Strasbourg predicted XI v Reims: Ângelo Gabriel to drop to bench, Dilane Bakwa to start

Ângelo Gabriel looks set to drop to the bench as RC Strasbourg Alsace go in search of their first win in Ligue 1 since late September. 

The Chelsea loanee has started seven of Strasbourg’s last eight league matches, however, his lack of defensive work is a worry for Patrick Vieira, who sees the need to shore up the right wing. The Brazilian winger left his right-back exposed for Olympique de Marseille’s equaliser in last week’s draw. 

Habib Diarra is set to come in on the right, whilst Dilane Bakwa, who returned from injury last weekend, will start on the left. Kevin Gameiro will once again start and work in tandem with Emanuel Emegha up front. The Dutch forward got his first goal since August against Marseille. 

Strasbourg likely lineup v Reims

Matz Sels; Frédéric Guilbert, Lucas Perrin, Gerzino Nyamsi, Marvin Senaya; Junior Mwanga, Ismaël Doukouré; Dilane Bakwa, Kevin Gameiro, Habib Diarra; Emanuel Emegha. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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