Paris Saint-Germain vs Brest
28th January 2024
Parc des Princes
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the Ligue 1 fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Brest.
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Paris Saint-Germain form analysis
PSG have largely maintained their strong form, though they have faced challenges. They began with a 2-0 win over Le Havre thanks to goals from Mbappe and Vitinha. A tight 2-1 victory followed against Nantes, with Barcola and R. Kolo Muani trading goals before Mbappe’s late winner. PSG were then held to a 1-1 draw by Lille, taking the lead through a Mbappe penalty before conceding late.
However, they bounced back to defeat Metz 3-1 as Vitinha, Mbappe and another from the striker saw them overcome an early goal. Most recently, PSG grabbed a 2-0 win over Lens, with Barcola and Mbappe scoring in either half. While PSG have scored ten goals in five matches, they’ve also conceded four times, showing occasional vulnerabilities. Mbappe has led the line superbly with five goals. While defensive lapses are a minor concern, PSG remain the dominant force in Ligue 1 on the strength of their attacking talents.
Brest form analysis
Brest have shown good attacking form in recent matches, though results have been mixed. They began with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg, taking the lead through Le Douaron before conceding late. A 1-0 win over Metz followed thanks to another Le Douaron goal. However, they were then beaten 0-2 at home by Nantes as Magnetti and Mounié scored for the visitors. Brest responded impressively by thrashing Lorient 4-0, with Doumbia scoring all four goals in a stellar individual performance.
Their most recent match saw another 2-0 victory, this time over Montpellier with Magnetti and Le Douaron grabbing goals. Brest have found the net twelve times in their last five games but have also conceded three. Doumbia in particular has excelled in front of goal. While defensive vulnerabilities have led to occasional defeats, Brest’s firepower up front has helped them claim victories. If they can tighten up at the back while maintaining their attacking verve, Brest have the potential to remain at the top of the table this season.