Dijon vs Saint Etienne
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 10th August 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard (Dijon)
Dijon were hit and miss last season and ended up being lucky to survive the league, but they did and now they will want to have a more consistent season as they kick start their campaign at home against Saint Etienne.
The Mustards as they are known have brought in mostly free transfers and there doesn’t seem to be a big improvement on their squad. They have spent just 2m this summer which was for Bruno Manga to play in defence and he came from Cardiff. Unfortunate for the fans is that the club have been selling some of their better talent letting the likes of Wesley Said leave and it has raised 22m, it’s just that at this current time that hasn’t been reinvested in the club.
Saint Etienne had a successful season and reached the Europa League and they have purchased Denis Bouanga and Zaydou Youssouf amongst others spending 13m so far. At the same time they have sold William Saliba for 30m to Arsenal but the good news there is the youngster was loaned straight back and he is one to watch for the future and the club will be happy to keep him for another season.
Dijon vs Saint Etienne: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Saint Etienne.
From the last 9 meetings between the teams Dijon have just 1 win and that was not in the league.
The last 3 meetings at Dijon have all ended with the same correct score of 1-0 to Saint Etienne.
Dijon vs Saint Etienne: Prediction
Saint Etienne have a great record coming here and there is nothing to suggest that they can’t keep this up. Dijon really struggled last season and have lost more players and not really filled those gaps up with quality. Besides, the hosts have a solid team and we do think this could be a banker out of all of the Ligue 1 games this weekend.
The only small doubt is first games of the season can sometimes throw up surprises so perhaps the stake shouldn’t be as high as it could. But a home win all round. The away side are also a great price to win.
Dijon vs Saint Etienne: Bet Tips
Saint Etienne to beat Dijon at 2.10 (11/10).