Dijon vs Bordeaux
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard (Dijon).
Dijon will be looking to get themselves some points as they have started the season poorly and lost their opening two games. Their first game ended in a 2-1 defeat at home to Saint Etienne and they followed that up with a dull 1-0 loss away to Toulouse.
Dijon really struggled last season and were lucky to stay up, and it feels even at this early stage of the campaign that they could be amongst the strugglers once more. They will be relying on the excellent Julio Tavares up front, who has saved them many times and he will need to start scoring goals soon.
Bordeaux have looked weaker by each season this decade so maybe it was no surprise that they started the season with a loss against Angers at Stade Raymond Kopa, that game ended 3-1, and when Bordeaux returned home a result was expected. What happened is that they drew the game 1-1 against an out of sorts Montpellier, whilst it was nice to get a point on the board, the opportunity felt like a loss as they had been the better team.
Dijon vs Bordeaux: Head to Head
The last time the teams played here Bordeaux came away with a 1-0 win.
Dijon have only won 1 game at home v Bordeaux in the last 4 meetings.
The last 3 meetings have all ended in Under 1.5 goals.
Dijon vs Bordeaux: Prediction
There isn’t much between these two teams in terms of quality so this should be a close match but we will side with Dijon to get the victory. We think it is time for Tavares to step up and make this difficult for Bordeaux.
As an away team, Bordeaux do like coming to this stadium, but Dijon have played some good football last time they were at home, and created chances and many feel they have simply been unlucky, if they are going to start winning games surely it will start at home and they do face a team struggling for some confidence.
Dijon vs Bordeaux: Bet Tips
Dijon to beat Bordeaux at 2.63 (13/8)
Anytime goalscorer: Julio Tavares (Dijon) at 3.20 (11/5).