Ligue 1 – Angers SCO at home to Brest
Fourteenth placed Brest, are away to twelfth placed Angers on Sunday.
Angers SCO have two points to their name, going into this tie
Angers will want to win this next game, if only to move on from their two previously disappointing results, a draw at Auxerre and also against Nantes.
Also, Angers have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With two points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having drawn two fixtures.
Playing at home, Angers have drawn one game.
Victory for Angers SCO would take their points tally to 5 so far this season.
Angers may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Brest go into this game with one point secured
With the memory of their last match, doubtless on their minds, a (1-1) draw against Olympique de Marseille, Brest will be keen to improve on that result in this game.
Also, with one draws in one game, Brest need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. Now they have 0 matches won, 1 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourteenth place, with a total of one point having drawn one game and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Brest have lost one game.
Winning this fixture will see Brest on 4 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Brest will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (3). Their stand out attacking players have been Haris Belkebla (1), Romain Del Castillo (1), and Pierre Lees-Melou (1). Brest’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with four goals conceded in their last matches. This is an issue that Michel Der Zakarian urgently needs to address within the dressing room.
Injury and illness have depleted Michel Der Zakarian’s Brest and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Sunday’s match.
Angers SCO v Brest – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Brest with a greater number of wins. In the last 20 meetings, they have enjoyed 10 wins, to Angers’s five victories. In addition, the last 14 fixtures against Brest have resulted in nine wins for Angers. The last time they played each other in this competition The Pirates delivered a 0-2 away win.