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Brest head to Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Dijon.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Dijon v Brest are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
Dijon won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-1 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Lyon.
In that game, Dijon managed 36% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Dijon, the goals were scored by Aurélien Scheidler (14') and Wesley Lautoa (45' Own goal). Olympique Lyonnais had 27 attempts at goal with 12 of them on target. Memphis Depay (39', 45', 66') scored for Lyon.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Dijon have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Dijon have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 13 goals along the way.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Marseille in Ligue 1 competition, Brest will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Brest managed 58% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Brest, goals were scored by Romain Faivre (45') and Gaëtan Charbonnier (89'). For their opponents, Marseille got 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Florian Thauvin (20') and Duje Ćaleta-Car (27', 80') scored for Marseille.
The stats tell the story, and Brest have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 13 goals in all. In defence, Les Ty' Zefs certainly have room for improvement. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Pre-game facts show that Brest:
- have left without a victory over Dijon FCO when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 13/12/2014 shows that Dijon have won 3 of these & Brest 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 10 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Dijon and 3 created by Les Ty' Zefs. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league fixture between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 22 on 01/02/2020 when it ended Dijon 3-0 Brest.
In that game, Dijon had 46% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Goals were scored by Mama Baldé (3', 20') and Stephy Mavididi (77').
Brest got 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Oliver Thual.
Team News: Dijon
Dijon manager Stéphane Jobard doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game with a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
It’s our opinion that Dijon may well kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation, utilising Alfred Gomis, Fouad Chafik, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Wesley Lautoa, Ahmad Ngouyamsa, Jordan Marié, Didier Ibrahim Ndong, Eric Ebimbe, Mounir Chouiar, Romain Amalfitano and Aurélien Scheidler.
Team News: Brest
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s just the one fitness issue for the Brest boss Olivier Dall’Oglio to be concerned about. Denys Bain (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We reckon that Les Ty' Zefs might make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation with a starting lineup of Gautier Larsonneur, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel, Jean-Kevin Duverne, Ludovic Baal, Romain Perraud, Ibrahima Diallo, Haris Belkebla, Franck Honorat, Gaetan Charbonnier, Romain Faivre and Irvin Cardona.
We’ve got the feeling that Brest will likely create enough chances to find the net against this Dijon side, although it is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a 2-1 victory for Dijon at the end of the match. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gaston Gérard (15,995)
Captain: Julio Tavarès
Chairman: Olivier Delcourt
Manager: Stéphane Jobard
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 18