Brest v Nice: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 20

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Stade Francis-Le Blé, as Brest take on Nice.

With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, second placed Nice remain in contention as they travel to thirteenth placed Brest.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Brest have managed to gain 25 points

Brest drew 1-1 when they visited Troyes, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Montpellier, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, Brest keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight fixtures is astonishing this season. With 25 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 6 wins, 6 losses and 7 draws having won six matches, drawn seven meetings, and lost six games.

Playing at home, Brest have won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost three fixtures.

Brest will have secured 28 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Injury and illness have depleted Michel Der Zakarian’s Brest and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Sunday’s match.

Nice arrive at this fixture, having secured 34 points so far this season

With two wins in a row under his belt, Christophe Galtier takes his Nice team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 18 fixtures is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 34 points (10W, 5L and 4D), they are established in second position in the League having won 10 fixtures, drawn four games, and lost five meetings.

Nice have won six meetings, drawn one game, and lost two matches of their nine League matches on the road this season.

Victory for Nice would take their points tally to 37 so far this season.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, Nice’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 17 goals. Nice have a good scoring record this season, with 29 netted so far (25 from open play and four penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Amine Gouiri (8), Andy Delort (5), and Kasper Dolberg (5).

Nice are likely to be missing one of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Brest v Nice – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels both clubs have previously played each other 13 times with the result being five victories and five draws for Brest. In addition, the two sides have played out draws in three of their last four fixtures encounters. The last time they played each other in this competition Brest delivered a 2-1 home win. The likelihood of both sides finding the net again in the Stade Francis-Le Blé is rated at 59.52%.

There is a 41.32 percent probability of a Nice win.

Other standout players for Brest are Franck Honorat and Jeremy Le Douaron with six goals and five goals respectively and for Nice are Andy Delort and Kasper Dolberg with five goals and five goals respectively.

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