Stade Brestois will host Olympique Lyonnais this Wednesday during the 16th day of Ligue 1. Here is everything you need to know before the match.
Stade Brestois wants to move forward
After more than a month of truce due to the World Cup, Stade Brestois will face Olympique Lyonnais and AS Monaco in the space of a few days. Still led by the Lachuer-Grougi-Bourgis trio, the Ty-Zefs, who had a lackluster preparation with two defeats, will try to surf on their successful month of November. As a reminder, they had won two important victories to get out of the red zone.
Dari out, Cardona suspended, Lees-Melou uncertain
And while this meeting against Les Gones already looks difficult, Finistère coaches will have to do without many players. Following his historic career at the World Cup with Morocco, Achraf Dari will not be present on the score sheet since he should only return to Brest this Wednesday. Irvin Cardona meanwhile received a four-game suspension (including two suspended) from the LFP after making sports bets. Kenny Lala, who has not yet officially signed his contract, will only qualify on January 1 and could therefore take part in the match against Monaco. For their part, Pierre Lees-Melou and Jérémy Le Douaron are uncertain after contracting the flu.
Wheat should be complete
For this match, which will exceptionally take place on December 28, the Francis-Le Blé stadium will be practically sold out for the long-awaited return of the Bretons to competition. All the tickets for the Arkéa, Foucauld and RDK stands have already been sold since last Sunday. The attendance record of 13,707 spectators which was recorded this year against Marseille could therefore be beaten. A definite advantage for the Ty-Zefs who can rely on the twelfth man to obtain a positive result.
Olympique Lyonnais will be reduced
Who knows, Stade Brestois may be able to create a surprise? Laurent Blanc will in any case have to do without many players. The three side Malo Gusto (injured), Nicolás Tagliafico (rest after World Cup) and Henrique (injured) will be notably absent and should be greatly missed by the Rhodaniens. In the central hinge, Jérôme Boateng is in the re-athleticization phase. The Lyon coach will therefore have to deal with notable absentees in defense, enough to give Stade Brestois even more hope.