Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Montpellier play host to Brest at their Stade de la Mosson in what is expected to be a close Ligue 1 encounter. La Paillade were having their ups and downs before the international break, with the team beating Toulouse, losing to PSG, while sharing the spoils with Nice and, as a result, they sit in the middle of the table ahead of Matchday 13. Defender Kiki Kouyate is back from suspension, while all Leo Leroy, Issiaga Sylla, and Arnaud Nordin are out of contention with injuries.
Les Pirates, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their three-match losing run in the national championship. As the visitors will go for a win in Sunday’s encounter as well, we are tempted to place our bets on both teams to score. Defender Lilian Brassier is banned for the match, while both Jonas Martin and Adrien Lebeau remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015.
Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
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.