Brest vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Blé (Brest).
Home advantage has been a boon for Brest this season. With Nice struggling to pick up a point on the road, the hosts have every reason to keep their hopes up this weekend.
Brest vs Nice Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Nice record a 2-0 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their previous five meetings.
- Five of their past eight encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred twice in their previous eight games.
- Nice have registered a win thrice in their last eight matchups. (W-3, D-3, L-2)
Brest vs Nice Prediction
Brest let down their faithful last week after they failed to get the better of Lille on the road. Despite making the trip to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on the back of a thumping 5-0 win over Strasbourg at home, the hosts hardly made an impact in their recent outing. Miserably, they finished the ninety minutes with zero shots on target, while their foes managed a resounding ten.
The home side have just one win to boast of from their last five Ligue 1 clashes. With twenty-one points in the bag, Brest are currently fourteenth on the ladder two points behind thirteenth placed Nice.
Meanwhile, the visitors have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last four matchups. Their previous outing saw them at the losing end of a 4-1 scorecard to St. Etienne, following which they took down Metz on home soil, by that very scoreline.
To be frank, Nice have been faring poorly in their games on the road. They have not come out on top in any of their last six outings in Ligue 1 and have garnered just six points from their past eight as well.
In sharp contrast, Brest have been a confident bunch on home soil, and have stumbled just once so far. Given the far from convincing streak that Nice are on, away from home, Brest are the favorites to secure the bragging rights this weekend.
Be that as it may, the hosts have shared the spoils in four of their last nine games at home. Taking into account that they have also admitted defeat in their past two meetings with this foe here, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Furthermore, the visitors have failed to find the back of the net just twice in their outings this term, and have racked up eight goals to their tally so far.
It is also worth mentioning, that Brest have not kept a clean sheet in their last two h2h clashes here and have conceded six goals from those encounters alone.
With Brest scoring eight goals from their past three Ligue 1 matchups here, expect both teams to have their scoring boots on come Saturday.
Brest vs Nice Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Brest @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).