TIP OF THE DAY: Stade Brest – Reims: Brest is heading towards the Champions League!

On Friday, there is a very interesting betting offer, and this day also brings us two very interesting matches within the penultimate round of the French Ligue 1. This time, we have analyzed the match between Brest and Reims. The start of the duel between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.

Brest: This team is very close to qualifying for the Champions League!

Last season, Brest finished fourteenth in the table, with as many as nine points more than the team that was ultimately relegated to Ligue 2, demonstrating that their survival in France’s elite football league was never really in doubt. At the start of the season, the primary goal was also to stay in Ligue 1; however, it seems that even the biggest optimists could not have anticipated that the popular Pirates would perform so well this season. Currently, the team coached by Eric Roy, who is doing a fantastic job at the helm of Brest, is in third place in the table. It is known that this position at the end of the championship means direct qualification for the Champions League, which would be an incredible achievement for a team whose greatest success to date has been winning Ligue 2 and reaching the quarterfinals of the French Cup. In the last five league matches, this season’s Ligue 1 sensation has achieved two wins, two losses, and one draw, although it must be realistically acknowledged that Brest has had a very tough schedule recently.

In the previous round, Eric Roy’s charges played a goalless match at their home stadium against Nantes, who desperately needed points from that duel as they are fighting for survival. Before that, this season’s biggest surprise achieved a very important victory away at Rennes, in a spectacular duel where we saw nine goals, with the visitors winning 5-4 thanks to Brasier’s goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time, and by many accounts, it was the best match of the season so far. Currently, Brest has a two-point lead over fourth-placed Lille, who face a tough away game at Nantes this round.

However, it must be mentioned that from this season, the fourth position also leads to Champions League qualification, albeit through the play-offs, so it is almost certain that we will see the popular Pirates at least in the qualifiers for the elite competition, as this team currently has a six-point advantage over fifth-placed Nice. Lastly, in terms of home matches, Eric Roy’s team has played sixteen games at their stadium this season and achieved eight victories, six draws, and only two losses.

Reims: ‘Unlicensed coach’ leaves Reims!

Last season, Reims was a sensation in the French championship, largely thanks to coach Will Still. Interestingly, he was the youngest coach in the “big five” leagues and managed to go 14 games unbeaten in all competitions from his debut without a UEFA PRO coaching license, causing the club to pay a fine of 25,000 euros for each game led by the young Belgian expert. It’s also worth noting that when Still took over, Reims was in the relegation zone, but by the end of the season, the team finished in a commendable eleventh place, a fact that deserves attention.

However, Will Still, nicknamed the ‘unlicensed coach,’ left Reims a few days ago. The club officially announced that the promising coach was dismissed after it was confirmed he would not continue as Reims’ coach next season. According to some hints, Still has already agreed to move to Sunderland, which has high ambitions for next season. Regardless, this was a highly unusual move by the leaders of this French team, which is currently twelfth in the table and has long secured its survival. Truth be told, the red and whites have not been performing well lately, achieving two draws and suffering three defeats in their last five matches, with all three losses coming in the last three rounds, which might even be the reason for Still’s dismissal.

In the last round, this likable team was defeated away at Clermont, with a more than convincing 4:1 score, noting that Clermont is the team that has shown the least of all teams in the top tier of French football, and it’s evident that this team is headed for relegation. Before that, Reims was defeated at their own stadium by Montpellier, who have been performing at a top level recently, with the match ending 1:2.

Regarding away matches, the red and whites have played sixteen away games so far, achieving five victories, four draws, and seven losses, with the last away win being at the end of February against Le Havre, with a 1:2 victory, noting that the guests secured the win with a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Finally, the first match of this season between Reims and Brest took place in mid-September last year, when the Pirates won 1:2, even though Reims resolved the first part of the game in their favor.

Our Betting Suggestions

The calculation here is more than clear, as the host will very likely secure a spot in the highest quality European club competition with a win. If not that, Brest will definitely secure the fourth position, which leads to the Champions League qualifiers, so the motivation of this team for this match against Reims, who have been playing very poorly recently, is enormous. Therefore, we strongly recommend focusing on Brest to Win, for which betBonanza has prepared odds of 1.67.

The impression is that the host will start offensively towards Reims’ goal from the first minute of the match, which is why we boldly recommend trying with a 1-1 halftime/fulltime bet, which betBonanza pays with odds of 2.65.

Finally, we believe that the home team will score two or more goals without much trouble in one of the two premiere matches of the penultimate round of the French Ligue 1, so we suggest you try your luck with the Stade Brest total OVER 1.5 Goals market, all with an odds of 1.70 at betBonanza.

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