Brest v Lyon Preview

Lyon travel to the Stade Francis-Le Blé tonight to take on a Brest side who currently sit twelfth in the Ligue 1 table and are unbeaten in their last three league matches (a win and two draws). Lyon are looking to bounce back from a disappointing home defeat to Montpellier last weekend.

Brazilian central-defender Marcelo is the only absentee from the travelling squad, having limped off during the first half of last weekend’s fixture. Jason Denayer is likely to return to the starting line-up in his place, following his own recovery from injury. Brest will be without the services of Lyon loanee Jean Lucas in midfield as the terms of his loan don’t permit him to appear against his parent club.

When the two teams met earlier this season at the Groupama Stadium it finished as a 2-2 draw, as did last season’s corresponding fixture in Brest. Lyon haven’t lost to Brest since a trip to Brittany for a Division 1 match way back in 1991.

The referee for tonight’s game is Frank Schneider, who last officiated a Lyon match back in March 2020 when OL won the derby 2-0 against Saint-√Čtienne at the Groupama Stadium and Lyon haven’t lost any of their last seven matches with him in the middle.

The match will be shown live on BT Sport and kicks off at 20:00 UK time.