Brest vs Lyon Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1
When is Brest vs Lyon on and what time does it start? Brest vs Lyon will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Brest vs Lyon? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Brest vs Lyon on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Brest vs Lyon
Where can I stream Brest vs Lyon in the UK? If Brest vs Lyon is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+
Under the management of former Sunderland player Eric Roy, Stade Brest were expected to be amont those that badly struggled this season. With a fairly limited squad and budget, Brest are one of the favourites for relegation, especially with the bottom-half of the table now congested with Ligue 1 reduced from 20 to 18 teams.
However, they began the season with a 3-2 victory over Lens, having been two goals down in that match. After that win they edged past newly-promoted Le Havre. A shock 2-1 win away to Will Still’s Stade de Reims last weekend means they begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting second in the table, below Monaco on goal difference.
Over the summer it was clear that Olympique Lyonnais were about to be the crisis club of French football and that is becoming true with Laurent Blanc having been sacked over the September international break. They are alongside Crystal Palace, Racing Daring White Molenbeek and Botafogo as being owned by John Textor.
Lyon begin this weekend’s round of fixtures sitting in the bottom two and the automatic relegation places. Their most recent outing was a very frustrating goalless draw at home to newly-promoted Le Havre last weekend. That means they remain winless after five games of the season, sitting on just two points.
THE TEAM NEWS
Eric Roy has pretty much a fully fit and available squad for this one, albeit he is missing attacking player Mathias Pereira Lage, who is out injured for this.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Bizot; Lala, Chardonnet, Brassier, Locko; Camara, Lees-Melou, Magnetti; Del Castillo, Satriano, Le Douaron
UNAVAILABLE: Pereira Lage (Injured)
Fabio Grosso was appointed in midweek and he will have to deal without Tino Kadewere, Matheus Henrique and Dejan Lovren who remain injured for this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-1-4-1): Lopes; Kumbedi, Mata, Diomande, Tagliafico; Akouokou; Cherki, Caqueret, Tolisso, Nuamah; Lacazette
UNAVAILABLE: Kadewere (Injured), Henrique (Injured), Lovren (Injured)
It has been an exceptional start to the season for Stade Brest and they will be eyeing up the extended European spots already. They were one of the teams that were heavily tipped up to go down. They face a Lyon side that are going to have to adapt to Fabio Grosso’s methods very quickly or the French giants could well find themselves in a relegation battle throughout the campaign. Lyon are going to win a game soon and, given they face a Brest side who are potentially overperforming what they actually are, backing a double chance bet in their favour looks the way to go for this one.
TIP: DOUBLE CHANCE – LYON TO WIN OR DRAW