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Brest will be taking on visiting club St Etienne at Stade Francis-Le Blé in this Ligue 1 clash on Saturday.
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Brest fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 3-2 Ligue 1 success vs Lille.
In that game, Brest managed 36% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Brest, goals were scored by Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (15'), Romain Perraud (19') and Irvin Cardona (41'). For their opponents, LOSC Lille Métropole got 22 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Burak Yılmaz (45', 57') was the scorer for Lille.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Brest haven’t conceded. The reality is that Les Ty' Zefs have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 13 goals in the process.
Coming into this fixture, Brest have not lost a league tie with St Etienne in their previous 2 games.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Lyon in Ligue 1 action, St Etienne will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, St Etienne managed 40% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Olympique Lyonnais had 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Anthony Lopes (40' Own goal) and Tino Kadewere (65', 74') scored for Lyon.
Looking at their form, and St Etienne have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. At the back, Les Verts just haven’t been too solid at all. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, however.
Ahead of this meeting, St Etienne are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes going back to 03/12/2011 shows us that Brest have won 1 of these & St Etienne 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for Les Ty' Zefs and 12 belonging to Les Verts. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 25 on 16/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Brest 3-2 St Etienne.
On that occasion, Brest had 49% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorers were Paul Lasne (20'), Gaëtan Charbonnier (38') and Irvin Cardona (43').
St Etienne got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Denis Bouanga (54') and Loïs Diony (69') scored.
The referee was Eric Wattellier.
Team News: Brest
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Brest gaffer Olivier Dall’Oglio to contend with from a near full-strength squad. Denys Bain (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: St Etienne
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, St Etienne manager Claude Puel does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
We’re of the view that St Etienne will likely create enough chances to score against this Brest side, although it is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Brest by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
🔑 Star Player: Irvin Cardona
Mostly played in the Striker position, Irvin Cardona was born in Nîmes, France. After having played his first senior match for Monaco in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 9 appearances.