- Lost just once all season and sit third in the table.
- They have become one of the favourites for promotion, although have slipped a little bit in recent weeks winning just 1 of their last 4.
- Everyone is available for selection apart from key playmaker Bruno Grougi who is injured.
- Right back Gaetan Belaud returns after missing three games through injury.
- More attack minded under new coach Jean Marc Furlan and they are unlikely to sit back in front of their own fans.
- One of just two remaining unbeaten teams in Ligue 2 and currently sit second.
- Fairly solid defence and difficult to penetrate. They have drawn all four away games so far.
- Their injury situation has improved and the only main casualty is midfielder Antoine Devaux who has now been out of action for a number of games.
- Coach Michel der Zakarian is an excellent tactician and they are unlikely to take too many risks here.
- A draw would be a good result for them and they put the emphasis on Brest to force the pace.
Conclusion & betting analysis
- Heavyweight clash between two of the promotion favourites and this is 3rd vs 2nd in the table.
- Brest are slight favourites on a DNB line with the bookies, which might seem generous.
- Reims haven’t dominated any games yet, but they are a pure result team who have a knack of getting what they need.
- Reims aren’t the sort of side who you ever want to bet against and will come here with an appropriate gameplan.
- Brest struggled and lost 0-2 at home facing a robust and well organised Clermont team a few weeks ago and something similar could occur here.
- I’d say a draw is probably the most likely outcome and this isn’t the sort of match which makes great betting appeal. Both sides might cancel each other out.
Recommended bet: None