Montpellier vs Brest Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1
When is Montpellier vs Brest on and what time does it start? Montpellier vs Brest will take place on Sunday 26th November, 2023 – 14:00 (UK)
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What TV channel is Montpellier vs Brest on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Montpellier vs Brest
Where can I stream Montpellier vs Brest in the UK? If Montpellier vs Brest is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+
Coached by Armenian, Michel Der Zakarian, Montpellier begin this match day sitting in the bottom-half of the 2023/24 Ligue 1 table. The home team will have been one of the sides concerned by the league being reduced from 20 to 18 teams and that is very much proving to be the case as they get drawn into a relegation battle.
The hosts come into this one on the back of a goalless draw at home to high-flying Nice a couple of weeks ago. Whilst a respectable result against strong opposition, Montpellier have now managed just one win in their last four matches. They have failed to score in five of their last eight Ligue 1 matches.
After a fast start to the season, under the management of former Sunderland player Eric Roy, Stade Brest have very much regressed to the mean as the season has gone on. They have slipped way out of the European spots and are now tumbling down towards the bottom-half of the table with the pre-season expectation of a relegation battle now appearing quite realistic.
The visitors’ most recent outing was a 2-0 defeat away to Monaco, a couple of weeks ago, before the international window. That was their third successive Ligue 1 defeat and they are now winless in their last five matches since being the early season Ligue 1 league leaders as recently as mid-September.
THE TEAM NEWS
Montpellier’s biggest absentee for the visit of Brest remains their forward, Arnaud Nordin, who is missing due to an injury for this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Lecomte; Sacko, Omeragic, Esteve, Sainte-Luce; Chotard, Ferri; Al-Taamari, Savanier, Fayad; Adams
UNAVAILABLE: Leroy (Injured), Sylla (Injured), Nordin (Injured)
Stade Brest have Lilian Brassier out suspended for the visit to Montpellier with the likes of Jonas Martin and Adrien Lebeau both out injured, too.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Bizot; Lala, Chardonnet, Dari, Locko; Camara, Lees-Melou, Magnetti; Del Castillo, Mounie, Le Douaron
UNAVAILABLE: Brassier (Suspended), Martin (Injured), Lebeau (Injured)
These two sides sit either side of the mid-way point in the table but they both come into this on the back of some underwhelming and frustrating form. Stade Brest were one of the frontrunners a couple of months ago but will now be genuinely concerned about being drawn into a relegation battle, whilst Montpellier’s deficiencies have been evident throughout the campaign. The lack of confidence on display in this one is expected to mean quite a low-scoring affair.
BETTING TIP: UNDER 3.5 GOALS