Metz – Dijon : Preview & Prediction
The home team is currently in 19th place with 6 points earned after 1 win and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Nantes by (1-0). In the last match, lost out to Saint Étienne by (3-1).
In this competition, he has lost the last 4 games that he played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 9 games in this competition. In 9 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 5 matches played at home in all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Metz have been playing poorly in the French Championship, accumulating defeat after defeat and needing recovery to avoid a likely relegation at the end of the season. The team is characterized by a rather inefficient attack that has scored only 4 goals and is the worst in Ligue 1, while the defense has 17 goals, the second more leaked and these figures help explain the terrible current campaign. Playing at home, such as Saturday’s clash, Metz have the worst campaign of the national without a point even conquered after 4 games and it is worth mentioning that it is the team that scored the least and most suffered goals in this type of situation. For the confrontation against Dijon, the coach Hinschberger counts on the important return of the side Assou Ekotto that fulfilled suspension in the last round.
The visiting team is currently in 18th place with 6 points, after 1 win, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Strasbourg by (1-1). In the last match, lost at home to Paris Saint Germain by (1-2). In the championship, Dijon won 2 points in 12 chances, after 2 draws and 2 losses in their last 4 away games.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 4 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded at least one goal in each of the last 9 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 9 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since 15 of his last 23 games ended with more than 2.5 goals. This is a team that scores a few times first: just opened the scoring in 2 of their last 9 games for Ligue 1, of those 2 reached the break in advantage in 1 and won in the late 90 ‘in 1. In 9 games in this competition , suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 5 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
As well as his next opponent, Dijon have been performing far below expectations in Ligue 1, have not won for five matches and need to seek recovery to try to get away from the last few places. The big problem so far has been poor defensive performance, having conceded 19 goals and is the worst attack of the French Championship, while the attack has scored 11 goals and is the ninth most positive of the competition. Playing away from home, such as Saturday’s clash, Dijon has not yet won after 4 matches and it is worth mentioning that he has an average of 2.5 goals conceded per game in this type of situation. For the confrontation against Metz, the coach Oliver Dall’Oglio counts on the return of the defender Yamberé who fulfilled suspension in the last game.
Metz – Dijon : Betting Tips
Metz and Dijon meet at Stade Saint-Symphorien in a 10-round Ligue 1 game. At this stage, the record of direct matches indicates a balance between these two teams as there have been 2 wins for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 02-02-2017, in a game for the Ligue 1 that ended the victory of Metz by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by I. Sarr (46 ‘) and C. Diabaté (66’) for Metz and C. Varrault (78 ‘) for Dijon.
Metz – Win Odds: 2.65
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.70
Under 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70