Competition: Ligue 1 Date: Saturday 15th October 2016 Venue: Stade du Roudourou Kick-Off: 19:00 BST
Guingamp have a trio of injured players unavailable for their hosting of Lille, with Reynald Lemaitre, Jonathan Pereira and Nicolas Benezet all sidelined.
The hosts are also without suspended duo Ludovic Blas and Moustapha Diallo.
Lille, meanwhile, have four injury absentees this weekend; Ryan Mendes, Marko Basa, Rony Lopes and Junior Tallo. On top of this, Nicolas de Preville is a doubt.
Eric Bauthéac is unavailable through suspension but Mounir Obbadi could feature after playing in a friendly last week.
Having started the season on a four-match unbeaten streak, Guingamp entered the international break with three defeats in their last four matches. The loss of form has seen them drop to mid-table but they’re strong on home soil, which will give them confidence upon Ligue 1’s return this weekend.
Lille managed to stop the rot in the fixture before the international break with a crucial victory over rock-bottom AS Nancy but the result was unconvincing and the fans are still concerned, with the side having lost four on the trot before that match and only boasting one victory so far this season.
Hosts Guingamp should be able to secure a victory, following a difficult run of fixtures on the road, and with key-games involving sides ahead of them this evening, they have the chance of reducing the gap between them and their rivals.
Johnsson, Ikoko, Kerbrat, Sorbon, Marcal, Salibur, Sankoh, Deaux, Giresse, Briand, Privat
Enyeama, Corchia, Civelli, Soumaoro, Palmieri, Mavuba, Amadou, Sankhare, Amalfitano, Eder, Sliti
Guingamp have only won one of their last five games in Ligue 1.
Lille’s victory against AS Nancy last time out was their first win this season.
Lille have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven meetings with Guingamp.