Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Guingamp - Nice

PICK: Nice AH +0,25 @1,76 SBO 4/10

Match between 5th and 2nd team of French Ligue 1 will be played today at 19:00 on Stade du Roudourou in Guingamp. 


Guingamp is still one of the biggest surprises of the season. They're doing well, keeping themselves in top10 but fact is that they're 10 points behind 2nd placed team, but 10 points in front of 18th placed team, which brings qualifications to stay in 1st league. Salibur and Kerbrat didn't play on last match and are expected to be in 1st eleven today, while situation with Ikoko, Didot and Benezet is unsure. First two will probably be in the squad. Anyway, those are not some key players, and Guingamp "power" is team play with lots of fighting. They're without defeat for 7 matches in row, but last three of them ended with draw. Rotations are not something what Kombouare would be use to, but that's mainly because of short bench.

On the other side Favre is rotating well and even if team was playing also Europe matches during the week, they are in good shape. Injury list is the same as for match before, with only two important players Balotelli and Baysee missing. Monaco is current leader because of better goal difference, but they have match more and they failed to win yesterday in Dijon, so that's great chance for Nice to come back to 1st spot again. Also PSG is knocking for the spot with only 1 point less then Nice and if Nice won't win, PSG will be 1st placed team after 15th round, because I don't believe that Angers can make a surprise in Paris. Young Koziello and probably veteran Bodmer will come to first eleven, what is nothing new for this team, while both of them played many important matches (8+goal; 11).

Lot's of word about Nice and Favre this season. They're doing great! He is using big part of squad, rotating, playing good football, and they are also more used to play midweek matches than home team. They created many many chances against Bastia, but specially because of Plea who missed 1on1 chance and also empty goal later, match finished with 1-1. Anyway Nice has really good full backs, so wings are covered pretty solid which could be a problem for Guingamp who's games strongly depends on long balls and success of wing-play situations.

FT: 0-1

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