Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following a 2-1 loss to Lille, Olympique Marseille will be aiming to impress in their last home game of the season when they take on Brest on Saturday evening. OM have already booked their place in the Champions League, but they surely want to finish the season in great manner. Samuel Gigot limped off with injury in the last league match, with Issa Kabore likely to step up, while Dimitri Payet misses out through suspension.
Les Pirates, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Auxerre and Clermont, but seeing that Marseille have turned their Stade Velodrome into a real fortress, home win should be considered. Defender Noah Fadiga remains on the sidelines with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team. In their last meeting in the French top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.
Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Division, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals.
Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
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.