The Pirates host The Parisians at Stade Francis-Le Blé to avoid the relegation zone in the French league.

Ligue 1 is home to some of the most exciting footballing spectacles in Europe, and a clash between two of its most contrasting teams, Brest and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), is sure to provide an enthralling viewing experience. The two teams have different footballing ideologies, and their upcoming encounter promises to be a battle of wits between two of the league’s most tactically astute managers.

Brest, a small team from the Brittany region of France, has a modest budget and a relatively small fan base. However, they are known for their hard work, physicality, and never-say-die attitude. They rely on their wingers to provide width and pace in attack and look to counter-attack quickly when the opportunity arises. On the other hand, PSG is a team that is known for its extravagance and star-studded lineup. They have a massive budget and some of the world’s best players and even if they were knocked out of the UCL by the German giants, they’ll still be looking forward to lifting the league trophy at any cost.


Saturday, 11-03-2023; 08:00 pm (GMT)

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Player to watch

Brest: Achraf Dari

Achraf Dari has appeared in 13 games for the French Ligue 1 team in the 2022–23 season (plus 3 as a sub). Although only having one goal this season, he has been essential to the Brest FC defence. He will be an important player to watch in terms of how he will defend the team’s goal given the attacking power of PSG. As part of a well drilled, disciplined and controlled yet attacking team, he is expected to marshal the defence, cover for the right back when they attack, dominate opposition forwards physically, and start attacks from deep. 

PSG: Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe has scored 17 goals in 21 games this season, making him unbeatable when it comes to goal scoring. He is a strong candidate to score in the forthcoming game thanks to his outstanding form. His display against Bayern in the second game was crucial in giving PSG opportunities to make a comeback. He has lately surpassed all previous PSG scorers. Even though the season did not go as planned by him since they are out of the UCL title race; His focus would be on to win the domestic trophies at PSG yet again. He will be a key player and will be looking forward to score against Brest in this matchup.

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Match facts

  • The longest losing streak Brest has ever experienced against a top-flight opponent is five consecutive home losses in Ligue 1 versus Paris.
  • Brest has lost the past 12 of their last 24 games versus Paris in all competitions.
  • Paris has won three straight Ligue 1 games, matching their total from their first seven games in 2023. After 26 games in the premier division in 2022–2023, they have 63 points, a total that has only been attained by themselves in the three points for a win period.

Injury and team news

Brest is without the typical suspects as midfielder Lemarechal and Lage are both out with long-term leg injuries. Dembele hurt himself during practise this week and had an ankle injury, will also miss the game

Renato Sanches and injured defender Presnel Kimpembe won’t be available for PSG backline and midfield. Neymar won’t be available for whole season, this will be PSG’s greatest issue. Star defender Marquinhos also picked up an injury during UCL game against Bayern and won’t be looking to start this game.

Head-to-Head stats

Matches – 14

Brest – 0

PSG – 13

Draws – 1

Predicted lineup

Brest predicted lineup:
Bizot; Lala, Dari, Brassier, Duverne; Elis, Camara, Lees-Melou, Belkebla, Castillo; Douaron

PSG predicted lineup:

Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Mukiele, Danilo Pereira;Hakimi, Fabian Ruiz , Marco Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe

Match Prediction

The match promises to be a battle of contrasting styles and a test of the tactical nous of the two managers. Brest will look to frustrate PSG and hit them on the counter-attack, while PSG will look to dominate possession and create chances through their star-studded attacking lineup.

In conclusion, the upcoming clash between Brest and PSG promises to be a fascinating encounter between two teams with different footballing ideologies. It will be interesting to see how the two teams approach the game and whether they can execute their game plans successfully. Whatever the outcome, football fans are in for a treat, as they witness a clash of contrasting styles in the French Ligue 1. The Parisians will look forward to keep a clean sheet and take an easy win in this fixture away from home.

Prediction: Brest 0 – 3 PSG


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