Nancy vs Dijon
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 19th November 2016
Kick off at 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine.
Nancy will play host to newly promoted Dijon on Saturday evening with both teams needing all three points. Nancy are 19th and were showing signs of life with a draw and a win before being blown out of the water by Monaco in a 6-0 drubbing. Now we must see if the team can take the loss on the chin and realise they went down against a possible league winner or if their confidence has sunk once more.
Dijon has done very well passing expectations up in 11th place. But it is their consistency that has been the real surprise, unbeaten in their last six games. The club won’t mind that 4 of those matches were draws. The job on hand is getting points each week and if Dijon continues like this their fear of going straight back down should be forgotten about.
At home Nancy has the worst record with just 1 win from six matches but the good news is that their fortune might be changing given that win came in their last home match against tricky Caen.
Dijon have yet to win away and have scored just 2 goals on the road, they will like to think that they could add to this against Nancy.
Nancy vs Dijon: Head to Head Stats
From their five matches played since 2000 at Nancy, Dijon has won just once back in 2011. Otherwise this has been a fixture mostly under Nancy’s control. Nancy ran out 3-1 winners last season in Ligue 2 and at Dijon the score was 0-0.
Nancy vs Dijon: Prediction
Nancy are having a terrible season but have improved at home and if there is one team that they will feel confident at beating it is Dijon who of course they played against a few times in Ligue 2. We’re going to go for the straight home win here. Small stakes also on Nancy’s Alou Diarra, he may be a midfielder but he’s scored on Nancy’s last two home visits.
Nancy vs Dijon: Betting Tips
Nancy to beat Dijon at 6/5 (2.20)
Anytime goalscorer: Alou Diarra (Nancy) at 9/2 (5.50).