Round one, RC Lens vs Brest

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Live at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT kick-off.

The two sides, Lens and Brest meet for the first match in this year’s Ligue 1 Season at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. Blood and Gold will be hoping to make the most of their home advantage.

Lens head into a new year with the aim of exceeding expectations and make great things happen again

During last season, Lens reached the 7th position in the standings after a hard year. For this season, they’ll try to improve their records with hard work to meet the requirements of the Ligue 1.

Not all teams in the Ligue 1 can do what RC Lens did last year; that is, a 62 – 48 in goals scored/conceded that invites us to consider that the team is doing things the right way.

Franck Haise could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

New season for Brest; they will try to set new targets

During last season, Brest reached the 11th position in the standings after a hard year. Regarding this season, players must train hard and play every game as if it is their last to survive in the Ligue 1.

The 49 – 57 record last season means that the team is on track, but they must improve as a team, because the competition is more demanding every edition.

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

RC Lens v Brest – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the teams have previously played each other 19 times with the result being nine wins and three draws for Lens. Also, five of the past 10 matches between Lens and Brest have resulted in a Lens win. March 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Pirates took all three points winning 0-1 away.