Guingamp fully deserved to take all points last week away at Toulouse (won 2-1). They were very confident since the first whistle and maintained the same rythm throughout 90 minutes.
Midfielder Sankhare scored a goal and delivered an assist and was Guingamp’s best player. Forward Briand also managed to score his first goal in 2016 after a couple of shy performances.
In the last two rounds Guingamp looked pretty solid and confident both when defending and when going upfront. On paper, the next opponent should be the most accessible one from the entire tournament, so positive results should continue for Guingamp.
Troyes couldn’t build on their first Ligue1 victory two weeks ago, and now they are back where they started after losing 1-0 against Nantes last round.
In the first 30 minutes Troyes appeared very determined, but couldn’t keep up the same rythm and pretty soon started fading. Opponents easily took charge of the game and the final result was unavoidable.
The season will only get more difficult for Troyes after they lost keeper Bernardoni who left for Bordeaux. There were many games in which Bernardoni had some amazing interventions and saved Troyes from being humiliated. He will definitely be missed, especially since he started in all games so far.
Guingamp are in a good moment and they definitely have more resources than Troyes. Troyes’ new keeper will have major headaches in-front of experienced striker Briand and his in-form teammates. Guingamp -1 at 2.05
UPDATE: Guingamp will miss midfielder Coco who is suspended. Troyes will miss defenders Saunier and Rincon
Guingamp: Lössl, Guivarc’h – Sorbon, Angoua, Martins-Pereira, Kerbrat, Dos Santos, Jacobsen, Lévêque – Y.Sankharé, Cardy, Giresse, Blas, Mathis – Privat, Erding, Salibur, Briand
Troyes: Grandel, Dreyer – M.Dabo, Mavinga, Ngcongca, C.Traoré, Veskovac – Azamoum, Camus, Confais, Court, L.Karaboué, Nivet, Pi, Thiago, Darbion – Jean, B.Gueye