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The Ligue 2 game at Stade Gaston Gérard on Monday sees hosts Dijon take on Sochaux.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Dijon v Sochaux can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Dijon are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Ligue 1 victory versus St Etienne.
In that game, Dijon managed 35% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Dijon was Aboubakar Kamara (39'). At the other end, AS Saint-Etienne had 19 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Matches involving Dijon have often been entertaining affairs recently with high scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 5 of these belonging to Dijon.
Since a losing effort in their last game against AJ Auxerre in Ligue 2 action, Sochaux will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Sochaux managed 39% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Sochaux was Bryan Lasme (43', 53'). For their opponents, AJ Auxerre got 22 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Gauthier Hein (48') and Rémy Dugimont (61', 64') scored for AJ Auxerre.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sochaux have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals in all. In defence, Les Lionceaux just haven’t been too solid at all. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 03/12/2011 shows that Dijon have won 3 of these and Sochaux 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 8 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them from Dijon and 3 for Les Lionceaux. That’s an average goals per game of 1.33.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 26 on 12/02/2016 which ended up with the score at Dijon 2-2 Sochaux.
The match was refereed by Oliver Thual.
Team News: Dijon
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the Dijon manager David Linarès to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Mickaël Le Bihan (Ankle Surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Sochaux
With a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Sochaux manager Omar Daf has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
In our opinion, Sochaux could find themselves up against it to breach the defence of this Dijon side who we think will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-0 winning margin for Dijon at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gaston Gérard (15,995)
Captain: Bruno Ecuele Manga
Chairman: Olivier Delcourt
Manager: David Linarès