Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nice will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Lille when they take on Brest in the Ligue 1 round 36. Les Aiglons sit in the tenth position in the standings ahead of Matchday 36, meaning that they have little to play for in the season finale. Nice recorded three wins in the previous four home games in the French top flight, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Brest.
Jordan Lotomba is banned for the hosts, while all Myziane Maolida, Thuram-Ulien, Amien Gouiri, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, and Dante are out of contention with injuries. Brest, on the other hand, are six points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they should not find it hard to secure the elite division survival. Since both teams should be happy with one point from Sunday’s clash, share of spoils is on the cards. All Romain Philippoteaux, Sebastien Cibois, Paul Lasne, and Christophe Herelle are all injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Dante):
Dante is a left-footed defender who was born in Salvador, Brazil on 18 October, 1983. The 189-cm-tall centre back, who is capable of playing as a left back as well, started his senior career at Juventude. After making 53 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2004 he moved to Ligue 1 outfit Lille.
He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia M’gladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.
In 2015 he signed a contract with fellow Bundesliga team Wolfsburg and he played 24 league games for the Wolves in the 2015/2016 season. In 2013 he won the Champions League trophy with Bayern Munich and he lifted the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil the same 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.