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Ligue 1 – Match-day 5 Sees Brest take on Angers SCO

Brest vs. Angers SCO

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The Stade Francis-Le Blé sees Sunday action as Brest take on Angers – 3:00pm GMT.

Champion’s League hopefuls Angers, travel to Brest on Sunday, as second takes on eighteenth in the League.

Brest go into this meeting with two points secured

Whilst Brest need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for The Pirates after losing against RC Strasburg and Paris Saint-Germain would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.

With an unfortunate Brest that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Michel Der Zakarian’s men form is worryingly poor. The Pirates should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With two points, they are established in eighteenth in the League drawn two meetings and lost two matches.

Playing at home, Brest have drawn one game and lost one game.

Victory for Brest would take their points tally to 5 so far this season.

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

Angers SCO’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 10 points, going into this game

Rennes were beaten 2-0 at the Stade Raymond Kopa, the last time that Angers played.

Angers keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four meetings is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. They currently sit in second place, with a total of 10 points having won three matches and drawn one game.

Angers will travel to Brest with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and one draws.

A victory for Angers SCO would put them on 13 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Angers have a good scoring record this season, with eight netted so far. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Sofiane Boufal (2), Ismael Traore (1), and Azzedine Ounahi (1). Angers have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.

Angers are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Gerald Baticle is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players

Brest v Angers SCO – Head-to-Heads.

Brest and Angers have faced each other 17 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Brest’s favour (9 – 4). Also, Angers have tasted defeat against Brest in nine out of the last 14 games with them. The last time both teams met in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw. In the last fixture between both sides, none of them scored, but the good part is that there are real scoring chances today (58.82% ), as both teams are presumed to go all out in this Ligue 1 fixture.

Brest to win – odds are 39.22 percent in favour.

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