Brest vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 30th August 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble.
Brest are bottom of the league, in truth at this time it doesn’t matter just yet after 1 game. The fact Brest are bottom is because they lost their first game of the season, 4-0 to Nimes.
It was a shocking start to the season but that could be forgotten if they get even a point in this game. Brest had a decent last season but it faded away as it went on. The major plus point for the club was that they performed well at home and got many points here, in the end that saved the club from any danger of relegation.
Marseille want to wrestle the league title from PSG, it seems like a big ask but this is really their objective this season. This is the clubs first game of the season as they didn’t play last weekend. This is where their adventure starts.
The club have not spent big so far but have brought in the likes of Alvaro Gonzalez from Villarreal and Pape Gueye from Watford. L’OM had some very big wins in pre-season scoring 11 goals in just two games although the opposition was quite poor. Their last pre-season game ended in a 1-0 win over Nimes.
Brest v Marseille: Head to Head
The clubs have not played this fixture since 2012 when Marseille won 2-1.
The last time the teams met was last November when Marseille at home won 2-1.
The teams have met each other 7 times in the last decade and Brest have just 1 win which happened in 2012.
Brest v Marseille: Prediction
We will see where Brest are at this game. The problem for the club is that they have just conceded 4 goals and Marseille are a big side. But Brest can be very strong at home and it is interesting in their past games with Marseille the scores have been very close.
This is why we are tempted to opt for a Brest win but on the handicap so this gives us less risk. Marseille tend to make heavy weather of these type of games, and it is the beginning of the season for them so they might be a little rusty.
Brest vs Marseille Bet Tips:
Handicap: Brest +1 Handicap priced at 1.72 (8/11)
Both teams to score at 1.62 (8/13).