Dijon – Caen : Preview & Prediction
Dijon and Caen play at the Stade Gaston Gérard in a 27-round Ligue 1 game. In the final clash between these teams in this competition on 09-09-2017, Caen won at home (2-1). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there were 3 draws and 1 victory for each team of the last 5 times that they met. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 13th and 12th of the overall standings, in fact this is a clash between the 4th place in home games and the 13th as a visitor.
Analysis of Dijon
After 9 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 13th place, having won 32 points. In the last match, they drew with Troyes away by (0-0), after in the previous game to have lost out in a game against Monaco, by (4-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 26 points in their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded, against 6 points out, where they scored 12 goals and suffered 35. In the last 10 home games for the championship, the Dijon scoring 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 23 points out of 30.
In this competition, he has not lost in his stadium for 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 9 of his last 13 games by the competition finished with More of 2.5 goals. In 26 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 15 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Dijon return to play at home for the French Championship after two consecutive away from their fans, having the chance to score their third consecutive victory as principal and thus make up for the poor performance that has been taking place outside the home. In the last round, the team played a very balanced game against Troyes, and although it did a good offensive action, it was not able to pierce the defensive blocking opponents, but it started a goalless draw. This was the first of eight games in which the team did not concede, which shows the inconsistency of their defensive system, which is the most leaked of the competition. Playing in their domains, the club owns the fourth best campaign, and in that condition only failed to take the zero of the score on one occasion. The 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 have been the most used schemes by the coach, who should have no problem climbing the initial eleven.
Analysis of Caen
After 9 wins, 5 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is in 12th place, having won 32 points. In the last match, they drew with Rennes at home (2-2), after their previous match drew away in a game against Guingamp (0-0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 21 points, against only 11 in their games as a visitor. In the last 10 away games, Caen have 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 defeats, having won 8 points out of 30. In the matches played out in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 6 of his 14 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 9 of their last 12 games by the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 26 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 12 matches played as a visitor to this competition: scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Caen appear to have started a recovery period in the French championship, but they are not in a big moment yet, as they only have one win in the last five matches and now have two draws in a row. The last of them came at home to Rennes in a game where they had more possession and finished more than the opponent, but without much efficiency, thus only in equality. The numbers of the competition reveal that the offensive sector has been the big problem of the team, since today it is the worst of the competition, having stopped to shake the adversary network in twelve occasions. Another weakness of the club is the exchange of passes, which has the second highest average error in the championship. The coach has often altered the team’s tactical system, which should not have major changes.
Dijon – Caen : Betting Tips
Dijon – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.70
UNDER 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70