Dijon vs Guingamp
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Stade Gaston-Gerard (Dijon).
Guingamp have finally earned a league point as they held Nice to a goalless draw on Saturday and they now travel to similarly struggling Dijon in hope they can bag their first win since September and catch up with the rivals just outside relegation zone – currently sitting rock-bottomed with just eight to their name.
Dijon have seen a goalless draw against Bordeaux and a more thrilling 2-2 draw at Toulouse since late November, which will have them just as hopeful they can build on their tally here. They’ve finally found the net too as Aguerd and Abeid netted in Toulouse but failing to do so in three of the last five home outings will be more worrying.
EAG have, interestingly, proven themselves a tough nut to break on the road and Vincent Rautureau’s men have held out to some deadlocks along the way. Still, they have a -20 goal difference and have a lot to prove if they’re to escape relegation, where the battle for survival looks set to be thrilling as they lag five points almost midway through the campaign.
Dijon vs Guingamp: Head-to-head
Dijon have earned a 3-1 win over the rivals in their last clash here in May 2018.
The Reds have thus turned the overall head-to-head records their way too, with six wins, seven draws, and five losses so far!
Guingamp have last earned a win here back in 2009 and this doesn’t feel as promising either.
Dijon vs Guingamp: Prediction
We will now back Dijon to hold off the struggling rivals but we don’t see them turning it their way either, as we stick our necks out for a Draw priced at 3.25. We have seen both sides struggling to turn clashes their way and this could prove costly at Stade Gaston-Gerard too.
With both sides’ struggles to score goals on the regular, we’re now also going for a low-scoring clash on Wednesday with Under 2.5 goals FT looking a generous banker bet at 1.72! We expect a tight battle for all-important points and the high stakes could also have us seeing few all-out attacks here.
Dijon vs Guingamp: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.25 (9/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)