Dijon vs Monaco
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th January 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard (Dijon)
We have quite a game here on Saturday evening to get excited about when 18th placed Dijon will take on 19th placed Monaco.
Dijon are just 1 point from safety and can put some distance between themselves and the visitors with a win here. In midweek Dijon got a fantastic result in the Coupe de France as they beat Saint Etienne 6-3 away from home in an incredible game.
Of course, focus has to switch to this very important game. Recent form is very poor where the club have no wins in their last 4 matches and that includes losing 3 of those. Their last league game ended in a 1-0 loss against Bordeaux.
The good news is that recent home form has been good where they have gone the last 3 games undefeated.
Could it get much worse for Monaco? Last weekend they were destroyed 5-1 at home against Strasbourg. In the Coupe de France Monaco played at home against Ligue 2 side Metz and were knocked out losing 3-1. It has been a nightmare for coach Thierry Henry who has a win rate of just 20%.
Recent away form has been decent though where the club have picked up 7 points from their last available 12. Their last away game ended in a 1-1 draw with Marseille.
Dijon vs Monaco: Head to Head
Earlier this season the clubs drew 2-2.
The last time Monaco played here in 2017 they won 4-1.
In the last 8 meetings Dijon have no wins and have not beaten Monaco this century.
4 of the last 5 games have ended with both teams to score.
Dijon vs Monaco: Prediction
On paper Monaco have the better side but they have been very poor this season.
It is clear that Henry wanted to save his star signing Cesc Fabregas for the league and he should play from the kick off.
This will be a very interesting game given that Dijon have a decent recent home form and Monaco are not too bad on the road lately.
We are going to opt for Monaco to get the win, they have been playing better than some of their results have showed, and this is a massive game for them.
If they lose this Henry may lose his job. We must remember also that Monaco do have a superb record against Dijon.
Dijon vs Monaco: Betting Tips
Monaco to beat Dijon at 2.30 (13/10)
Both teams to score at 1.70 (7/10).