Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Struggling Ligue 1 powerhouse Olympique Lyon will look to record their first win of the season when they face Brest on Saturday evening. Les Gones failed to turn their dominance into goals in a goalless draw with Le Havre and, no doubt, returnee Alexandre Lacazette is going to help the team improve their game. There are no fresh injury concerns in the visiting team, but all Tino Kadewere, Henrique, and Dejan Lovren remain in the treatment room.
Les Pirates, meanwhile, have been producing above expectations in the new Ligue 1 campaign, with the team sitting in second place in the standings. Given Lyon’s slow start to the season, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home side. As for the home team, midfielder Mathias Pereira Lage is sidelined with a hamstring injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
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.