Le Havre are out of form and seeking to bounce back as they entertain Guingamp. Nine games without a win. Knocked out of Cup last weekend. Lekhal, Bonnet and Abdelli on sidelines. Kadewere returns.
Le Havre ended the last round of league games in ninth place in the Ligue 2 table on 19 points. They were top at the end of August but have not won in eight league outings since, taking just five points from a possible 24.
Paul Le Guen's side saw their winless run stretch to nine matches in all competitions as they were dumped out of the Coupe de France last weekend at the first hurdle, losing 3-1 at home to third-tier Dunkerque.
Le Havre welcome back Zimbabwean striker Tino Kadewere here. He has scored 12 league goals this season but injury kept him out of the Cup tie.
Algerian midfielder Victor Lekhal has been out since March with a serious knee injury. He is now set to step up his recovery by turning out for the reserves.
Himad Abdelli has been on the sidelines while the experienced Alexandre Bonnet is back in training after a dislocated shoulder but this game comes too soon for him.
Le Havre lost 1-0 the last time they hosted Guingamp, back in January 2013.
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