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Nîmes will visit Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday for the Ligue 1 clash with hosts Brest.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Brest v Nîmes, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Brest will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Lorient.
In that game, Brest had 54% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, FC Lorient had 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Laurent Abergel (45') scored for FC Lorient.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Brest have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Les Ty' Zefs have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals in the process. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Brest:
- have left without a victory over Nîmes in their previous 5 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against St Etienne in Ligue 1 competition, Nîmes will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Nîmes had 53% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, AS Saint-Etienne had 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Wahbi Khazri (23') and Denis Bouanga (66') scored for St Etienne.
The numbers tell their own story, and Nîmes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in all. At the back, Les Crocodiles have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this contest, Nîmes remain undefeated by Brest when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 09/12/2016 shows us that Brest have won 1 of them and Nîmes 5, with the tally of draws being 0.
21 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 of them from Les Ty' Zefs and 17 created by Les Crocodiles. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 1 on 23/08/2020 which ended up with the score at Nîmes 4-0 Brest.
On that occasion, Nîmes had 44% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Kévin Denkey (8'), Birger Meling (31'), Romain Philippoteaux (69') and Moussa Koné (84').
At the other end, Brest got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Jérémie Pignard.
Team News: Brest
Paul Lasne (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christophe Hérelle (Knee Injury) will be missing for Brest manager Olivier Dall’Oglio. Haris Belkebla cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Nîmes
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Nîmes manager Pascal Plancque has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Our feeling is that Nîmes could find themselves up against it to be putting a goal past this Brest outfit who we think will likely score one, at least.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Brest at the end of this one.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Captain: Jean-Kévin Duverne
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Olivier Dall’Oglio
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 16
🔑 Star Player: Steve Mounié
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Steve Mounié was born in Parakou, Benin. After having played his first senior match for Montpellier in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 7 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.