Lorient vs Dijon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Lorient suffered a serious blow losing by four goals to Monaco at Louis II last weekend. The team led by Bernard Casoni thus failed to back up a marvellous start to the new year as they managed to fight to a 3-1 home win over Guingamp two weeks ago. Abdul Waris has opened the year in terrific shape and he will be the man to look after this Saturday against Dijon.
Waris bagged a brace in the win over Guingamp to increase his Ligue 1 tally to six goals since the start of the campaign. It was the 4th consecutive win on home court for Les Merlus, but they are still on the foot of the league standings.
Dijon have been enjoying a decent shape at the start of the new season themselves. They are yet to suffer a defeat in 2017, but they have not been impressive up front either. Dall’Oglio’s side is yet to claim the first win on the road in the season as they conceded at least two goals in three of their last five away days.
Lorient vs Dijon: Head-to-Head Stats
The away teams did not score a single goal in each of the last seven head to head encounters between the two teams. Lorient have the opportunity to level the score and make it three wins, draws and losses each as the teams will face each other for the 9th time in history. The first match of this season has seen Dijon taking a narrow 1-0 win on home ground.
Lorient vs Dijon: Prediction
We can easily see the hosts maintaining the fine home form and picking up the fifth straight win at Stade Yves Allanmait-Le Moustoir. The bookmakers will pay 21/20 on the home win be. For the even more adventurous, Lorient to win & BTTS is priced up at 11/4. It is a worthy longshot if we know that Lorient conceded a goal in each of the four wins on home court.
Lorient vs Dijon: Betting Tips
Home win at 21/20 (2.05)
Lorient to win & BTTS 11/4 (3.75).