Brest vs PSG
SUN 23 MAY 2021 – KO 20:00pm
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Sunday night, reigning French champions PSG know that nothing but a victory will do at Brest if they are to have any chances of retaining their status as French champions this season.
The game may be a massive one for PSG, but it is also a big game for the home team, who are just a point above the Ligue One relegation zone. A run of just one win in their last ten Ligue One outings is one of the reasons for Brest’s perilous position going into the final round of the league season.
Their recent league outings have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in five of their last eight matches in Ligue One.
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s team has failed to win in their last four home matches in the French top-flight, although they have lost just one of their last five Ligue One games on home soil.
The Parisians find themselves in the unusual position of being second-place in the table, with a game remaining. Mauricio Pochettino’s team must now rely on a slip-up from league leaders Lille, who are a point ahead of the reigning French champions.
The visitors are six games unbeaten in the French top-flight, having recorded five victories in the process. The reigning Ligue One champions have also scored at least two goals in all five of their recent league wins.
PSG are unbeaten in seven away matches in the French top-flight, having recorded six wins in the process. They have also scored at least two goals in six of their last eight league games away from home.
Brest are likely to be without Paul Lasne and Christophe Herelle through injury for this clash.
Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa and Marco Verratti could be sidelined for the visitors in this massive clash for Pochettino’s team.
Both teams need the points, but PSG should have far more quality for their relegation-threatened opponents. Whether it will be enough for the visitors to retain their title lies with how Lille’s result against Angers.
PREDICTION – AWAY WIN
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