class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The side from the French capital are clear favourites to record a win but there could be interest in opposing them to keep a clean sheet in Brittany
Paris Saint-Germain play their third match of the Ligue 1 season on Friday evening when they travel to the Stade Francis Le-Ble to face Brest.
Lionel Messi looks set to make his debut for his new club next weekend, but without the Argentine, PSG have still managed to make a 100 per cent league start, beating both Troyes and Strasbourg.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have conceded in both of those matches, suffering some nervy moments, and they will be hoping for a more solid showing against a Brest side who have impressively drawn their two opening games.
Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain latest odds
PSG have won each of their last nine meetings with the side from Brittany and bet365 offer the capital club at 1/5 (1.20).
The hosts ended last season in 17th place and Brest can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) to pull off what would be a major shock.
The draw can be backed at 13/2 (7.50).
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain team news
The hosts remain without long-term injury absentees Paul Lasne and Sebastien Cibois but full-back Jerome Uronen should be fit enough to start despite taking a knock to the ankle in last week’s draw against Rennes.
PSG, meanwhile, remain without both Messi and Neymar, while Sergio Ramos is still not fit enough for his debut and Juan Bernat remains unavailable.
Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain preview
Brest have made a resilient start to the campaign, claiming a creditable 1-1 draw against Lyon before scoring in injury time to record the same scoreline against Rennes.
Despite battling against relegation last term Brest regularly found the back of the net in their own stadium with Michel Der Zakarian’s team netting in 17 of their last 20 home matches in Ligue 1.
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Meanwhile, PSG are yet to keep a clean sheet this term in the league with the side also losing the French Super Cup 1-0 to Lille.
There should therefore be some interest in backing the hosts to at least get on the score sheet, although an away win looks the most likely outcome.
Brest vs Paris Saint-Germain tips & predictions
Both teams to score is priced at 4/5 (1.80) while the odds rise to 7/5 (2.40) if we combine this selection with an away win.
PSG to win and both teams to score has paid out comfortably in both of the Paris outfit’s league encounters this term and looks a strong selection once more.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.