Somehow Troyes managed to score very early last round away at Rennes and for the rest of the game they struggled to preserve that result. The game had only one direction and actually Troyes should be praised for conceding only once (finished 1-1).
Colombian Perea started upfront this time leaving forward Jean only on the bench. But at Troyes the problem is not with the striker but with keeping possession in midfield, pushing the game forward and creating chances.
Troyes don’t exactly have the means to impose the rythm and control games, that is why they often end up being dominated by opponents, regardless if playing away or at home.
What a game between Guingamp and Monaco last week (finished 3-3)! That is what football should be all about, fast paced actions, scoring opportunities and goals.
It was a bit surprising to see Guingamp conceding 3 goals but it is somewhat understandable since they were up against world class talents.
Attacking players once again had impressive performances, and even if this time forward Briand didn’t score or delivered any assists, he was extremely active and gave huge headaches to opponents. All offensive players are in excellent condition after winger Benezet scored twice (3 goals so far this season) and forward Privat also found the net (3 goals as well so far).
Troyes are yet to get their first Ligue1 win this season and usually on home ground they push harder in the attempt to break the deadlock. But to be honest it doesn’t really matter if they are more offensive or not, as Guingamp’s in-form attackers are no match for Troyes’ mediocre defense. Guingamp DNB at 1.98
UPDATE: Guingamp will have to do without winger Benezet. Same bet
Troyes: Dreyer, Petric – Karaboué, Ngcongca, Othon, Saunier, Veskovac – Ayasse, Azamoum, Darbion, Camus, Court, Nivet, Pi, Bienvenu, Cabot – Jean, B.Perea, B.Gueye
Guingamp: Lössl, Samassa – Sorbon, Angoua, Jacobsen, Hery, Dos Santos – Diallo , Mathis, Sankharé, de Pauw, Coco, Cardy, Giresse, Blas – Privat, Salibur, Briand, Bègue