Strasbourg had a pretty decent first part of the season. They have been very courageous, considering they are newly promoted in this competition. They scored as many goals as Nice (24 goals in 19 games), but in the same time they have the 4th worst defense in the competition, having conceded 1.63 goals per game so far.
They started 2018 in the same adventurous manner, and defeated Dijon 3-2 in Coupe de France. So far Strasbourg haven’t made any transfers, but there is still time until the window closes on the 2nd of February.
Guingamp found some consistency only in the last rounds of 2017 and finished the year on 4 consecutive wins. They also started the new year with a victory, after defeating Ligue2 side Niort in Coupe de France (finished 1-0).
Guingamp is a typical home team, and in the first part of the season most of the points were won on home ground.
This winter they have transferred-in winger N’Gbakoto from QPR. He is a skilled player, familiar with the competition, as he used to play for Metz in the past.
Hosts will have to do without midfielders Lienard, Aholou and forward Terrier, while guests will be without fullback Pereira.
Most likely Strasbourg will try to take control of this game, but their defense is too leaky and opponents can be very dangerous.
Strasbourg: Alexandre Oukidja, Landry Bonnefoi, Dimitri Foulquier, Ernest Seka, Kader Mangane, Bakary Koné, Yoann Salmier, Pablo Martinez, Kenny Lala, Jérémy Grimm, Anthony Gonçalves, Vincent Nogueira, Jonas Martin, Ihsan Sacko, Jérémy Blayac, Stéphane Bahoken, Idriss Saadi, Nuno Da Costa.
Guingamp: Johnsson, Caillard – Kerbrat, Eboa Eboa, Rebocho, Sorbon, Tabanou – Mou. Diallo, Phiri, Deaux, Giresse, Benezet, Blas – Briand, Thuram, Coco, Salibur, Achahbar.