Ligue 1 – Match-day 2: Brest v Olympique de Marseille

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Sunday at the Stade Francis-Le Blé, as Brest host Marseille in the Ligue 1.

Marseille (third), travel to the Stade Francis-Le Blé with high expectations, as they take on fourteenth placed Brest.

Brest have no points to their name, going into this tie

With a win in their previous game, (3-2) against RC Lens, Brest will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, Brest have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this fixture, having already lost one game this season. With no points (0W, 1L and 0D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League having lost one game.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Brest, in terms of goals scored (2). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Haris Belkebla (1), Romain Del Castillo (1), and Joaquin Blazquez. Michel Der Zakarian will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with three goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Brest are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Michel Der Zakarian’s selection choices significantly.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Olympique de Marseille have managed to gain three points

Marseille will take a huge positive from their recent 4-1 win against Reims at Orange Velodrome.

Also, can Marseille extend their incredible run of one wins? They currently stand third in the League, with three points for a total of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won one game.

Olympique de Marseille will see 6 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Marseille’s squad has depth, but even so, Igor Tudor is likely to be missing one of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Brest v Olympique de Marseille – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Marseille with a greater number of wins. In the last 11 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Brest’s two wins. Additionally, the last 11 fixtures against Marseille have resulted in seven wins for Brest. The last time they played each other in this competition Olympique de Marseille secured a 1-4 away win.

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