07 January 2022, 16:47 | 28 August 2021, 15:29
Stade Brestois 29 vs. OGC Nice kicks off at 13:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, January 9, at Stade Francis-Le Blé.
Preview Brest Ligue 1, Jan 9, 2022
Preview Brest picked up a 1-1 draw against Troyes at the Stade de l'Aube right before the Christmas break. Franck Honorat (5’) had Brest in the lead, with a remarkable solo effort which saw him leave as many as five blue shirts watching as the ball crossed the goal-line. Brest were looking ripe for the win, but a defensive clearance found Adil Rami (80’) in the way, leaving Troyes with the leveler. The draw leaves Stade Brestois with the form: WWWLD and in 12th place, having picked up 25 points from 6W, 7D, & 6L. Brest will be coming off the back of a 3-0 win over Bordeaux in the French FA Cup round-of-32, and Michel Der Zakarian aims to pick up his second victory [across all competitions] in the new year on Sunday when his side takes on the Eagles. A win here could see Brest inside the top ten, if favorable outcomes emerge in other intertwined fixtures. On the numbers, Brest has a goal ratio of 1.37 g.p.g. this season, with 26 goals in 19 Ligue 1 games. The club has also conceded 28 goals (an average of 1.47 goals conceded per game) and has a goal difference of -2. A 4—4—2 formation with Steve Mounie and Jérémy Le Douaron in attack is expected from Michel Der Zakarian against OGC Nice on Sunday.
Preview Nice Ligue 1, Jan 9, 2022
Preview Nice completed the comeback for a 2-1 win over Lens at the Allianz Riviera, right before the winter break. Arnaud Kalimuendo (30’) got Lens in front at the half-hour mark. However, three minutes after the hour mark, Mario Lemina (63') restored Nice to level terms. With just over ten minutes left to play, Justin Kluivert (79') grabbed the winner. The victory saw Les Aiglons move two spots up the table, from 4th to 2nd place, having picked up 33 points from 10W, 4D, and 5L. A comfortable win on Sunday after back-to-back victories (LDLWW) would see Nice stay ahead of 3rd placed Marseille [33 points & G.D. of +11], who also have equal points as the Eagles. Nice have hit the back of the net 29 times (a goal ratio of 1.53 goals scored per game) in 19 Ligue 1 games this season. However, Les Aiglons have conceded 17 goals (0.89 goals conceded per match) and have a G.D. of +12. Christophe Galtier’s 4—4—2 formation, with the attacking duo of Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri, is expected for this weekend’s game against Brest.