Strasbourg predicted XI v Nantes: Kevin Gamerio on the wing, Andrey Santos and Habib Diarra in midfield

Patrick Viera will look for creative solutions to RC Strasbourg Alsace’s recent run of six games without a win in what will be a big game in the fight at the bottom of the table. Viera will likely swap from a 4-3-3 to a 3-4-3 formation. 

The well-documented issues that Strasbourg have had in overly relying on Ângelo Gabriel as their only left-winger means that Kevin Gameiro (36)  will be called upon to play in this position. The use of wingbacks over fullbacks may help make up for the veteran striker’s lack of pace. 

Viera will rely upon an extremely young midfield for this game as Habib Diarra (20) and Chelsea loanee Andrey Santos (19) will be called upon to find creative answers and protect the defence in a crucial fixture for Le Racing.

Strasbourg likely lineup v Nantes

Alaa Bellaarouch; Saïdou Sow, Lucas Perrin, Frédéric Guilbert; Thomas Delaine, Habib Diarra, Andrey Santos, Marvin Senaya; Kevin Gameiro, Emanuel Emegha, Dilane Bakwa. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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