Stade Brestois 29 vs. Paris Saint-Germain
August 20, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -275, Under 2.5 +220
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Stade Brestois 29 is hosting Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Francis-Le Ble in round 3 of the French Ligue 1. Brest is one of the weakest teams in Ligue 1, and they will be fighting to stay out of the relegation zone for most of the season. Comparing to last season, PSG has started this season with 2 wins, and they are looking well despite the injuries they have.
Brest has won only 1 of their last 12 games dating back to last season, but the good news is they haven’t lost any of their first 2 games this season. in their last game against Rennais at home, Brest has had 41% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 75% of the correct passes. After getting behind in the 84th minute, Brest was able to tie the score in the 91st minute. The final result of this match was 1-1. Le Douaron and Cardona have each scored 1 goal for Brest so far this season. Herelle, Lasne, Cibois, and Belkebla are all injured for Brest. As I’ve mentioned, Brest is one of the weakest teams in the league, and despite them not losing their first two games, I think they will have a tough time staying undefeated for much longer.
PSG has won their first two games, but the situation in the club is far from perfect after they signed Messi. Apparently, Mbappe wants to leave the club as soon as possible, and even though PSG would like to keep him, there is always a chance of him leaving for free next summer, and for that reason, I think PSG will sell him. In their last game against Strasbourg at home, PSG was fantastic with 65% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a high 92% of the correct passes. With 3 scored goals in the first half and 1 more scored goal in the second half, PSG has won this match 4-2. Icardi has been in solid form for PSG with 2 scored goals, while Sarabia, Draxler, Hakimi, and Mbappe added 1 goal each. Messi will most likely not be playing in this game, but he should be in the lineup next week once he is ready. Gueye, Bernat, and Dagba are still injured, while Ramos and Donnarumma are getting close to being ready. Marquinhos, Verratti, Neymar, and Di Maria might be available for this match. PSG has incredible depth, they have a lot of talent, and even if Mbappe leaves, this will be one of the best teams in the world, and the biggest favorite to win the Champions League.
Brest and PSG have played against each other 11 times, and PSG has won 10 of those games, while 1 game ended in a draw. Brest hasn’t won any of their last 11 home games, while PSG hasn’t lost any of their last 5 away games. It’s hard to find a good market when PSG is such a big favorite, but we are getting plus money with PSG and the goals, and I will take it.