Dijon vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston-Gerard (Dijon).
Dijon will try and catch their last train on Friday evening when they host Rennes in the first fixture of the Matchday No 33 in French Ligue 1. Les Rouges sit third from bottom (position which grants them a relegation play-off spot) with six games left to play. They are seven points shy of 17th-placed Amiens at the moment, meaning a win here is a must if they are to keep dreaming of avoiding that relegation play-off place. Also, Antoine Kombouare’s troops are just two points above rock-bottomed Caen and one point ahead of Guingamp in 19th.
Rennes sit right in the middle of the league ladder and practically have nowhere to go in remaining six rounds. The pressure-free state caused a less careful defensive approach and a streak of five consecutive matches without a victory in Ligue 1. Les Rouges et Noirs conceded three goals in each of matches against Angers (a 3-3 draw on the road) and Nimes (a 3-1 defeat also away from home). They fixed defensive holes last weekend, but failed to do much at the opposite end in a goalless draw to Nice at Roazhon Park.
Dijon vs Rennes: Head-to-head
Rennes were more successful in the history of head to head ties against Dijon.
Les Rouges et Noirs won four, drew two and lost two of eight meetings with Les Rouges.
However, Dijon won each of last two home clashes against Rennes in Ligue 1 (3-0 and 2-1).
Dijon vs Rennes: Prediction
Hosts will be much more motivated to snatch spoils here. They did well in past two home clashes against Rennes and they will come it this high on confidence after a pair of strong showings in past two rounds. Les Rouges shocked Olympique Lyon 1-3 on the road before playing a goalless draw to Amiens on the home patch.
Rennes lost four and drew two of past league games on the road. They conceded at least two goals in each of these matches. This is why the home win has to be the way to go here.
Dijon vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Dijon to win @ 2.75 (7/4)
Dijon Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).