Ligue 1 – Nantes – Brest on Match-day 11

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Nantes at home against Brest – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT – The Stade de la Beaujoire.

Sunday’s clash between Nantes and Brest, sees nineteenth take on twentieth in the League.

Struggling Nantes, welcome fancied their opponents this Sunday

With Nantes having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Antoine Kombouare’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, these are challenging times for Antoine Kombouare’s Nantes, having suffered four losses in five fixtures, and taking them into relegation territory. This is a run of form that has to be stopped quickly. Their position is nineteenth in the League and they have seven points, that is, 1W, 5L and 4D having won one game, drawn four games, and lost five meetings.

When Nantes host Brest, they will do so on the back of one victory, two draws, and one defeats on their own ground.

Nantes will have 10 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Nantes may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Struggling Brest go to the Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday and hope for a positive result

Brest need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to FC Lorient, before that they drew away to Auxerre, 1-1.

Also, Brest may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. The Pirates have lost five of seven meetings. With six points (1W, 6L and 3D), they are established in twentieth position in the League having won one game, drawn three fixtures, and lost six fixtures.

Brest have won one game, drawn one game, and lost three games of their five League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Brest’s points from 6 to 9, so far this season.

Brest’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Nantes v Brest – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Nantes and Brest have faced each other 15 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (10 – 3). In addition, Nantes have won all ten of the past 14 meetings against Brest. The last time both teams met in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.

Players to watch

For Nantes, Moses Simon is one of the top performing players after having scoredthree goals in 10 League fixtures so far, while Romain Del Castillo contributed withtwo goals in 10 League fixtures this season for Brest.

Other players of note for Nantes are Moses Simon and Mostafa Mohamed with three goals each and for Brest are Pierre Lees-Melou and Jeremy Le Douaron with two goals and two goals respectively.