OL-Brest: OL hope for a successful start to the season
With an intense preseason having just concluded against Porto, Peter Bosz’s men are just days away from a return to league action. Things kick off Saturday at 5 p.m. with a visit from Stade Brestois at the Groupama Stadium, marking the team's return to competition; the first round of league action has generally been a successful one for the club over the past two decades.
OL's last defeat in an opening match dates back to the 2003-2004 season, a narrow 1-0 loss away to Lille, even as the first round of last season, played against Montpellier was a loss after having been postponed past the second round, a win against Dijon. Even more impressive, however, are their statistics in first matches played at home.
The last home loss dates back to the 1999-2000 season. Too, despite an impressive 4-1 victory against Dijon last season in the team's opening match, the Lyonnais saw what had been a very impressive run end, as the club had kept a clean sheet in every first match played at home since the 2000-2001 season, which saw a 2-2 draw against Rennes. Let’s hope that OL can get back into all of their "back-to-school" habits!