PSG vs Stade Brestois Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Written By Alex Blowers on January 15, 2022

PSG welcomes Brest to the Parc Des Princes for their first home game of 2022. The Ligue 1 leaders have only won once in their last five league games, drawing the other four. PSG’s rivals have failed to capitalize, and they’re still sitting top of the table, 11 points clear and heavy favorites for the title. DraftKings have them priced at -5000 (wager $5000 to make $100) to end the season in first place.

Their opponents avoided the relegation playoff spot by one point last season. Times have changed at the Stade Francis-Le Ble. They’re sitting nine points clear in thirteenth and are only six points outside the European qualification spots. No one’s expecting Michel Der Zakarian’s side to seriously compete for one of those spots, but it’s a welcome alternative to the stress of fighting for survival.

It has been confirmed PSG will be without their biggest star. Lionel Messi is still recovering from Covid-19 and will join Neymar on the sidelines. This season, these two have managed 30 appearances between them across PSG’s 29 fixtures. If it’s true the Parisians are shelling out a combined $2.161 million a week on wages for the two, they are definitely getting short-changed.

The game is scheduled to kick off Saturday at 3 PM EST and will be shown live on beIN Sports.

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PSG vs Brest Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
Ligue 1AS MonacoHome2021.60.62.2+1.0
Coupe de FranceSC FeigniesAway303N/AN/AN/AN/A
Ligue 1LorientHome1122.11.33.4+0.8
Coupe de FranceVannesAway404N/AN/AN/AN/A
Ligue 1LyonAway1121.21.04.3+1.9
Total / Average11 / 2.22 / 0.413 / 2.64.9 / 1.632.9 / 0.969.9 / 3.3+3.7 / +1.23

Stats taken from FBREF

PSG vs Brest Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Out: Neymar (Ankle), Achraf Hakimi (Africa Cup of Nations), Abdou Diallo (Africa Cup of Nations), Idrissa Gueye (Africa Cup of Nations), Lionel Messi (Covid-19)
Doubtful: Nuno Mendes (Calf), Danilo Pereira (Covid-19), Sergio Rico (Covid-19), Layvin Kurzawa (Covid-19)
Suspended: None
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino

Last week against PSG had nine players unavailable due to Covid-19, injuries, and players representing their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations. This week Gianluigi Donnaruuma, Julian Draxler, and Ángel Di Maria all returned to team training and should be available for this match.

We will see Di Maria come into the front three at Georginio Wijnaldum’s expense. Thilo Kehrer has earned himself a start after coming off the bench against Lyon and scoring the equalizer. The German will replace Colin Dagba at right-back.

Sergio Ramos is edging closer to full fitness and could get a run-out at center back.


CompetitionOpponentHome/AwayGoals ForGoals AgainstTotal GoalsxG ForxG AgainstTotal xGxG Difference
Ligue 1MontpellierHome0440.91.52.4-0.6
Coupe de FranceDinan Lehon FCAway000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Ligue 1TroyesAway1120.61.11.7-0.5
Coupe de FranceBordeauxHome303N/AN/AN/AN/A
Ligue 1OGC NiceHome0331.71.53.2+0.2
Total / Average4 / 0.88 / 1.612 / 2.23.2 / 1.064.1 / 1.367.3 / 2.43-0.9 / -0.3

Stats taken from FBREF

PSG vs Brest Betting Preview: Odds, Team News, Lineups and Tips

Out: Haris Belkebla (Africa Cup of Nations), Sebastien Cibois (Achilles), Romain Del Castillo (Groin)
Doubtful: Irvin Cardona (Unspecified)
Suspended: None
Coach: Michel Der Zakarian

If Zakarian makes changes to the side that lost 3-0 last weekend against OGC Nice, it will be between the sticks, in central defense, and up top. Goalkeeper Gautier Larsonneur, defender Lilian Brassier, and forward Irvin Cardona started in the club’s last victory, a 3-0 win over Bordeaux.


I was fuming last weekend when PSG burned me again, drawing 1-1 with Lyon making it five losses in a row. You would think I have learned my lesson, but the weekend’s here, and the dust has settled. I’m looking at their world-class squad and again finding myself leaning towards backing them to win and score the goals.

Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment or a hopeless romantic desperate to see this group of players click and produce the beautiful soccer we all know they’re capable of. Either way, I’m putting my money behind PSG getting three points, and entertaining from the off.

BETTING TIP: Parlay PSG To Win and First Half Goals Over 1.5 +115


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