Dijon vs Lens
French Ligue 1 Play-offs
Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston-Gerard (Dijon).
Kwon Chang-Hoon bagged a late equalizer on Thursday night to give Dijon a psychological advantage coming into the reverse fixture of the French Ligue 1 play-offs on Sunday evening at Stade Gaston-Gerard.
The first game offered an evenly-matched contest which ended up in a 1-1 draw leaving things wide open ahead of the return tie at the weekend.
Lens thus maintained their unbeaten record making it six successive outings without a defeat. They stunned the likes of Paris and Troyes on travels to reach the final stage of the promotional play-offs.
Can Sang et Or complete the process and make another upset against an even stronger opposition here?
Dijon vs Lens: Head-to-head
It’s been three years since these two teams last battled it out.
As many as four of their past five head to head meetings ended without a winner and each of these draws saw goals scored at both ends.
Dijon will rely heavily on the tradition in hoe matches against Sang et Or.
The Mustards won three and drew one of four home meetings with Lens conceding no more than two goals in the process.
Dijon vs Lens: Prediction
The home court advantage might just play a big role for Antoine Kombouare’s men here. Dijon enjoyed a stellar form in front of their fans in the finish of the regular season. They go into this on the back of three consecutive wins in their own backyard in Ligue 1. The Mustards scored an impressive seven-goal tally in the process.
Lens’ defensive line will thus face a serious test here. They did well to hold the likes of Paris and Troyes defensively so far in the play-offs, but Dijon are at a higher level and they did win three on the bounce at home in the elite class after all.
We expect a close game which might be decided by one goal. Both managers have a strong potential in the final third and given four of last five H2H games these two likes played produced goals at both ends, backing the both teams to score option alongside the home win is our top betting recommendation here.