Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Stade Gabriel Montpied pits together Clermont and Brest, the two teams who meet for the first time ever in the Ligue 1. Clermont made a promising start to the season, but they failed to spoil PSG’s party at Parc des Princes at the weekend, with the star-studded capital club winning the match by four goals to nil. The newcomers aim to get back on course as soon as possible, and they are surely capable of beating Brest, who have yet to record a win in the new Ligue 1 campaign.
Mohamed Bayo should be the only absentee in the home team. Brest are determined to put an end to their five-game winless run, but given Clermont’s attacking potential, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed. The likes of Jere Uronen, Sebastien Cibois, Paul Lasne, and Christophe Herelle are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Ludovic Baal):
Ludovic Baal is a left-footed football player who was born on May 24, 1988. Baal was born in Paris, but he is a product of the Le Mans youth academy and it has to be noted that he made 12 appearances for the club in his first season with the MMArena outfit.
His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. Considering that he is a French-born player, Ludovic Baal was illegible to play for both France and the French Guayana national team.
Baal decided to represent French Guayana on international stage and he made three appearances for the team in the group stages of the 2012 Caribbean Cup. He found the net in a 4-1 win over Anguilla, with Gary Pigree scoring a hat-trick for French Guayana. Ludovic Baal currently play for Rennes as a left-back and his contract with the Ligue 1 outfit expires on June 30, 2019.
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.