Both sides were involved in friendly fixtures last week, with the hosts suffering a 3-1 defeat to Rennes, while Lyon were defeated 2-1 by Monza.
Brest will host Lyon in a Ligue 1 fixture at Stade Francis Le-Ble on Wednesday night. Both sides were involved in friendly fixtures last week, with the hosts suffering a 3-1 defeat to Rennes, while Lyon were defeated 2-1 by Monza. Brest’s last league-game, before the World Cup break, ended in a 2-1 victory over Troyes, but the visitors were held to a 1-1 draw by Nice, in the second week of November. The hosts are currently occupying 16th spot in the French top tier standings, having collected 13 points from 15 games, while Lyon are sitting at the 8th position, with 21 points to their name.
🎙️ Laurent Blanc: “There are many things to do, to put into practice. This group must have a common objective. We must place individual interests at the service of the collective.”#SB29OL pic.twitter.com/FeQsLPvjDV
— Olympique Lyonnais 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@OL_English) December 27, 2022
Following the sacking of Michel Der Zakarian, Brest appointed Bruno Grougi as the caretaker manager, and the 39-year-old had done a decent job, having pocketed seven points from a possible 15 thus far. In their last competitive game, two penalties in the second half helped Stade Brestois take all three points against Troyes. Romain del Castillo and Steve Mounie converted the spot kicks for the Les Pirates. Lyon, on the other hand, salvaged a point against Nice, courtesy of an 89th-minute penalty, which was converted by Alexander Lacazette. After that, Laurent Blanc’s side were involved in five friendlies this month, winning two of them.
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Brest captain Steve Mounie is likely to spearhead the attack, with Romain del Castilo and Honorat in support. Meanwhile, Jeren Uronen is nursing a muscle injury and is doubtful for Wednesday’s game. As for Lyon, Lacazette is in terrific form, having scored five times in his last five league-games. The former Arsenal-man will continue to lead the line, alongside Moussa Dembele. Defender Jerome Boateng is sidelined with a knee injury, therefore Sinaly Diomande is likely to partner Lukeba in the central defence.
Brest probable starting lineup: Bizot, Herelle, Chardonnet, Brassier, Duverne, Camara, Belkebla, Lees-Melou, Del Castillo, Mounie, Honorat
Lyon probable starting lineup: Lopes, Gusto, Diomande, Lukeba, Tagliafico, Faivre, Mendes, Aouar, Tolisso, Lacazette, Dembele
|Last 5 match results||Score|
|Brest beat Lyon||2-1|
|Lyon draw Brest||1-1|
|Lyon beat Brest||2-3|
|Lyon draw Brest||2-2|
|Lyon beat Brest||3-1|
The Ligue 1 match between Brest and Lyon will take place at Stade Francis-Le Ble on Thursday at 1:30 am IST.
|Brest vs Lyon||Key Details|
|Venue||Stade Francis-Le Ble|
|Kickoff time in France||9:00 pm (Wednesday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Thursday)|
Football fans in India can catch the live action via Voot Select. Meanwhile, for those in France, live telecast of the match will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
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