Guingamp made an excellent game last week away at Rennes and the final result is fully justified (Guingamp won 3-0).
Upfront they were extremely efficient and successfully converted their most important chances, and in defense keeper Lossl once again made miracles and managed to keep a clean sheet.
Winger Giresse delivered three assists and many key passes, and probably made his best game this season.
Hosts are in good form and confidence at the moment, and have a real chance to build on last week’s success.
Caen were destroyed last week away at PSG, and they could barely create a real scoring opportunity (lost 6-0). For a couple of rounds already important forward Rodelin is constantly losing form, and last week most his attempts ended up in the stands.
The other forward Delort was injured last week, but he was also in poor form in the previous rounds.
Without confident forwards, Caen are forced to rely on wingers and central midfielder Feret, and it’s no wonder they failed to scored in the last three away games.
Last week coach Garande changed system in the attempt to strengthen the defensive phase (used a 5-4-1 formation), but the experiment failed miserably. Most probably Caen will switch back to the 4-4-2 system this round.
There are no news regarding the condition of important defenders Imorou and Da Silva, so they may miss once again.
Guingamp have improved in defense recently, and will be difficult for Caen to approach the penalty box with out-of-form forwards. This is a great opportunity for hosts to pick up three points and make another impressive performance. GUINGAMP -0.5 at 1.95
UPDATE: Guingamp welcome back fullback Salibur and forward Privat after injury. Caen can once again count on forward Delort and defender Ben Youssef.
Guingamp: Samassa, Lössl, Jacobsen, Martins-Pereira, Sorbon, Angoua, Kerbrat, Dos Santos, Cardy, M. Diallo, Blas, Sankharé, De Pauw, Coco, Giresse, Salibur, Erding, Dembélé, Briand, Privat
Caen: Vercoutre, Reulet – Alhadhur, Ben Youssef, Yahia, Adéoti, Appiah, Bessat – Seube, Delaplace, Leborgne, Diomandé, Féret – Bazile, Ntibazonkiza, Bazile, Delort, Louis.