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The Ligue 1 meeting at Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday sees home side Brest do battle with FC Lorient.
View all of the Brest v FC Lorient predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Brest fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-2 Ligue 1 triumph over Dijon.
In that game, Brest had 51% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Brest, the goals were scored by Romain Perraud (42') and Irvin Cardona (95'). Dijon FCO had 7 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Brest have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Les Ty' Zefs have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals on the way.
Analysis of their past results shows that Brest:
- have not lost a league tie with FC Lorient in their previous 3 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
After a losing effort in their last game against RC Lens in Ligue 1 action, FC Lorient and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, FC Lorient had 46% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For FC Lorient, the goals were scored by Adrian Grbić (13') and Yoane Wissa (93'). At the other end, RC Lens got 12 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Gaël Kakuta (31'), Facundo Medina (34') and Ignatius Ganago (63') scored for RC Lens.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Lorient have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Les Merlus have been far from perfect. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Their past results show that FC Lorient:
- have not emerged victorious against Stade Brestois 29 in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 16/03/2013 tells us that Brest have won 2 of these & FC Lorient 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
Team News: Brest
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Brest boss Olivier Dall’Oglio to be concerned about from an otherwise complete squad. Denys Bain (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
We are thinking that Les Ty' Zefs will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, utilising Gautier Larsonneur, Romain Perraud, Christophe Herelle, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Cristian Battocchio, Ibrahima Diallo, Romain Faivre, Gaetan Charbonnier, Jeremy Le Douaron and Steve Mounie.
Team News: FC Lorient
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, FC Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier has no fitness worries to report before this game.
It’s our belief that Les Merlus could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Paul Nardi, Houboulang Mendes, Jeremy Morel, Julien Laporte, Vincent Le Goff, Quentin Boisgard, Fabien Lemoine, Sylvain Marveaux, Stephane Diarra, Adrian Grbic and Yoane Wissa.
When taking all factors into account, FC Lorient have enough to put a goal past this Brest side, although it probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We can see a narrow 2-1 winning score for Brest at full-time. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15