The international break came at the right moment for Guingamp who began to show signs of tiredness and weren’t as inventive as about a month ago.
They had a difficult game last round away at Caen and couldn’t cope with the absence of key midfielder Sankhare and and ended up under mild domination for the entire game. Luckily for Guingamp Sankhare will return after suspension and that will surely increase the overall strength.
Briand and company should be fresh after the international break and eager to get back on the right track.
There are no reports of new injuries so Guingamp should use the best team possible.
Toulouse didn’t had a chance last week away at PSG. It was one way traffic since the first whistle, and however harsh it may sound, the final result was fully justified (PSG won 5-0).
If other Ligue1 teams change tactics too frequently Toulouse have the same suicidal approach no matter the opponent. They rush upfront like savages but don’t have in-form attacking players and most their efforts are in vain, meanwhile there is nobody left to help the soft defense.
They also have a very fragile morale and once they get outplayed players transform all of a sudden and want to take their toys and leave the playground. Defender Kana-Biyik is the leader when it comes to this laissez faire attitude, and at times it seems Toulouse would be better off playing in 10.
Guests will miss attacking midfielder Regattin who is suspended.
Even is somehow Toulouse will find the net, they always collapse under the tiniest sign of pressure and end up being outscored. This is the perfect opportunity for Guingamp to get back to winning days and regain confidence. GUINGAMP -0.5 at 2.09
UPDATE: Besides Regattin Toulouse will also miss midfielders Doumbia and Aguilar.
Guingamp: Guingamp: Lössl, Guivarc’h – Sorbon, Hery, Kerbrat, Dos Santos, Lévêque, Jacobsen – Cardy, Benezet, Sankharé, Diallo, Giresse, Coco – Privat, Salibur, Briand, Dembélé
Toulouse: A.Ahamada, Goicoechea – Kana-Biyik, Matheus , I.Diop, Spajic, Tisserand, Yago – Akpa-Akpro, A.Blin, Didot, Machach, Bodiger, Sómalia, O.Trejo – Ben Yedder, Braithwaite, Pesic