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Brest will arrive at Stade de la Beaujoire on Wednesday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Nantes.
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Nantes, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-4 Ligue 1 triumph vs Angers SCO.
In that match, Nantes managed 34% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Nantes, the goals were scored by Andrei Girotto (3'), Ludovic Blas (6', 79') and Randal Kolo Muani (23'). On the other side, Angers SCO had 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Ismaël Traoré (10') scored for Angers SCO.
It’s not been often in recent games that Nantes have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Nantes have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals in the process. We will find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Their previous form shows that Nantes:
- are unbeaten in the league by Brest in their last 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Brest drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 match with Clermont Foot.
In that game, Brest had 42% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Brest was Brendan Chardonnet (52'). Clermont Foot had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Elbasan Rashani (65') was the scorer for Clermont Foot.
Brest have been good when going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 7 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Brest can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Ahead of this clash, Brest haven’t won away from home in the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 11/02/2008 shows us that Nantes have won 4 of these games and Brest 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 35 on 02/05/2021 when it ended Brest 1-4 Nantes.
That time, Brest managed 59% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Romain Faivre (83').
Nantes had 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Moses Simon (15'), Ludovic Blas (27'), Imrân Louza (56') and Kalifa Coulibaly (62') scored.
The referee was Mikael Lesage.
Team News: Nantes
The Nantes boss Antoine Kombouaré has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Brest
Brest boss Michel Der Zakarian has to currently contend with reduced team options. Sébastien Cibois (Achilles tendon rupture), Jere Uronen (Ankle Injury) and Paul Lasne (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play.
We think that Brest may well find it hard to break down this Nantes lineup who we reckon should emerge victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a good tussle with a 1-0 victory for Nantes when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire (35,322)
Captain: Alban Lafont
Chairman: Waldemar Kita
Manager: Antoine Kombouaré
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 10
⭐ Key Player: Ludovic Blas
Regularly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Ludovic Blas was born in Colombes, France. Having played his first senior match for EA Guingamp in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 6 appearances.