Nantes hosts Brest in the Coupe de France 1/8 finals. The match will be played on Friday, January 28th at Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes)
Antoine Kombouare’s team started their way in this tournament from the 1/32 finals. Nantes eliminated Sochaux (0-0 and 5-4 on penalties) and Vitre (0-2). The Canaries are approaching the next round of the French Cup with quite good results in recent weeks. In six rounds of Ligue 1, they lost points only two times due to a home draw with Monaco (0-0) and an away defeat to Nice (2-1). Last Sunday, Kombouare’s men won the home game against Lorient (4-2). Four different players scored for Nantes — Andrei Girotto, Randal Kolo Muani, Osman Bukari, and Willem Geubbels.
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Michel Der Zakarian’s team also started their way in the French Cup from the 1/32 finals. Brest defeated Dinan-Lehon (0-0 and 13-12 on penalties) and Bordeaux (3-0). The Pirates, who have not yet experienced problems in the Cup, rarely scored points in the last rounds of the French championship. In four matches in Ligue 1, the Red-Whites suffered three defeats and limited themselves to one draw against Troyes away (1-1). The winless streak of Der Zakarian’s men was broken on January 22 in a home match against Lille (2-0). The Pirates took the lead from the first minutes thanks to an own goal, and in the last minutes of the game, they doubled the lead after an accurate shot by Steve Mounie from the penalty spot.
The unbeaten run of Nantes amounts to four matches, and in the last three games, the Canaries were stronger than the Pirates. Head-to-head confrontations are distinguished by good production: seven consecutive games ended with an exchange of goals scored, and nine out of ten cases pleased the fans with Over 2.5 goals scored. As for the current season, the only match between Nantes and Brest took place on September 22, and the Canaries gained a confident home victory (3-1). As we can see, the previous games between Nantes and Brest were remembered for a large number of goals, so you can take a chance and bet on repetition of this event. The coach of Brest must field the strongest offensive players, and the Canaries’ attacking power has increased since the return of Moses Simon, who played for the Nigerian national team at the African Cup of Nations. The forward is the best passer of Nantes (six assists in 19 games).