Brest, despite their recent three-game winless streak (two draws and one loss), are enjoying one of their best starts to a Ligue 1 season in history with four wins, three draws, and two losses in their first nine games, placing them in the top five. However, their offensive struggles were highlighted in their 1-0 loss to Lille last weekend, with only two goals scored in their last four matches, both coming after the 85th minute. The team’s slow starts have been a concern, conceding 75% of their goals in the opening half-hour, rising to 100% in home games. To break their 38-year winless streak against PSG, manager Eric Roy must find a solution to this trend.
In contrast, PSG has been in impressive form lately, bouncing back from their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle in the UEFA Champions League. They have won their last three competitive matches, scoring three goals in each game, including a 3-0 victory over AC Milan in the UCL. Luis Enrique’s team is on a two-game winning streak in Ligue 1 and aims to regain the league leader’s position with another victory, pending potential stumbles from Nice and Monaco.
However, PSG will face this challenge without the support of their fans, as the LFP has closed the visitors’ area due to pyrotechnic device usage during their last league trip to Rennes.
Key players to watch include Steve Mounié, who has scored 15 of his last 17 goals for Brest at home, and Warren Zaïre-Emery, a 17-year-old PSG talent with a record of four assists in his last three competitive appearances.
An interesting statistic to note is that Brest has managed to avoid defeat in seven of the ten Ligue 1 home games where they started as betting outsiders since the beginning of last season, winning two, drawing five, and losing three.