Guingamp sit exactly in the middle of the table and don’t really have any hopes of going up or down for that matter. In-spite lacking motivation they are producing decent performances and haven’t reduced the rythm at all.
Play-maker Marveaux has been injured for a couple of months but recently recovered and now he is a regular once again. Marveaux is a talented player, no doubt about that, but unfortunately his skills don’t exactly fit in Guingamp’s game plan. While he was injured Guingammp were creating numerous chances and forwards Mandanne and Beauvue were scoring goals on a conveyor belt.
Things changed now with Marveaux in the lineup, as Beauvue is once again isolated on the right flank and Mandanne receives less balls than before.
Lyon were a real let down last round against Nice (lost 2-1) and from this point of view the international break came exactly at the right moment. Players had an entire week to get their heads straight and refill the energy level.
Guests will welcome back top-scorer Lacazette and defenders Bedimo and Umtiti after they were suspended last round. Midfielders Fofana and Grenier may also return after a long period of injury. On the other hand it seems that Gourcuff once again got injured (what a shock…) and most likely will sit out, just like fullback Jallet (also injured) and midfielder Gonalons (suspended)
Guingamp can be quite a difficult opponent no matter if underdogs or favorites. Most probably Lyon will be the ones trying to impose the rythm but Guingamp are capable of fast paced counters that can prove to be decisive.
UPDATE: Guests welcome back Benzia, Lacazette, Bedimo and Umtiti
Guingamp: Lössl, Samassa – Sorbon, Kerbrat, Jacobsen, Lemaître, Sankoh, Lévêque – Giresse, Sankharé, S.Marveaux, M.Diallo, Mathis, S.Yatabaré, Cardy, Pied – Beauvue, Mandanne, Schwartz, Douniama
Lyon: A.Lopes, Gorgelin – Bedimo, Zeffane, Umititi, Rose, M.Dabo, B.Koné – Tolisso, Ferri, Malbranque, Ghezzal, Mvuemba – Fekir, Benzia, Lacazette, Njie, M.Yattara