Dijon vs Rennes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 24th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard (Dijon).
Life at the top is hard and Dijon is finding that out quickly enough. After 6 games they have just 1 win and are in 19th place on 4 points.
They went down predictably to PSG but at least the score was fairly respectable losing 3-0 in Paris. The good news was the statistics and seeing that Dijon had the same shots on target as PSG with four apiece.
At home Dijon have won 1, lost 1 and drawn 1. Rennes got a great victory over Marseille 3-2 in their last game and is a very strong team at least when they play in front of their home fans. However away from home is a different story they have yet to win.
However Rennes has had to face both Nice and Monaco on their travels, Dijon at least on paper represents an easier challenge.
Dijon vs Rennes: Head to Head Stats
The two clubs have only met twice and it isn’t easy reading for Dijon where they conceded 10 goals in two games. The last meeting here took place in 2011 where Rennes ran out 5-1 winners. Each game then has seen at least more than 4.5 goals.
Dijon vs Rennes: Prediction
Despite Dijon’s less than great start, it seems clear that when they face a decent team at home their performance rises. Just look at their one and only win 4-2 over Lyon for evidence. The team are creating chances which are very positive.
Rennes can’t be judged too harshly on their away performances- this game could well finish in a draw. We shouldn’t take Rennes’ previous big scores too seriously, it was too long ago and these two sides have hardly ever played each other.
Dijon vs Rennes: Bet Tips
Handicap Rennes +1 goal at 1/2 (1.50)
Correct score 1-1 at Half Time at 15/2 (8.50).
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