Ligue 1 | Stade Brestois 29 VS Stade de Reims; Saturday, 11 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Brest, a surprise in France and the European top-five leagues, is close to securing a spot in the Champions League group stage. They secured a European appearance for the first time in their history with a 5:4 win over Rennes. With 57 points, Brest is two points away from Lille, and their goal is to win the remaining two games.

Reims, currently ranked 12th in the league, has struggled to reach European spots in the past three seasons. Their hopes of reaching the European spots were shattered after losing three consecutive matches, leaving them with no significant chance of moving up or down the league table.

Brest has been in strong form, winning four points against Rennes and Nantes this season. Reims, on the other hand, has been on a terrible streak, losing three consecutive matches against weaker teams like Clermont, Montpellier, and Strasbourg. Brest’s home win against Clermont in the first h2h game is expected to secure a win and move closer to the Champions League group stage next year.

French media reports that central defender Julien Le Cardinal, who served a one-game suspension in the previous match against Nantes, will be available for the upcoming match, while midfielders Pierre Lees-Melou and Romain Del Castillo will be out.

Thibault De Smet, a left full-back, will not be available for the Brest game due to a red card. Thomas Foket will likely start on the left side, while Thérence Koudou will start on the right. Valentin Atangana Edoa, Maxime Busi, Mohammed Daramy, and Joseph Okumu are expected to remain sidelined.

Predicted lineups:

Stade Brestois 29

Goalkeeper: Marco Bizot
Defenders: Bradley Locko, Lilian Brassier, Brendan Chardonnet, Kenny Lala
Midfielders: Hugo Magnetti, Jonas Martin, Mahdi Camara
Forwards: Martin Satriano, Steve Mounie, Mathias Pereira Lage

Stade de Reims

Goalkeeper: Yehvann Diouf
Defenders: Yunis Abdelhamid, Emmanuel Agbadou, Thomas Foket, Therence Koudou
Midfielders: Teddy Teuma, Nyasha Munetsi, Amadou Kone
Forwards: Junya Ito, Keito Nakamura, Oumar Diakite

  • Stade Brestois 29 – 1 win
  • Stade de Reims – 1 win
  • Draws – 4

Over all competition record

Ligue 1 Standings

Brest is expected to generate numerous chances, while Reims is likely to score, with a 3-1 winning margin predicted by the final whistle.

Winning probability:

Stade Brestois 29 – 57%

Draw – 23%

Stade de Reims – 20%

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