For our Monaco vs Brest prediction, we're opting for a 2-0 home victory for the home side in this Ligue 1 fixture.
High-flying Monaco will be aiming to stay in the Champions League berth when they take on Brest at their Stade Louis II on the penultimate day of the season. Les Rouges et Blancs look unstoppable at the moment, with the team eyeing their ninth consecutive league win.
Monaco have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Philippe Clement is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Lille at the weekend.
Brest, on the other hand, are stuck in the middle of the table with little to play for in the last two games of the process. Given Monaco’s splendid form, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Monaco, but both Julien Faussurier and Sebastien Cibois remain in the treatment room.
After eight straight Ligue 1 wins, putting your money on Monaco feels better than taking it to the bank and we don’t expect that to break when they face Brest in Monte Carlo this weekend. Phillipe Clement’s side are close enough to pinch second spot off Marseille and will be fired up to face a team who beat them 2-0 in Brittany back in October.
After scraping to safety last season, Brest have had a superb campaign and to finish with anything near 50 points must be hailed as a great achievement. The Pirates, who are outperforming their expected goals, goals against and points tally for the season, saw their three-game winning run ended at home by Strasbourg last weekend.
Ahead of Saturday's fixtures, Brest find themselves 11th in the table and only three adrift of Les Dogues - as well as being six behind Nantes, who should not be in any danger of being leapfrogged - and a home clash with 20th-placed Bordeaux represents the perfect way for Brest to end a wholly positive campaign.
However, Der Zakarian's side have made a habit of winning one then losing one away from home recently - their last away game ended in victory at a struggling Metz side - and ironically, their fixtures with Monaco have followed a similar pattern.
For our Monaco vs Brest prediction, we're opting for Aurelien Tchouameni to score.