On Sunday, Brest will visit the Stade Louis II in Monaco for Ligue 1.
Last week, the hosts surrendered the lead in the league standings by suffering a 2-0 away defeat at Lille and going two games without scoring this season. They have fallen to third place in the standings of the division, two points behind the leaders.
The visitors have lost their last four league contests and have experienced a recent decline in form. They succumbed to their second consecutive loss, falling 3-2 at home to reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite the efforts of Steve Mounie and Jérémy Le Douaron to help them recover from a two-goal deficit, Kylian Mbappe secured the victory for PSG in the 89th minute. Since the international break, they have gone without a league victory and have fallen to sixth place in the standings.
Key Numbers and the Head-to-Head: Brest vs. Monaco
- Since 1962, the two groups have met 33 times across all competitions. Consistent with expectations, the hosts have established dominance over their northern adversaries with twenty victories. Five of the visitors’ eight victories have been decided in draws.
- In all competitions, the last twelve meetings between these two teams have yielded decisive outcomes, with the hosts holding a 7–5 advantage in victories.
- Last season, Monaco went undefeated in the league against Brest, including a 1-0 home victory in January.
- As of this season, the hosts hold the joint-best attacking record among all Ligue 1 teams with 23 goals scored in 10 games. During this season, the visitors have scored and conceded 11 goals in 10 Ligue 1 matches.
- In contrast, the visitors have been defeated only twice in the last seventeen home meetings between the two teams.
- This season, the visitors have been held scoreless in three of their previous four away games in Ligue 1.
A Prediction of Monaco vs. Brest
Les Monégasques have defeated the visitors for three consecutive contests, accumulating seven goals in the process while allowing three to be conceded. Seven of their last eight home encounters against Brest have been victories, during which they have scored 20 goals and conceded only four.
Due to injuries, Caio Henrique, Eliesse ben Seghir, and Mohammed Salisu will be unavailable for Adi Hütter. Breel Embolo, Vanderson, and Guillermo Maripan are also anticipated to miss this contest, whereas Denis Zakaria, who has returned from suspension, should begin.
Since the international break, Les Pirates have struggled to gain momentum and are pointless in their last four league contests. Two games have passed without a tally during this time period.
Jonas Martin, who suffered a quadriceps strain during last week’s 3-2 loss to PSG, is ruled out of this match. Adrien Lebeau was sidelined with a calf injury in that match and is likely to miss this one as well.
Given Brest’s recent struggles and Monaco’s home record against the visitors, it is anticipated that the hosts will earn a victory, and the chances of a clean sheet appear favorable as well.
Prediction: Brest defeats Monaco 2-0.
A Comparison of Monaco and Brest in Betting Advice
Tip 1: Monaco to prevail
Tip 2: Over/Under 2.5 Goals: The under 2.5 goal category
Third Tip: Yes, at least one goal must be scored in the second half.
Fourth Tip: Yes, Wissam Ben Yedder is a fourth-tip assist or scorer at any time.