Nice v Brest: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 14

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Allianz Rivera sees Sunday action as Nice take on Brest – 3:00pm GMT.

Sunday’s clash at Allianz Rivera- sees eighteenth placed Brest, travel to tenth-placed Nice in the Ligue 1.

It’s 16 points so far for Nice this season, going into this game

Nice will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to FC Lorient, which itself followed a draw to Nantes, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Nice have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 16 points for a total of 4 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws having won four games, drawn four meetings, and lost five games.

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

Nice will see 19 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Lucien Favre could be missing up to two of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Brest have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Bruno Grougi’s Brest, having drawn away to Reims, which itself followed a loss to Clermont Foot. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.

Also, Bruno Grougi knows that a run of six losses in 10 matches for his Brest side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 2 matches won, 7 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighteenth place, with a total of 10 points having won two games, drawn four meetings, and lost seven matches.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to two victories, one draw, and four defeat, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Brest as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture, would take Brest’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.

Brest are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Bruno Grougi is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players

Nice v Brest – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the two clubs have already faced each other 14 times with the tally being six wins and five draws for Nice. In addition, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on three occasions out of the last four meetings, resulting in draws. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Pirates delivered a 0-3 away win.

Other standout players for Nice are Nicolas Pepe and Gaetan Laborde with three goals and two goals respectively and for Brest are Romain Del Castillo and Jeremy Le Douaron with three goals each.