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Bitesize Prediction: Brest vs Metz – 07/04/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 5 Apr 2024

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Brest win

Odds: 8/15 @ BetUS

Looking to take a giant step towards a famous Champions League ticket, Brest will welcome Metz to the Stade Francis-Le Ble on Sunday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, while Brest might have found themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap last season, the Pirates are enjoying a stunning Ligue 1 romp this time around. Marking their return from March’s international break with a 1-0 victory away at Lorient, Eric Roy’s men are now sat firmly in the driving seat to clinch a famous Champions League ticket. Continuing to receive a string of plaudits from across the continent, the one-time nice boss finds the mood in his camp at a red-hot high. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat only behind defending champions PSG in the title chase, Brest have lost just one of their previous 16 Ligue 1 appearances – a run that stems all the way back to November 5th. Smelling the chance to make another statement here, Sunday’s hosts have also gained a reputation for their rugged performances at the back. It is worth highlighting, Roy’s men have shipped just two goals in their previous six top-flight contests.

As for the visitors, although Metz might have secured a Ligue 1 return this season, it is no secret that the Maroons are tipped as a landslide relegation contender this time around. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat four points adrift of safety, Laszlo Boloni’s men face a real uphill battle over the final couple of months. Last seen marking their return from March’s international break with an action-packed 5-2 loss at home against Monaco, the Lorraine-based outfit will certainly be bracing themselves for another major challenge on Sunday lunchtime. Heading into the fortnight interval with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Reims, Metz have won just a pair of their previous 15 straight appearances across all competitions – a rut that stems all the way back to November 26th. Likewise, suffering a 1-0 loss when they welcomed Brest to the Stade Saint-Symphorien for their reverse showdown on December 10th, we are expecting a similar outcome here.

Bet: Brest 8/15 to beat Metz in Sunday’s Ligue 1 battle @ 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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