Stade Brestois 29 0-0-1, Olympique de Marseille 0-0-0
8/30/20 3 pm
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Stade Brestois 29 is welcoming Olympique de Marseille to Stade Francis-Le Ble in round 2 in French Ligue 1.
Brest was solid in the preseason with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, 5 conceded goals, and 6 scored goals. Brest has stayed safely outside the relegation zone last season, and they ended the season in 14th place with 34 points. The new season hasn’t started well for Brest. They were playing against Nimes on the road last week, and Brest has had 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 77% of the correct passes. Brest’s defense was a disaster in this match, and they ended up losing 4-0. Bain is the only injured player in Brest, and he will need to wait for his debut this season. Brest is on the last place in the standings at the moment with 0 points, 0 scored goals, and 4 conceded goals, but only 1 game was played, and Brest is not the only team with 0 points. It will be a hard season for Brest, and I think they will be fighting for every point they could get, and it will matter a lot because Brest is amongst the weakest teams in Ligue 1.
Marseille was one of the best teams in Ligue 1 last season, and they ended up in a second-place with 56 points, 13 points behind PSG at the top, but that second place has gotten Marseille straight into the Champions League group stage. Marseille was solid on both ends last season with 41 scored goals and 29 conceded goals. In the preseason, Marseille has played 5 games, while winning 3 and losing 2 of those games. There are no injuries or suspensions in Marseille as of right now. There are no notable departures from Marseille, while Gonzalez is the most notable arrival from Villarreal for 4.4 million Euros. Marseille’s head coach is Portuguese expert Andre Villas-Boas, Mourinho’s pupil, and he is doing a great job with this team. There are some fantastic players like Payet, Radonjic, Germain, and Thauvin playing in Marseille, and they have shown us last season that they can compete for the top spot in Ligue 1. Marseille is a team with plenty of potentials, solid defense, and the offense that can score a goal to any team out there. Marseille’s opening game last week was canceled, which might have been a good thing because they are playing against an easier opponent this week. I can see Marseille competing for the title this season as well.
The trends are on Marseille’s side in this matchup, and they are the better team, without question. Brest got demolished in their first game of the season, and I think they will need to wait a little bit more to get their first points this season. I think Marseille gets the job done here, and we are getting them at plus money.