?In the first match of round 26 of Ligue 1 OGC Nice (9th place with 36 points) meets Stade Brest (13th place with 33 points).
The match will take place on Friday, February 21, starting at 7pm local time on Stade Allianz Riviera, a match refereed by Jeremie Pignard and broadcasted live by beIN Sports 7.
After some less good matches made in the first half of February, both Nice and Brest won in the last round of Ligue 1. Nice is in the middle of the standings with nine wins, six draws and nine losses this season. They are in good form, having registered in the last eleven games only three defeats: two in the championship and one in the cup match played against Lyon. In the last stage they won 0-2 away to the last-ranked Toulouse.
Brest seems to be back in shape in the last period, coming after two nil matches and a 3-2 home victory over Saint-Étienne. They won eight games and lost as many. They did not do very well in the away matches where they recorded 7 defeats, earned 2 wins and 3 draws.
A very hot match is expected, possibly with many goals.
Probable team OGC Nice (4-4-2):
Benitez - Herelle, Danilo, Sarr, Nsoki –Ounas, Lees, Thuram Oulien, Claude Maurice - Dolberg, Lusamba
Coach: Patrick Vieira
Absents: Lloris G., Atal, Cyprien (injured), Dante, Boudaoui (eliminated)
Probable team Stade Brest (4-4-2):
Larsonneur - Perraud, Duverne, Chardonnet, Belaud - Grandsir, Battocchio, Belkebla, Lasne - Cardona, Charbonnier
Coach: Olivier Dall'Oglio
Absents: Ibrahima Diallo, M'Bock, Cibois, David Kiki, N'Goma, Castelletto, Autret (injured)