Brest vs Reims
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le-Ble (Brest).
Brest are back in Ligue 1 and it’s been a mixed bag so far, but their adventure will continue when they take on one of the most historic teams in French football in Reims on Saturday night.
Brest have started the season in Ligue 1 by drawing their first two games. The first was at home against Toulouse and that ended 1-1, and they would probably have taken that but then they followed that up with another 1-1 draw but away to Saint Etienne.
Etienne were the odds on favorites to win that game and with the way they played last season this seemed like a game that Brest would lose, that was a massive result for the club and the fact is they come into this 3rd league game still unbeaten.
Reims blew hot and cold last season and this season could be much of the same. They beat Marseille 2-0 on the opening weekend which was a great result as it was away from home, but then they could only draw at home against Strasbourg when they were expected to win.
That was a typical Reims result and if they finally want to break back into European football, they will have to find a way to be consistent. The good news is that they have yet to concede a goal yet.
Brest vs Reims: Head to Head
The last time the teams played each other here was in 2018 in Ligue 2 when the match ended 0-0.
The last 3 meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
This will be the first Ligue 1 meeting between the two teams since 2013 when Reims won here 2-0.
Brest vs Reims: Prediction
Brest are a great price to win this game and we are tempted for small stakes to take them on.
Reims have beaten some impressive teams in the last few seasons but away on the road they seem to slip up to more physical ones and that is what Brest are. They are also an unknown quantity and that could unhinge the away side. For smaller stakes we will back the correct score.
This match should see a good attendance of fans and be a very good atmosphere with the home team having a lot of support.
Brest vs Reims: Bet Tips
Brest to beat Reims at 2.60 (8/5)
Correct Score: Brest to win 1-0 or 3-1 at 7.00 (6/1) and 26.00 (25/1).