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PSG vs Brest: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
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PSG welcome Brest to the Parc des Princes this weekend as they look to arrest their worrying Ligue 1 form.

Mauricio Pochettino's men sit 11 points clear at the top of the table, but they have won just once in their last five outings in the league.

The Parisiens laboured to a 1-1 draw with Lyon last time out, and now they face a Brest side nestled in mid-table this weekend.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


Where to watch PSG vs Brest on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 15 January, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Parc des Princes
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport 3 (UK), beIN Sports (US)
Highlights? BT Sport YouTube channel, Ligue 1 YouTube channel
Referee? Mikael Lesage
VAR? Florent Batta


PSG team news

Lionel Messi
Messi will be available this weekend / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Lionel Messi is likely to return to the squad after he missed last weekend's draw with Lyon due to testing positive for Covid-19.

Indeed, Pochettino has been wrestling with a spate of Covid-19 cases after Angel Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Gianlugi Donnarumma, Layvin Kurzawa and Danilo were also absent last time out.

Elsewhere, Achraf Hakimi, Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo will miss out due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

You can read PSG's predicted lineup for the game here.


Brest team news

Haris Belkebla, Benjamin Andre
Belkebla in action / Sylvain Lefevre/GettyImages

Midfielder Haris Belkebla will be missing for the away side due to his involvement with Sierra Leone at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Romain Del Castillo is a doubt with a groin injury, while Sebastien Cibois will miss out,


PSG vs Brest head-to-head record

PSG will take encouragement from their recent record against Brest, having won their last ten straight meetings stretching back to 2011.

Pochettino's side also hit Brest for four in the reverse fixture in August, with Ander Herrera, Kylian Mbappe, Gueye and Di Maria all on the scoresheet.


PSG vs Brest score prediction

Thilo Kehrer
Kehrer celebrates / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

There still remains questions as to which players Pochettino will be able to choose from amid the recent Covid-19 outbreak at PSG.

The Parisiens' league form has been concerning for a club with their resources, but the root of the problem lies predominantly away from home.

PSG's strength in depth means they should be able to see off Brest with change to spare, and fans will be hoping to see more of the likes of Edouard Michut and Xavi Simons in the meantime after their cameos against Lyon last weekend.

Prediction: PSG 3-0 Brest


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