Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Stade Francis-Le Ble pits together Brest and Lorient, the two teams who are eyeing the Ligue 1 survival. Brest recorded their first win of the season at the weekend, with the team making amends for back-to-back defeats to Nimes and Marseille. The hosts regained a much-needed confidence, and, no doubt, they are capable of making life difficult for Lorient.
Les Merlus, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team suffering a shocking 3-2 loss to Lens at the home at the weekend. The newcomers aim to get back on course as soon as possible, but given Brest’s display in the 2-0 win over Dijon, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. It has to be noted, though, that both Pierre-Gabriel and Belkelba are likely to miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Paul Lasne):
Paul Lasne is a product of Bordeaux football academy, but he did not play for les Girondins at senior level. After ending his loan spell with Chateauroux Lasne signed a loan deal with Ajaccio in 2010 and he proved his worth in the 2010/2011 Ligue 2 campaign.
As a result, he was offered a permanent deal by the club chiefs and it has to be noted that he played for Corsican side from 2011 to 2014. After scoring four goals in 89 appearances in the league for Ajaccio, the 186-cm-tall midfielder joined Montpellier in the summer of 2014, signing a four-year contract with La Paillade.
Paul Lasne scored three goals for Montpellier, while providing two assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. Despite being left-footed, his main position is right midfield, but he is used as both central and defensive midfielder as well. The Montpellier footballer was born in Saint-Cloud, France on January 16, 1989 and his agent is Henri Zambelli.
Highlighted Team (Lorient):
Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.
The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.
Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.