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Ligue 1 – Nice at home to Brest

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Allianz Rivera sees Saturday action as Nice take on Brest – 9:00pm GMT.

Brest currently sit in nineteenth place as they travel to fourth placed Nice.

Nice’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 13 points this season

It was three points secured for Nice in their last fixture, beating Saint-Étienne 0-3 at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard.

Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six matches is astonishing this season. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 13 points having won four meetings, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.

Playing at home, Nice have won one game and drawn two games.

A victory for Nice would put them on 16 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring record of 15 goals (13 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Amine Gouiri (5), Kasper Dolberg (4), and Andy Delort (2). So far this season, Nice’s defence has been outstanding, enabling them to only conceded three goals.

Christophe Galtier will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Nice players.

Struggling Brest go to Allianz Rivera on Saturday and hope for a positive result

Michel Der Zakarian will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Nantes and then FC Metz, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Getting out of a relegation battle requires a string of positive results, but Michel Der Zakarian’s men know that two losses in two fixtures is a run of form that will be hard to turn around. With four points, they are established in nineteenth in the League drawn four matches and lost four meetings.

Playing away from home, Brest have drawn two fixtures and lost two games.

Brest will have 7 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Michel Der Zakarian could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.

Nice v Brest – Head-to-Heads.

The teams have previously faced each other 12 times with the tally being four victories and five draws for Nice. In addition, the two sides have played out draws in three of their last four matches encounters. The last time both teams met in this competition The Pirates secured a 3-2 home win. With both sides conceding goals in their most recent game together, the probability of both sides scoring on Saturday is 58.14%.

For this game, Nice’s win probability is currently 63.69 percent.

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