Brest vs Strasbourg Match Analysis & Prediction
07/12/2023 10:30 pm
Brest will be looking to match their longest winning run in Ligue 1 from a season ago when they host Strasbourg at Stade Francis-Le Ble on Thursday night.
Over the weekend, Brest beat Clermont 3-0 to move up to seventh in the table with their second successive domestic win, while Strasbourg are just a point above the relegation playoff line, losing 2-0 to Reims on Friday.
Playing a pair of struggling defensive units has reinvigorated the Brest attack, scoring three goals in successive league matches against Montpellier HSC (3-1) and Clermont.
Their 3-0 victory on Sunday was the first three-goal win for this side since January 2023 when they beat Angers 4-0, while they also recorded their third clean sheet of the new season the last time out, and their third at home.
In his full season as manager, Eric Roy has guided this teams to 21 points after 13 matches, their second-best start to a top-flight campaign (22 points in 2010-11).
Since returning to Ligue 1 in 2019-20, Brest have often found themselves near the bottom of the standings, having to stave off relegation, but with a win on Thursday, they will move a point above Reims for a spot in the Europa League group stage next season.
More than half of their points domestically this season have come at home (11 of 21), with Roy’s side failing to score just once at Stade Francis-Le Ble in the top-flight in 2023-24 (goalless draw against Rennes).
Another slow start for Strasbourg in their previous game has them flirting with relegation, just three points above Clermont and descent into Ligue 2.
Throughout the campaign, Le RCS have been slow out of the gate, conceding first in eight domestic games while being outscored 10-1 in the opening 45 minutes.
Patrick Vieira’s side are winless in seven successive matches in this competition, the longest current run without a win in Ligue 1 and the longest for this club since October 2022 – January 2023 (eight).
Strasbourg have scored a goal or fewer in each of their Ligue 1 away matches this season, picking up just four out of a possible 18 points as the visiting team.
Brest vs. Strasbourg Head to head
In the 15 previous meetings between these two teams, Brest have claimed three victories while Strasbourg have won seven, and they have drawn in five. Strasbourg have scored 22 goals and conceded 17 in the process.
Brest Team News
Brest vice-captain Pierre Lees-Melou was on the pitch for a second successive game last weekend after previously missing time through suspension, while Jordan Amavi sat out Sunday’s game with a calf injury.
A brace from Romain Del Castillo helped Brest claim the victory over Clermont, while Mathias Pereira Lage scored for the second successive game.
Brest's Last 5 Matches
Strasbourg Team News
Maxime Bastian missed the previous game for Strasbourg with the defender currently dealing with a muscle injury, while Karol Fila continues to recover from a cruciate ligament tear.
Kevin Gameiro scored his first of the new season on Friday, putting him in a tie for third on the team alongside Habib Diarra and Moise Sahi.
Strasbourg's Last 5 Matches
Brest vs. Strasbourg: Odds and Predictions
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