In another match in the 27th round of Ligue 1 Stade Brest 13th place with 34 points meets at home the 14th-place finisher Angers SCO with 33 points.
The match will take place on Saturday February 29 starting from 9.00 pm (Romanian time) at stade Francis-Le Blé, a match refereed by Florent Batta and broadcasted live by beIN Sports 5.
Back in Ligue 1 this season after spending seven years in purgatory, Stade-Brestois should extend her stay in the elite till the end of the season. Indeed, with 34 points, the Bretans were 13th in the standings and still have a comfortable position being 7 points ahead of the relegation group. After two draws with Bordeaux (1-1) and Rennes (1-1), Olivier Dall'Oglio's men defeated Saint-Etienne (3-2) before going for a good point in Nice last weekend (2-2). At Brest, the important Diallo returns to the group, unlike the subs Mayi who is still injured. Otherwise, the whole team is available starting with goalscorer Cardona (6 goals).
On the other hand, the Angevins took a breath in the last game dominating Montpellier on Raymond-Kopa score 1-0. The victory ended a poor run of four consecutive defeats to Reims (1-4), Monaco (1-0), Lille (0-2) and Nîmes (1-0). Stéphane Moulin's men also regained six points against the first relegation Amiens and climbed to 14th place. The coach Stéphane Moulin must continue to compose without its pearls Aït-Nouri and El-Melali and also without Gomez-Mancini substitute who are all injured. Traoré is expected to return from suspension, unlike Ninga, which has two stages of suspension left. Against Montpellier, it was Bahoken who allowed his team to win.
Brest won at Angers in the first leg (0-1). Angers lost four of his last six trips. Brest has lost only one home game this season and remains with three wins in four games on Francis-Le-Blé. At home field Brest is a formidable team and could win against an Angevine team that has been quite fragile for some time, especially away, although both teams will want to win to move away from the red zone.
Probable team Stade Brest (4-4-2):
Larsonneur - Perraud, Duverne, Castelletto, Belaud – Grandsir, Battocchio, Belkebla, Lasne - Cardona, Charbonnier
Coach: Olivier Dall'Oglio
Subs : Leon, Mendy, Court, Magnetti, Bain, Baal, Faussurier
Absents: Ibrahima Diallo, M'Bock, Cibois, David Kiki, N’Goma, Mayi (accidenta?i)
Probable team Angers SCO (5-3-2):
Butelle – Doumbia, Thomas, Bamba, Pavlovic, Manceau – Santamaria, Fulgini, Capelle –Thioub, Alioui
Coach: Stéphane Moulin
Subs: , Bobichon, Ould Khaled, Pellenard, Ninga
Absents: El Melali, Ait Nouri, Gomez Mancini (accidenta?i)