The hosts sit in 10th place, one point and one position behind their upcoming opponents, but are on a very impressive run of form.
To slightly twist a much-overused cliche, Brest have certainly produced a season of two halves to this point.
Les Pirates struggled badly at the start of the campaign, with six draws and six losses from their first 12 games, before finally earning a first win of the season at Halloween.
That 2-0 victory at home to Monaco sparked something within the squad seemingly, though, as they have won every game since.
Triumphs over the struggling trio of Lorient, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne were not totally unexpected, but there was also the 4-0 thrashing of high-flying Lens in mid-November and another shock last weekend.
Montpellier have also shown some decent form, although they have been far less consistent and somewhat all or nothing in recent weeks.
They have won five of their last eight games, but lost the other three - it is now over two months since their last draw - and continue to fluctuate around a tightly-packed midtable.
La Paillade come into this game on the back of two victories in the space of four days, however, as they followed up their 3-1 win away at Metz with a narrow triumph over 18th-placed Clermont.
Elye Wahi's very well-taken goal in the 28th minute was enough to secure the three points and move the club to within two points of the European spots.
They come up against a side who will likely feel that they can beat anyone at the moment, though, even if they have not managed a win in this fixture during the last six meetings.
Montpellier find themselves in a very similar situation to their opponents with one suspension and three injuries.
Brest possible starting lineup:
Bizot; Pierre-Gabriel, Brassier, Herelle, Duverne; Faivre, Magnetti, Belkebla, Honorat; Le Douaron, Mounie
Montpellier HSC possible starting lineup:
Omlin; Sambia, Cozza, Sakho, Ristic; Ferri, Chotard; Wahi, Savanier, Mavididi; Germain
We say: Brest 2-2 Montpellier HSC
With both teams high on confidence and both managers well-versed in the ways of the opposition, this game is a tricky one to call. It could go either way but we are backing a high-scoring draw considering both sides have scored 25 this season and conceded a fair few too.
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