Brest face off with away side Strasbourg at Stade Francis-Le Blé in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Brest v Strasbourg, scroll down – plus the latest betting odds.
Brest will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-1 Ligue 1 defeat last time out to Nantes.
In that match, Brest had 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Brest was Romain Faivre (68'). FC Nantes got 12 shots at goal with 8 on target. Randal Kolo (16'), Ludovic Blas (30') and Kader Bamba (79') scored for Nantes.
Brest haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have hit an aggregate of 11 during that period and have conceded a total of 11. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Heading into this contest, Brest are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Lyon in Ligue 1 competition, Strasbourg will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Strasbourg managed 53% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Strasbourg, the goalscorers were Habib Diallo (43') and Jean-Eudès Aholou (55'). Olympique Lyonnais got 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. Tino Kadewere (12') and Karl Toko Ekambi (25', 42') scored for Lyon.
Looking at their form, and Strasbourg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals in total. Defensively, Le Racing have some weaknesses to address.
Pre-game facts show that Strasbourg:
have not registered a win against Brest in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 06/02/2009, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Brest winning 2 of those games, Strasbourg 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
20 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 11 for Les Ty’ Zefs and 9 belonging to Le Racing. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
Team News: Brest
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Brest boss Olivier Dall’Oglio to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Denys Bain (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Strasbourg
Strasbourg manager Thierry Laurey has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Matz Sels (Achilles tendon rupture) and Lebo Mothiba (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
We feel that Strasbourg might need a bit of good fortune to score goals against this Brest outfit who will likely manage to score & go ahead.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 victory for Brest when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to this.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the 90 minute result market, putting your money on Brest is best priced at 2.3, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.75 & taking a punt on the winner to be Strasbourg gets you 3.192. These are the most competitive bets available at present.