For a team struggling to break free of the funk and claw its way out of the relegation area, this match against Brest comes at the best possible moment. The visitors are still winless away from home and have scored only five goals so far, which should give Sochaux the opportunity to take the initiative and play some aggressive football for the first time in weeks.
Match: Sochaux vs Brest
Odds: Pinnacle 2.26
These two teams have met only twice in the past with Sochaux as hosts and home pitch advantage proved decisive on both occasions. Sochaux got away with a narrow margin win and this is the type of outcome that both their fans and punters will root for tonight. With no absentees and a starting formation featuring two strikers, the hosts should be more than a match for a team that counts on Ben Basat to score all their goals. Coach Chauvin will only send the Israeli striker upfront and focus on keeping a clean sheet.
One of these two squads is very likely to relegate at the end of the season, which means that direct matches weigh heavy in the balance. Losing at home against a rival would spell trouble for Sochaux, but the visitors would gladly settle for a scoreless draw if they’d be given the opportunity.
Home pitch advantage is always huge in Ligue 1 and this fixture makes no exception, so punters are advised to wave their worries goodbye and back the hosts. Pinnacle offers odds of 2.26 for a home win and the odds are likely to decrease by the time the game starts.