Dijon – Metz : Preview & Prediction
Dijon and Metz play at the Stade Gaston Gérard in a match of the 20th round of Ligue 1. In the last confrontation between these teams in this competition on 21-10-2017, Dijon won away by (1-2). At this stage, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time they met in this stadium was on 17-09-2016, in a match for Ligue 1 that ended in a draw for (0-0). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Dijon
The home team is currently in 10th place with 24 points earned after 7 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home to Lille by (3-0). In the last match, lost out to Angers by (2-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 29 conceded, against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 home defeats, with 20 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last game they played, for the Coupe de France, lost with Strasbourg off by (3-2) after overtime. In the last 10 home games for the league, Dijon has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 19 points out of 30.
In this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 victories in the last matches at home. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 7 of his last 10 games by the competition finished with More of 2.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard.
The Dijon has been doing a French Championship only medium, is in the middle of the qualifying table and needs to start to present greater regularity, since it has alternating good and bad results. The team is characterized by a good quality attack that scored 28 goals and is the fifth most positive of the national, but on the other hand, the defense suffered 33 goals and is the second most leaked, demonstrating the great imbalance between the two sectors. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, Dijon are the third team to win the most in Ligue 1 with 6 wins in 10 games, 5 of them in the last 5 home matches and it is worth mentioning that scored at least 3 goals in the last 4 games as the principal. For the match against Metz, coach Oliver Dall’Oglio will not be able to count on defender Lang for suspension.
After 3 wins, 2 draws and 14 losses, the visiting team is in 20th place, having won 11 points. In the last match, they beat Strasbourg at home (3-0), after having won in the previous match in a game against Montpellier (1-3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Dunkerque by (2-4). In the league, Metz had 7 points in 27 chances, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses in the last 9 games they played as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 4 of their last 9 games by the competition finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 19 games in this competition, suffered the first goal 13 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Metz have been disastrous in the French Championship where they are 7 points shy of the last but they have won their last two games and want to maintain a good phase to reduce the gap to the teams outside the relegation zone. The team faces serious problems both in the offensive and defensive systems, having scored only 13 goals, being the second worst attack of the national, and conceded 34 goals, having the defense more leaked, problems that need to be corrected urgently to try to avoid the reduction at the end of the season. Playing away from home, such as Saturday’s clash, Metz have the fourth worst Ligue 1 campaign and it is worth noting that it is the fourth team to have scored the least as a visitor with only 6 hits in 9 games. For the clash against Dijon, coach Frederic Hantz has no problems with the team that beat Strasbourg in the last round and must repeat the lineup.
Dijon – Metz : Betting Tips
Dijon – Win Odds: 1.85
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70