Dijon vs Caen
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Kick-off at 20.05 UK/ 21.05 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard, Dijon.
Two teams with almost similar stats for this season battle it out in the Round of 16 of League Cup. Both Dijon and Caen occupy bottom berths of the Ligue 1. It’s quite unfortunate for them to be pitted against each other as most teams from Ligue 1 were paired with Ligue 2 teams.
Caen has a solid backline in the form of Guilbert, Baysse, Djiku and Mbengue. They are easily the top-rated players for the team this season . Their defence has been far better than their attackers. They have consistently struggled in front of the goal.
Naim Sliti and Julio Tavares are the prized possessions of Dijon. Tavares is the top scorer for them with three goals so far while Sliti is the top assist provider with two, along with Valentin Rosier.
Dijon comes after drawing against Monaco on the road. Mickael Alphonse and Mehdi Abeid scored for Dijon. A draw against Monaco would have been a great result, had it been a season ago. But against a Monaco side currently languishing at the 19th position in the table, the result is not that great.
Caen was unlucky to lose against a resilient Lille last week, just for one goal. That dropped points will sure be playing in the back of the players’ heads.
Dijon vs Caen Head-to-head (h2h)
Nine of the last ten victories have been for the home side when these teams locked horns.
Caen has just four wins in their last 28 matches.
Disregarding two losses against strong teams like Nice and Marseille, Dijon had a run of fourteen unbeaten matches, which also included a five-match winning streak.
Four of the last five victories at the Stade Gaston Gerard, have been four Dijon.
Dijon vs Caen Prediction
Dijon depend on their ability to convert set pieces and individual skills of the players to score goals. They like to attack through the middle as well as the left. They have developed an aggressive playing style. They need to improve in defending attacks through wings which the opponents usually try to take advantage of.
Caen are exceptional in stealing the ball from opposition and winning aerial duels. They like to play long balls and crosses too often. The players are usually fresh due to frequent rotations. They are very weak in defending set pieces and protecting their lead. They tend to commit fouls in dangerous areas.
Dijon are the slight favourites for this match owing to their home advantage and recent strong performances at home. Dijon understands that they don’t get many chances where they are the team tipped to win, and they take those chances wholeheartedly. They go all in for the win in those cases.
Caen have been particularly worse on the road. Without their performances at home, they would have been facing certain relegation by now.
Expect a hard-fought win for the home team. Goals would be scarce as these two teams of similar strength go at each other. A 1-0 win for the hosts is the most likely outcome of this game.
Dijon vs Caen Betting Tips
Dijon to win @ 2.15 (8/7)
Correct Score : 1-0, in favour of Dijon @ 7.00 (6/1)