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Bitesize Prediction: Brest vs Lorient – 20/12/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 18 Dec 2023

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Brest win

Odds: 4/6 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on what has been a remarkable Ligue 1 romp, Brest will welcome Lorient to the Stade Francis-Le Ble on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Brest might have spent the majority of last season looking over their shoulder at a looming relegation scrap, the Pirates have now cemented their spot as one of Europe’s ultimate surprise packages. In the midst of what has become a history-making run and continuing to revive a string of public praise, Eric Roy’s side certainly find the mood in their camp at a red-hot high. Last seen over the weekend putting in another stellar performance as they cruised their way to a 2-0 victory away at Nantes, some around the Stade Francis-Le Ble now have their sights set on clinching a famous European ticket. Flying out of the traps since returning from November’s international break, Brest have collected 13 points from their previous five Ligue 1 showdowns. Opening December with a 3-0 romp against Clermont, there is no doubt that Roy’s high-flying squad will be smelling a golden opportunity to make another domestic statement on Wednesday night.

As for the visitors, while Brest might be enjoying a famous Ligue 1 flurry, the same can not be said for a struggling Lorient. Continuing to show a string of glaring issues since opening up the 2023/24 campaign, it is no secret that Regis Le Bris’ side are tipped as a leading relegation contender in the New Year. Battling it out in the drop zone and two points adrift of safety, the Brittany-based outfit should be bracing themselves for another stern examination here. Putting in another worrying performance over the weekend as they slumped to a 2-1 loss at home against Strasbourg, Les Merlus are without a win from any of their previous seven Ligue 1 appearances. Gaining a reputation for their glaring defensive issues and shipping 11 strikes in their last five outings, Lorient are rightfully tipped as an underdog contender in midweek. Yet to record a single away victory since opening up the new campaign, we are backing a home victory at the Stade Francis-Le Ble.

Bet: Brest 4/6 to beat Lorient in Wednesday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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