Stade Brestois vs. Paris Saint-Germain
May 23, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 (-350), Under 2.5 (+275)
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Stade Brestois is hosting PSG at Stade Francis-Le Ble in round 38 in the French Ligue 1.
Brest is outside the relegation zone at the moment, in 16th place with 41 points, but they can still drop to 18th place which is the relegation playoff spot, and that wouldn’t be very good for Brest. Offensively, Brest has been surprisingly good this season with 50 scored goals, but their defense has been just awful with 64 conceded goals in 37 games. Brest is in bad form, and they have only 1 win in their last 10 games, while they haven’t won any of their last 3 games. In their latest Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on the road, Brest was amazing with 60% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Brest has created a lot of good chances in this match, they have had a lot of shots on goal, but Montpellier has defended well, and this match has ended in a 0-0 draw. Mounie is the leading goalscorer for Brest with only 9 goals, while Honorat and Cardona added 8 goals each. Lasne, Herelle, Philippoteaux, and Cibois are all injured for Brest. It will be a tense last game for Brest because their two direct competitors are playing against the teams they could beat, and Brest will need to be on their best level in this match.
PSG is now on a 3-game winning streak, and they have beaten Monaco in the French Cup finals earlier this week for their first trophy this season. PSG has had 56% of ball possession in that game, 3 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. PSG has scored 1 goal in each half, and they have defended well. The final score of this match was 0-2 in favor of PSG. As far as Ligue 1 goes, PSG is in 2nd place with 1 point less than Lille, but they can still get to the top if they win their game and Lille doesn’t win in theirs. PSG has scored 84 goals so far this season and they are the best offensive team in the league, while their defense has been also solid with 28 conceded goals. Mbappe now has 26 goals to his name this season, but the rumors of him leaving the club this summer are getting louder and louder. Di Maria has added 8 assists. Bernat, Letellier, Verratii, and Kurzawa are all injured for PSG. After winning the French Cup earlier this week, PSG’s confidence is high, but they no longer depend on themselves, and they will need a lot of luck to win the title this season.
Brest has lost 9 out of 10 games they played against PSG while 1 game ended in a draw. It’s clear PSG is the better team here, and they desperately need a win here to give themselves a chance to win the title. I’m taking PSG and the goals on the road.