Team news is very frustrating here. Niort are missing their captain and leading scorer Andre Dona Ndoh who is an absolutely massive player for them. Niort have scored 20 goals this season and Ndoh has netted 11 of them! It’s also been a turbulent week for the club with ex manager Patrice Lair spouting off to the media about how poisonous the atmosphere is at board level. Lair has been placed on gardening leave so Jean Philippe Faure takes caretaker charge again. He managed to lead them to a somewhat fortunate 1-1 draw at Lorient last week. If Brest were anywhere near full strength I would be all over them on a -0.25 handicap. But sadly they themselves are missing some key guys like Yoann Court and Matthias Auret. They have a couple of suspensions (Belkebla & Castelletto) as well. Brest have looked really good recently but will be devoid of a lot of creativity here and might have to rely on defence. The logical bet for me here is under 2.5 goals. With both sides missing key attacking pieces a lot of things point to a low scoring contest. Maybe Brest might find a way to sneak an ugly 1-0 win overall.
Recommended bet: Under 2.5 goals @1.80