Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Out-of-sorts Ajaccio will be aiming to put an end to their six-game losing run when they face Brest in the Ligue 1 round 32. Ajaccio are running down a blind alley, and it seems as if Strasbourg ruined their survival hopes at the weekend. Mohamed Youssouf serves the last of his three-game ban, while Clement Vidal returns from suspension. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Les Pirates, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Nice. Brest are desperate to escape the danger zone, and we predict that they will take advantage of Ajaccio’s shaky defence. The good news for the visiting side is that important midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou returns to the starting XI after serving his one-match ban in a 1-1 draw with Reims. Former Huddersfield attacker Steve Mounie should continue to lead the line for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Steve Mounié):
Steve Mounie is a Beninese footballer who plays for Huddersfield Town as a striker. Mounie is a product of Montpellier youth academy and, as a result, he was given a chance to prove his worth in the blue and orange shirt in Ligue 1 at senior level.
After scoring 14 goals in 37 appearances for la Paillade in the French elite division, the 190-cm-tall attacker moved to Huddersfield Town in 2017, but it has to be noted that he spent the 2015/2016 season at Nimes as a loan player. Steve Mounie signed a four-year deal with the Terriers and he made his competitive debut for the club on August 12, 2017, scoring a brace in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The attacker who was born in Parakou (Benin) on September 29, 1994 will represent the Benin national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of nations. Mounie scored his first ever goal for the national team in a 2-1 win over South Sudan in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Brest):
Founded in 1950, Brest (Stade Brestois) are a French football club that compete in the Ligue 1. La Team Pirate welcome their opponents at Stade Francis-Le Ble, the venue which was opened back in 1922. The capacity of the stadium is 15,931, but on August 8, 1986 21,619 watched the game between Brest and Olympique Marseille.
The club’s home colours are red and white, with the team wearing black kit when playing on the travels. Brest’s third kit is white. La Team Pirate, who made it to the French Cup on two occasions (1982/83 and 2014/15), have rivalries with fellow clubs from Bretagne: Rennes, Lorient, Nantes, Guingamp and Vannes.
The likes of Bernard Lama Stephane Guivarch, Paul le Guen, David Ginola and Frank Ribbery are the most notable footballers who played for the club. Bayern Munchen legend Frank Ribery scored 3 goals in 35 appearances for Brest in the national championship.