BRT Vs MAR Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Ravaged by Coronavirus, Marseille take to the pitch for the first time this season
Prior to the onset of the 2020-21 edition of Ligue 1, Marseille saw their season be disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic. With a bevy of players in the side testing positive for the disease, the side’s opening fixture in the league was curtailed.
It makes today’s impending fixture against Metz the side’s first fixture of the new season. While Coronavirus continues to wrench havoc amongst the side, ruling out a slew of players for the day’s showdown, the side has been asked to step out and get things underway in the league.
Compensating for the players sidelined will be a tough task for Marseille but if there’s ay side which can navigate its way past the dilemma, its Marseille. Finishing in second place last season, the side once again emerged as the closest challengers to PSG, something they’ll be looking to do this time around as well as they look to halt PSG’s reign over the league.
Things couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start for Brest in the league. The side was really schooled by Nimes in its first encounter of the 2020-21 edition with the 4-0 defeat seeing them been outshone in every department of the game across the 90 minutes.
And Marseille is the last side Brest would have wanted to take on in the wake of that routing. This looks set to be another trouncing for Brest with the side’s dormant defence seeing them embroiled in a quagmire for the second tie running.
Probable Playing 11
- Bain is out injured for Brest while Brendan was red carded in the previous tie.
- Steve, Valentin, Maxim, Sarr and Alvaro are all in quarantine at the moment with the team fraught with a bevy of COVID cases.
Larsonneur, Pierre-Gabriel, M’Bock, Duverne, Perraud, Honorat, Diallo, Battocchio, Tavares, Cardona, Charbonnier
Pele, Amavi, Kamara, Caleta-Carr, Sakai, Sanson, Strootman, Khaoui, Radonjic, Benedetto, Thauvin
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: Metz Vs Monaco
Date And Time: 31st August, Monday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble, Brest
- Cardona: 6 Goals, 3 Assists
- Benedetto: 11 Goals
Nimes Vs Brest: 4-0
BRT Vs MAR Dream11 Picks
It’s hard to justify a player’s pick after he’s been hit for four goals. However, Brest’s Gautier will continue to maintain his place in our side’s setup with the player being the only source of solace in an otherwise flummoxed Brest backline against Nimes.
Marseille’s march towards second place in the 2019-20 season was largely in part due to their defensive setup. Making things hunky dory for them all across the season, the side kept improving by leaps and bounds as the league run down its course to emerge as one of the sternest defences at the end of the season.
And with Brest failing to score even once in their foregone matchup, we envision Marseille accruing a cleansheet today. It sees us opt for a triad of picks from the side, one comprising of Jordan Amavi, Boubacar Kamara and Duje Caleta-Car.
For Brest, defence is going to be the name of the game today. With Marseille set to dictate proceedings and determine how this encounter shapes up, Brest will have to live with the fact that they’ll hardly get a look into the affair.
For the side, the only way they can salvage atleast a draw is by bolstering up their defence. It will require the midfield to put in a real shift today, not only breaking up play but also occulting passes with a string of tackles and blocks.
This gameplan will lead to the triad we have opted to be handed over a massive responsibility. All of Heriberto Tavares, Hianga Mbock and Franck Honorat will find a place in our side given their knowhow of curbing attacking plays.
Elsewhere, with five goals and three assists to his name in the bygone edition of the league, Morgan Samson will represent us from Marseille.
Although Marseille are reeling under a brunt of missing players, the side has a repertoire capable of making up for the missing names. And up against a side battered for four goals the last time around, Marseille can easily end up rattling Brest owing to the partnership we are venturing in from the side.
With five goals in the foregone edition of the league, Nemanja Radonjic will be inducted into our side for today along with Dario Benedetto who scored on 11 occasions for the club last season. Florian Thauvin finds a place in our ambit as well to bring down the curtains on our set of picks for the imminent tie.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Marseille’s top scorer last season, Dario will be our captain for the day while Nemanja is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gautier, Kamara, Amavi, Duje, Honorat, Tavares, Mbock, Sanson, Benedetto, Thauvin, Nemanja
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