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Lyon vs Brest Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
12 April 2024, 15:17

In the 29th round of French Ligue 1, Lyon will host Brest, one of the sensations of this season in France. Lyon is currently at the 10th place with 38 points, while Brest is second, 10 points away from the leading PSG, with 53 points after 28 games. Most of French football is used to seeing things in a completely opposite way, but in this season, Brest shows historical results, while Lyon is struggling with the internal crises. In the first-round match, Brest won 1-0 at their own field and now come to Groupama Stadium in an attempt to have two wins over Lyon during one Ligue 1 draw for the first time in history.

Lyon vs Brest Preview 

Lyon Preview

Lyon is eagerly anticipating the coming end of the season, as it will mark the possibility to start anew next autumn. A usual contender for the top 5 and the Champions League spots, this season Lyon mostly spent in the middle of the standings, firing two coaches in the process. Under Pierre Sage, the results of the team became a bit better, and after 21 games under his tutelage (which saw 15 wins), Lyon still has the chances to take the last train to the European competitions, given that the 6th place is only 5 points away. At the same time, Brest was never an easy opponent for Lyon even during the team’s best seasons, with the most common result in the history of the head to head matches being 1-1 (5 times in 15 matches). Lyon approaches this match with a series of 5 games without defeat and will do its best to extend it.

Brest Preview 

Since the season 2019/2020, Brest competes in Ligue 1, and while previous seasons saw the team ending the season under top-10, during this campaign, Brest is making history. Currently placed in second place, the team will most likely participate in UEFA Champions League next season for the first time in history. Having 15 wins this season, the team is only 2 points away from repeating its best ever result (54 points after 38 matches). Brest has only one defeat in the last 8 matches but as the season’s end approaches, it became evident that the team’s resources are on the verge of the end. The hard-won games over Metz (4-3) and Lorient (0-1) indicated that Brest still has a lot of room for improvement amid the end of the season.

Betting Tips for Lyon vs Brest

Lyon Draw No Bet

While it was never easy for Lyon to defeat Brest, it was always a serious test for the guests to play at Groupama. Lyon has never lost a single match against Brest at its own field and while Brest is currently experiencing a serious challenge in terms of the players’ freshness, Lyon has the perfect opportunity to take the much needed points. Unibet gives 1.61 for this Lyon vs. Brest prediction.

Total Goals Over 2.5

While Brest favours closed football which allowed them to take points during the season, it became harder and harder for them to maintain the concentration in the last matches. The last match against Metz exposed the team’s vulnerabilities and Lyon is likely to take advantage of them. Lyon, on the other hand, is synonymous with productive football, having more than 2 goals in the team’s matches in the last 3 out 4 instances. Lyon vs. Brest odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 2.01.

Total Yellow Cards Under 4.5 

Since Brest returned to Ligue 1 in the season of 2019/20, there was only one match out of ten, when there were more than 4 cards. The teams do not engage in violent foul play and even amid crises in the game build up prefer to be exempt from receiving a lot of cards. In this season of Ligue 1, Lyon has an average of only 1.6 yellow cards per game, while Brest has only slightly higher numbers - 2.6. For this Lyon vs. Brest tip, Unibet gives 1.68.

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