Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain, Paris Saint-Germain’s stronghold on the Ligue 1 scene could come to a bitter end on Sunday, as they travel to relegation-threatened Brest for the final game week of the 2020-21 season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men remain one point behind Lille at the top of the rankings and must hope that their title rivals slip up to retain the crown, whereas Brest’s poor form has seen them become embroiled in a fight for survival.
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A half-century of goals is a testament to Olivier Dall’Oglio’s exciting approach in the Brest dugout, but those 50 strikes will count for little if Les Pirates suffer an unforeseen relegation from the top flight, as they are one of six sides battling to avoid an 18th-placed finish on the final matchday.
Brest and 10-man Montpellier HSC both struck the woodwork in their showdown during the penultimate gameweek, but the tie eventually finished goalless to leave Dall’Oglio’s side fighting for their lives near the foot of the table, having previously been tipped as outside contenders for Europe.
While Nimes and Dijon have already been consigned to automatic relegation, the relegation playoff spot is still waiting to claim its victim, and 16th-placed Brest sits just one point clear of Lorient and Nantes, both of whom have found a rich vein of form at a crucial point in the season.
Dall’Oglio’s side can only boast one win from their last nine attempts in Ligue 1 and welcome PSG to the Stade Francis Le-Ble on a four-game winless streak at home, with victory over basement side Dijon representing their only success in their last six at their headquarters.
A shock of seismic proportions against a fired-up PSG is surely off the table, so Dall’Oglio and co will be praying for results elsewhere to go their way lest they risk a relegation playoff battle against either Toulouse or Grenoble Foot 38. Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain live stream.
PSG boss Pochettino finally got his hands on a long-awaited piece of silverware as his side produced the goods against Monaco in Wednesday’s Coupe de France final, as Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe struck either side of the half-time whistle to ensure that Les Parisiens would not end the season empty-handed.
For the past few seasons, PSG scooping the league and cup double has been expected before a ball is kicked, but unless Angers can prevent Lille from taking all three points in their battle with the Ligue 1 leaders, Les Parisiens will be consigned to an unfamiliar second-placed finish in the top division.
Pochettino’s side has not let their heartbreaking Champions League exit affect them domestically as they stormed to a 4-0 win over Reims in their most recent league fixture – their fifth win in six league matches – but a spate of irregular home slip-ups throughout the season has left their title chances out of their hands heading into the final matchday.
PSG’s last away fixture also ended in despair as tempers boiled over during a 1-1 draw with Rennes, but the champions secured six league wins on the road before that and will once again be led by the effervescent Mbappe, who seems destined to claim the Golden Boot for the third season in a row. Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain today.
Les Parisiens downed Brest 3-0 at home earlier this term and have come up trumps in their last three away matches against Les Pirates, but a goal-laden performance this weekend will prove futile if Lille prevails during the climax to what has been a terrific advert for Ligue 1.