PSG hope to bounce back from their Champions League exit with a league trip to western France to take on relegation-threatened Brest.
With Neymar out for the season due to ankle surgery, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi will be expected to carry the weight of responsibility for the attack. The two stars were especially quiet in this week’s second leg where Bayern ran away as comfortable 2-0 winners.
Sitting eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table, PSG now can focus solely on their title charge, with fewer fixtures to worry about. Still, they will rue their mistakes after getting dumped out of European action for yet another year.
Brest are 15th in the Ligue 1 table and just a point above the drop zone, struggling to score goals on a regular basis. Manager Eric Roy, a former Marseille and Lyon midfielder, was hired in early January to help stave off relegation.
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How to watch Brest vs PSG
|USA||beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol||fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect|
|Canada||beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol||fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect|
|UK||BT Sport 3||BT Sport|
|Australia||beIN Sports 3||beIN Sports Connect, Kayo Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||beIN Sports Connect|
|Hong Kong||beIN Sports 2||beIN Sports Connect, M Plus Live, Now Player|
UK: Saturday’s match between PSG and Brest from western France will be broadcast in the United Kingdom by Ligue 1 rightsholders BT Sport.
USA: Ligue 1 matches in the United States are carried by beIN Sports, with a Spanish-language broadcast available on beIN Sports en Espanol. Both channels are available to stream via fuboTV, which offers a free trial for new users.
Canada: As in the USA, Ligue 1 matches in Canada are carried by beIN Sports, with a Spanish-language broadcast available on beIN Sports en Espanol. Both channels are available to stream via fuboTV Canada.
Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for Ligue 1 is also beIN Sports, with streaming available on beIN Sports Connect (with valid login credentials), or on Kayo Sports.
Brest vs PSG lineups, team news
Brest will be without the suspended Mahdi Camara who was sent off against Lille in late February. Midfielder Mathias Pereira-Lage is out with an ankle injury, and 20-year-old Karamoko Dembele, who just signed from Celtic this summer and has been a consistent bench option, is sidelined with a similar issue.
Brest projected starting lineup (4-3-3): Bizot (GK) — Fadiga, Dari, Brassier, Duverne — Magnetti, Lees-Melou, Belkebla — Honorat, Mounie, Le Douaron.
PSG are partly in the position they find themselves due to a buildup of injuries, especially at the back. Both Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe are out for the season, while Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele both picked up injuries in the defeat to Bayern Munich midweek and will miss a number of weeks.
Manager Christophe Galtier will be forced to start teenage centre-back El Chadaille Bitshiabu alongside Sergio Ramos and Danilo at the back, given the limited options.
PSG projected starting lineup (3-5-2): Donnarumma (GK) — Danilo, Ramos, Bitshiabu — Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Zaie-Emery — Mendes, Messi, Mbappe.
Brest vs PSG betting odds
PSG are obvious favourites in this match, but they sit with just over 1/2 odds, meaning that even against a 15th placed opponent, the betting market still has some doubt over their near-term viability in the aftermath of the Bayern defeat.
The market even thinks Brest can score, and the over 2.5 total goals is the significant favourite.
to score Y / N
|-130 / -110||-141 / -110||8/11, 1/1||1.73 / 2.00||1.80 / 2.02|
|Over / Under
|-175 / +125||-175 / +135||4/7, 5/4||1.55 / 2.35||—|