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The Ligue 1 game at Stade Francis-Le Blé on Sunday will see home side Brest take to the field against opponents Nice.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Brest v Nice can be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Brest, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-0 Coupe De France victory vs Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, Brest had 59% possession and 26 shots on goal with 13 of them on target. For Brest, the scorers were Steve Mounié (36'), Romain Faivre (81') and Jérémy Le Douaron (94'). For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Michel Der Zakarian's Brest have managed to score a sum total of 7 times over their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 6.
Coming into this fixture, Brest have not beaten Nice in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Nice head into the clash following on from a 2-1 Ligue 1 win as they beat RC Lens in their last match.
In that match, Nice managed 55% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Nice, the goalscorers were Mario Lemina (63') and Justin Kluivert (79'). At the other end, RC Lens had 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga (30') scored for RC Lens.
During their 6 most recent matches, Christophe Galtier's Nice have fired home 5 times, giving them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Taking a look at their past results, Nice:
- have left without a victory over Brest in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 02/02/2013 tells us that Brest have won 1 of them & Nice 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 from Les Ty' Zefs and 9 netted by Les Aiglons. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 02/10/2021 when it finished Nice 2-1 Brest.
In that game, Nice had 70% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Jean-Clair Todibo (45') and Melvin Bard (61').
Brest got 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Franck Honorat (92') scored.
The referee was António Emanuel Nobre.
Team News: Brest
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Brest manager Michel Der Zakarian to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Sébastien Cibois (Achilles tendon rupture) will miss out.
We think that Les Ty' Zefs will probably kick off with a 4-4-2 formation this time featuring Marco Bizot, R. Pierre-Gabriel, Brendan Chardonnet, Christophe Herelle, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Franck Honorat, Paul Lasne, Lucien Agoume, Romain Faivre, Steve Mounie and Jeremy Le Douaron.
Team News: Nice
Nice manager Christophe Galtier has not got a full squad to pick from. Mario Lemina (Corona virus) and Robson Bambu (Ankle Surgery) will not be playing here.
We reckon that Les Aiglons could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 formation, choosing Walter Benitez, Jordan Lotomba, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Flavius Daniliuc, Hichem Boudaoui, Pablo Rosario, Morgan Schneiderlin, Justin Kluivert, Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri.
Here, we’re thinking that Brest will have to play well to see themselves scoring against this Nice outfit who we think might win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’ve gone for a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Nice when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Francis-Le Blé (15,931)
Captain: Steve Mounié
Chairman: Denis Le Saint
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 12, Coupe De France (10th Round)
🔑 Star Man: Franck Honorat
Customarily used in the Right Wing position, Franck Honorat was born in France. After having played his first senior match for Nice in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has struck 6 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 19 appearances.