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Brest vs Niort - Hosts Brest backed against troubled visitors
Brest’s promotion push set for major boost against Niort
Brest are set to have too much for Niort in French Ligue 2 clash (Getty Images)
Brest vs Niort Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Brest are on the verge of securing promotion from the French Ligue 2 as they host Niort at the Stade Francis-Le Ble on Friday. The hosts need a win to book their place in Ligue 1 next season and having won five of their last six matches, are tipped earn the victory over the visitors.
Stade Brestois 29 Form & Team News
Brest suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at relegation threatened Beziers last time out in Ligue 2. They dominated possession and created several chances but were uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal.
Jean-Marc Furlan's men are just one win away from automatic promotion to the French Ligue 1 as they sit second on the table, four points above their closest rivals with two matches to play. They head into Friday's clash in good form having claimed five wins from their last six matches.
Brest have no major injuries or suspension and are not expected to make too many changes to the team that faced Beziers. Top scorer Gaetan Charbonnier should continue as the lone striker with support from Mathias Autret and Yoann Court, both of whom have been in good form lately.
Chamois Niortais FC Form & Team News
Niort played out a 2-2 draw at home against Lorient in their Monday night Ligue 2 fixture. Goals from Valentin Jacob and Ande Dona N'Doh gave them the lead after going behind in the first half but they conceded a dramatic equaliser in added time.
Les Chamois' season appears to be over as they are not in danger of being dragged into the relegation battle while also not challenging for much further up the table. Pascal Plancque's men have been poor lately with just one win in their last 15 Ligue 2 matches.
Jacob and N'Doh are set to continue their partnership in attack after getting on the score sheet on Monday. Both men have not been at their best lately, combining for just four goals in their last 10 appearances.
Brest vs Niort Head to Head
Brest have claimed nine wins and five draws while Niort have five victories from 19 previous matches. The hosts are also unbeaten in the last four meetings and have won three matches in that run.
Brest vs Niort Match Up
Charbonnier is the top scorer for Brest this season with 25 goals, seven of which have come in the last 10 matches. The striker leads the line brilliantly for the hosts and often combines well with Autret and Court, who have both impressed in recent weeks.
Brest have struggled in attack with N'Doh and Jacob scoring two goals each in their last 10 Ligue 2 appearances. Goals have come from other sources as Niort have found the net in their last four matches.
Brest vs Niort Key Statistics
- Brest have won 5 of their last 6 matches (Ligue 2)
- Brest have scored 2 or more goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Ligue 2)
- Brest have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Niort (Ligue 2).
- Niort have lost 6 of their last 9 away matches (Ligue 2).
- Niort have seen over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (Ligue 2).
Brest have been in good form lately and head into Friday's clash knowing that a victory will secure promotion. Having claimed five wins from their last six matches, they are tipped to triumph over the visitors who have had a hard time away from home.
Best Bet: Brest Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 at bet365 - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Brest Win 2-1 @ 8.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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