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Dijon vs Rennes Prediction & Betting tips
The 23rd round of the Ligue 1 kicks off Friday night in the Stade Gaston Gérard, where Dijon takes on Stade Rennes. The home team craves a win while the visitors smell odds to enter the top six.
After a good first half of the season, this calendar year is still going downhill with Dijon. In the Coupe de France, Strasbourg proved to be too strong after the extra time and in the league a point was made against last minute Metz, before losing 8-0 from PSG and again from Strasbourg. The 3-2 defeat against Strasbourg last weekend was obviously not the result that was hoped for in the mustard city, but still showed the team to be able to repack. After quickly falling a 2-0 deficit, Dijon went back to 2-2 in the first half, and then had to swallow the 3-2 in the second half.
With no less than eleven countergames from 2 matches, there is clearly something wrong in Dijon’s defense. A possible cause of this is that the division of tasks is not entirely clear, as was evident from the game of, among others, Oussama Haddadi. The 25-year-old Tunisian was not the most stable factor on the side of Dijon in the match against PSG and Haddadi also faced Strasbourg in both positive and negative terms. He scored his first goal in Ligue 1, but also produced two penalties.
After first having won from Lille, Stade Rennes also won from Angers last week, but it was not easy. Stade Rennes had more than seventy per cent of the ball possession but barely managed to create chances against the tough defending Angers, not even after Angers had to go on with a man less than forty minutes. In the second half, Angers even managed to create more and better chances than Stade Rennes playing in his own stadium. A utilized penalty from Benjamin Bourigeaud in the final phase, the only goal of the match, finally gave Stade Rennes the three points.
A remarkable statistic for Sabri Lamouchi’s team is the effective power in the second half. No less than twenty of the 27 goals fell in the second half, including the last thirteen. Last season, Stade Rennes scored 36 goals in total, of which 23 in the last 45 minutes, but this season the effect is even stronger. Apparently, Lamouchi has managed to prepare his team on a conditional and / or mental level in such a way that in the second half they can give something extra to the opponent.
Dijon vs Rennes head to head matches
25.10.17 COU Dijon Rennes 1 : 2
19.08.17 L1 Rennes Dijon 2 : 2
11.03.17 L1 Rennes Dijon 1 : 1
24.09.16 L1 Dijon Rennes 3 : 0
20.05.12 L1 Rennes Dijon 5 : 0