Dijon will visit Stade Yves Allainmat on Sunday for the Ligue 1 clash with home team FC Lorient.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the FC Lorient v Dijon game - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Lorient will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Ligue 1 losing effort in their last game against Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, FC Lorient had 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for FC Lorient was Terem Moffi (23'). Girondins de Bordeaux had 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Rémi Oudin (13', 43') was the scorer for Girondins de Bordeaux.
Fixtures with FC Lorient have proved to be entertaining affairs lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of those belonging to Les Merlus.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Lorient:
- have left without a victory over Dijon in their previous 5 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
In their previous fixture, Dijon drew 0-0 in the Ligue 1 tie with Marseille.
In that match, Dijon had 41% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Marseille got 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the previous six games featuring Dijon, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a mere 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Dijon standing at 0.67. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Their past results show that Dijon:
- remain unbeaten by FC Lorient when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 17/02/2006 tells us that FC Lorient have won 1 of these games and Dijon 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 9 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 3 of them for Les Merlus and 6 for Dijon. The average goals per game has been 1.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 01/11/2020 when the final score was Dijon 0-0 FC Lorient.
That time, Dijon managed 53% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, FC Lorient got 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Aurélien Petit.
Team News: FC Lorient
FC Lorient manager Christophe Pélissier does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Dijon
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Dijon boss David Linarès doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
When taking all factors into account, Dijon would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this FC Lorient outfit, although it isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede.
We reckon that it will be a close game with a 2-1 victory for FC Lorient at the end of the match. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Yves Allainmat (18,970)
Captain: Fabien Lemoine
Chairman: Loïc Féry
Manager: Christophe Pélissier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
🔑 Key Player: Yoane Wissa
Generally playing in the Striker position, Yoane Wissa was born in France. After having played his first senior match for Angers SCO in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 19 appearances.