Dijon v Saint-Etienne Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2019-02-22

International Football Tips

DIJON v SAINT-ETIENNE
Ligue 1
Friday 22nd February 2019
Kickoff: 1800hrs
Pick: Saint-Etienne AH0
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.65 (odds taken at 09:40 GMT, 21 Feb 2019)

The Frenbch top flight returns on Friday night with action from Ligue 1 as strugglers Dijon play host to high-flying Saint-Etienne as the betting tips continue at the Stade Gaston-Gérard in Dijon as the hosts look to break a run of dismal defeats.

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Dijon Prediction

Dijon currently sit third from bottom in Ligue 1 in the relegation play-off spot ahead of Friday night’s clash with Saint-Etienne, and confidence amongst the Dijon camp is likely to be fragile at best as the hosts have lost six of their last eight matches overall in the French top flight.

Losses to Rennes, Saint-Etienne (3-0 away from home), Bordeaux, Angers, Marseille and Nimes has prevented Antoine Kombouare’s side from pulling away from the relegation battle they find themselves in, and with the recent resurgence of relegation rivals, Monaco, after the departure of former boss Thierry Henry, Dijon are now under pressure to start getting results and quick.

Recent form at their Stade Gaston-Gérard though has been encouraging as they recently put together a four-match unbeaten run on home soil which included wins over Guingamp and Monaco, but these two teams currently sit in the bottom five of Ligue 1.

A visit from Saint-Etienne is therefore likely to be a tough test for the hosts who possess an ordinary home record of 3-2-6 10/18 and have lost all three of their encounters against teams in the top five of the division.

 

Key-Facts – Dijon v Saint-Etienne

  • Dijon have lost 6 of their last 8 matches in Ligue 1
  • Dijon have lost all 3 of their home matches against top 5 opposition in Ligue 1
  • Saint-Etienne have won the last 3 encounters away at Dijon

 

Saint-Etienne Prediction

Saint-Etienne have also had their problems in recent weeks as the visitors have managed to gain just one win from their last five matches in Ligue 1 which was a 2-1 home win over Strasbourg, but having lost three of these last five matches with defeats to Lyon, Rennes and PSG, the visitors are in danger of losing out on a Europa League qualifying spot.

The visitors have also posted just one away win from their last eight matches on their travels which was a 1-0 win at bottom club Guingamp, but defeats at Lille, Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes have slowed down Saint-Etienne’s progress on the road.

An away record of 2-5-5 11/20 is poor by any team’s standards, especially one that harbours ambitions of a top five finish this season, but it’s worth noting that two of the aforementioned four losses were against teams sitting in the top three of Ligue 1 (namely, Lille and Lyon).

The visitors possess dangerous striker Khazri (12 goals) along with forwards Diony (5 goals) and Beric (3 goals) and they should ensure Saint-Etienne at least avoid defeat here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Dijon have been ordinary at home while Saint-Etienne have also failed to impress on their travels, but Saint-Etienne with the draw no bet option here looks a solid play.


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