Brest look to Stade Francis-Le Ble supporters for inspiration before Nîmes match

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble (15097 seats)

Brest are welcoming Nîmes for another important game after their 0-1 result against 17th-placed Lorient.

Insights:
  • Brest have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Nîmes have the most conceded goals (58) in Ligue 1

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

Nîmes have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1100 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Brest form and stats

Brest have collected 26 points from their Ligue 1 home games so far after 8-2-5.

L. Brassier was the last player to score a league goal for Brest and it's becoming a more and more distant memory as Brest haven't scored in 199 minutes.

Brest faced defeat in their previous match, away at Lorient (0-1). Before that, Brest drew at home versus Angers SCO.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Brest handle that role? We have found four games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are two wins, one draw and one defeat.

The Brest fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 29 goals in 15 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 25 goals have been conceded.

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Nîmes form and stats

Playing away, Nîmes, who have the most conceded goals (58) in Ligue 1, have won 5 games, drawn 2 and suffered 8 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season.

Home advantage was not enough for Nîmes in their previous game, as they lost their Ligue 1-match, hosting Saint-Étienne, 0-2. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at Lille.

We have checked recent matches where Nîmes have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those ten games were five victories, zero draws and five defeats.

The attacking power of Nîmes when travelling is not overwhelming with 13 goals scored from 15 league matches away. Nîmes struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 27 goals conceded from these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Nîmes - Brest 4-0. Brest-Nîmes H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Brest three wins, Nîmes six wins, one draw. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

BrestF. Honorat
F. Honorat
8 goals
NîmesR. Ripart
R. Ripart
8 goals
BrestI. Cardona
I. Cardona
7 goals

Brest missing players

Nîmes missing players

Brest Nîmes
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
31 15 4 Played P 5 15 31
10 8 4 Won W 1 5 8
5 2 0 Drew D 1 2 5
16 5 0 Lost L 3 8 18
43 29 12 Scored S 5 13 30
54 25 5 Conceded C 9 27 58
94% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 97%
81% 87% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 81%
68% 80% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 67% 52%
45% 53% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 20% 29%
23% 40% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 13%
58% 73% 100% BTTS BTTS 40% 40% 42%
19% 20% 0% Clean Sheets C S 20% 27% 23%
29% 13% 0% Failed to Score F T 40% 40% 39%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.8 1.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 1.7 1.7
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 5
 
11.5 12.9 15.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 9.8 9.9
3.8 4.7 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.8 3.9 3.4
37% 41% 55% Goal Efficiency G E 21% 22% 28%
Key stats in Ligue 1 this season:
  • Brest have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Brest have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Nîmes have scored away.
  • Nîmes have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Nîmes have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Nîmes have the fewest scored goals (13) away in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes have the most conceded goals (58) in Ligue 1
  • Nîmes have the most conceded goals in the second half (31) in Ligue 1

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Lille 31 19 9 3 51 19 16 9 5 2 25 10 15 10 4 1 26 9 32 66
2 PSG 31 20 3 8 67 22 16 10 1 5 35 11 15 10 2 3 32 11 45 63
3 Monaco 31 19 5 7 64 38 16 10 5 1 36 17 15 9 0 6 28 21 26 62
4 Olympique Lyonnais 31 17 10 4 60 31 15 9 3 3 31 16 16 8 7 1 29 15 29 61
5 Lens 31 13 10 8 47 43 15 5 6 4 22 21 16 8 4 4 25 22 4 49
6 Olympique Marseille 31 13 9 9 40 36 16 8 4 4 25 18 15 5 5 5 15 18 4 48
7 Rennes 31 12 9 10 39 35 15 6 3 6 17 19 16 6 6 4 22 16 4 45
8 Montpellier 31 12 9 10 49 50 16 7 2 7 30 30 15 5 7 3 19 20 -1 45
9 Metz 31 11 9 11 36 36 15 5 4 6 17 17 16 6 5 5 19 19 0 42
10 Nice 31 12 6 13 41 42 15 5 2 8 19 25 16 7 4 5 22 17 -1 42
11 Angers SCO 31 11 8 12 34 44 15 5 3 7 16 21 16 6 5 5 18 23 -10 41
12 Reims 31 9 12 10 38 38 15 4 7 4 14 15 16 5 5 6 24 23 0 39
13 Strasbourg 31 10 6 15 40 46 15 4 4 7 16 19 16 6 2 8 24 27 -6 36
14 Bordeaux 31 10 6 15 34 41 16 5 4 7 15 18 15 5 2 8 19 23 -7 36
15 Saint-Étienne 31 9 9 13 32 46 15 3 6 6 14 25 16 6 3 7 18 21 -14 36
16 Brest 31 10 5 16 43 54 15 8 2 5 29 25 16 2 3 11 14 29 -11 35
17 Lorient 31 8 8 15 37 54 16 7 2 7 23 27 15 1 6 8 14 27 -17 32
18 Nîmes 31 8 5 18 30 58 16 3 3 10 17 31 15 5 2 8 13 27 -28 29
19 Nantes 31 5 13 13 32 48 16 2 8 6 16 25 15 3 5 7 16 23 -16 28
20 Dijon 31 2 9 20 20 53 16 0 6 10 5 22 15 2 3 10 15 31 -33 15

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.