Looking to maintain their 100% start to the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season, Paris Saint-Germain will travel to Stade Francis-Le Ble to face Brest on Friday night.
Michel Der Zakarian’s side held Rennes to a 1-1 draw during their most recent encounter, while PSG made two of two with a 4-2 win over Strasbourg.
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s departure was expected to hurt Brest on the attack front, but the resilient nature of Der Zakarian’s team has led them to claim two very respectable draws with European hopefuls Lyon and Rennes in the first two weeks of the match.
After holding Les Gones in a 1-1 stalemate in the opening match week, Brest looked headed for defeat against Rennes when Serhou Guirassy headed in the opener with 84 minutes left, but an inspired substitution from Der Zakarian. saw Jeremy Le Douaron use his head to salvage a point in overtime.
Having had one of the most disappointing starts possible in Ligue 1, Les Pirates deserve immense credit for navigating their first two games of the season undefeated, results that have placed them 11th in the embryonic rankings.
However, maintaining their undefeated start to the campaign will be a difficult task against PSG, especially with last week’s draw with Rennes that extended their winless streak at home to six games since a 3-1 win over Dijon on 3 May. March.
However, the men of Der Zakarian cannot be beaten by trying well, as Brest’s count of 13 shots on goal in two games is the second-highest in the league behind the newly promoted surprise pack Clermont Foot 63, and PSG cannot travel to Stade Francis-Le Ble hope to sail to another victory.
With Neymar and Lionel Messi still watching from the stands, PSG proved in 180 seconds against Strasbourg that their plentiful attacking options were capable of doing the job without the South American duo, as Mauro Icardi led Les Parisiens in the opening gates.
Kylian Mbappé, booed by a section of the crowd amid continued Real Madrid speculation, saw his effort deviate significantly from Ludovic Ajorque towards the back of the net, while Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia completed the win despite the responses of Ajorque and Kevin Gameiro.
With their main rivals in Lille, Lyon and Monaco already faltering, Pochettino’s new PSG, with an eye-catching quintet of arrivals in tow, are firm favorites to claim their rightful Ligue 1 crown, though goal difference means they meet. below Angers and Clermont at this very early stage.
Fall and winter wobbles proved costly in PSG’s title fight last season, but Pochettino’s team has now taken 25 points out of the last 27 on offer in Ligue 1, winning each of their last four, while eight of their last nine away games have ended. in the victory.
Brest welcomed PSG to Stade Francis-Le Ble during the final match week of the 2020-21 season, which ended with a 2-0 win for Pochettino’s men, and the most recent Les Pirates win over the capital team reached the end. the 1984-85 season.