rounds.
Besides Diabate, Bordeaux will also welcome back fullback Contento and midfielders Traore and Plasil.
Even if still early in the season there are simply no comparison terms between Guingamp and Bordeaux as guests are superior from all points of views. Hosts failed so far to get any points on home ground so they could be more aggressive than usual, attitude that will make them sure victims. Bordeaux DNB at 1.98
UPDATE: Guingamp’s striker Yatabare was left outside the squad. For Bordeaux newly arrived defender Ilori makes his first appearance in the squad.
Guingamp: Samassa, Lössl – Baca, Kerbrat, Angoua, Lemaître, Lévêque, Sorbon, Sankoh – Mathis, Beauvue, Giresse, L.Dos Santos, S.Marveaux, Mo.Diallo, Pied – Schwartz, Alioui, Douniama, Mandanne
Bordeaux: C.Carrasso, Jug – Contento, Faubert, Ilori, Mariano, Pallois, Poundjé, L.Sané – Kaabouni, Khazri, Plasil, Sertic, Ab.Traoré – C.Diabaté, Maurice-Belay, Rolan, Sala, T.Touré