Guingamp did their best last week away at Nice, but unfortunately it wasn’t good enough (Nice won 2-0).
Winger Salibur was injured and the offensive potential diminished considerably. There were no through balls, no triangles, only long passes inside the penalty box.The good news is that Salibur is once again available.
Young defensive midfielder Phiri had an impressive performance and most probably he will be a regular from now on. It is a bit risky to give so much credit to a newly transferred defensive midfielder who is only 22, but he’s got huge potential and can become a big name on the international stage.
Strasbourg made a surprise last round and won a point away at Montpellier. Opponents controlled the game, and Strasbourg were a bit lucky not to concede a second goal (finished 1-1).
Strasbourg scored pretty early and focused mostly on preserving the lead afterwards. At Strabsourg chemistry is at low levels, as they rely mainly on the chances created by newly arrived midfielder Corgnet. Forward Saadi is all alone upfront trying to convert the opportunities created by Corgnet. The problem is that Saadi is also newly transferred.
Guingamp will miss midfielder Tabanou and forward Privat. Visitors welcome back forward Da Costa.
Hosts have the upper hand, but still, odds could have been a bit more balanced.
Guingamp : Johnsson, Caillard – Sorbon, Kerbrat, Ikoko, Eboa Eboa, Rebocho, Martins Pereira – Phiri, Deaux, Mo.Diallo, Salibur, Blas, E.Didot, Benezet, A.B.Camara – Coco, Thuram, Briand
Strasbourg : B.Karama, Oukidja – Seka, Mangane, Salmier, P.Martinez, Lala – Grimm, Aholou, Liénard, J.Martin, Gonçalves, Corgnet – Sacko, Terrier, Blayac, Saadi, Da Costa