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Brest line up against away team AC Ajaccio at Stade Francis-Le Blé in this Ligue 1 clash on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Brest v AC Ajaccio game - as well as the best betting odds.
Brest will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, Brest managed 39% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Paris Saint-Germain got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Neymar (30') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Fixtures featuring Brest have proved to be absorbing affairs of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 6 of them accredited to Brest. Let’s see if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Brest:
- have not been beaten in the league by AC Ajaccio in their previous 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Nice in Ligue 1 competition, AC Ajaccio and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, AC Ajaccio had 44% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Nice had 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Andy Delort (65') was the scorer for Nice.
The stats tell the story, and AC Ajaccio have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, AC Ajaccio have not been doing too well.
Going into this encounter, AC Ajaccio are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 30/09/2016 shows us that Brest have won 2 of them and AC Ajaccio 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 17 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 of them from Les Ty' Zefs and 8 belonging to L 'Ours. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league encounter between the two was Ligue 2 match day 34 on 23/04/2019 when the final score was AC Ajaccio 0-2 Brest.
The match was refereed by Johan Hamel.
Team News: Brest
Romain Del Castillo (Hamstring Injury) and Steve Mounié (Heel Bone Injury) will not be taking part for Brest gaffer Michel Der Zakarian.
In our view, Les Ty' Zefs will probably use the 5-3-2 system and select Marco Bizot, Achraf Dari, Brendan Chardonnet, Lilian Brassier, Noah Fadiga, Haris Belkebla, Pierre Lees-Melou, Mahdi Camara, Mathias Pereira-Lage, Franck Honorat and Islam Slimani.
Team News: AC Ajaccio
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the AC Ajaccio boss Olivier Pantaloni doesn’t have any fitness worries to report before this game.
From our viewpoint, L 'Ours seem most likely to utilise a 4-4-2 system, starting the game with Benjamin Leroy, Mickael Alphonse, Cedric Avinel, Yanis Cimignani, Ismael Diallo, Cyrille Bayala, Vincent Marchetti, Mathieu Coutadeur, Oumar Gonzalez, Yoann Touzghar and Romain Hamouma.
When taking everything into account, AC Ajaccio will do well to score goals against this Brest outfit who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Brest at the conclusion of the game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Captain: Brendan Chardonnet
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 18
🔑 Key Player: Pierre Lees-Melou
Mostly used in the Centre Midfield position, Pierre Lees-Melou was born in Langon, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Dijon in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 6 appearances.