Dijon vs Angers Prediction and Betting Preview 22 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-1
Dijon vs Angers PredictionReady to get their 2020/2021 league campaign up and running, Dijon will entertain Angers when both sides clash at the Stade Gaston Gerard on Saturday evening, both sides tussling for bragging rights and more importantly, maximum points.
Match status: 2020/21 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 1
Kick-off:
Venue: Stade Gaston Gérard (Dijon)
Flirting with relegation for most parts of last term, Dijon managed to pull off a survival miracle before the season was curtailed in March. Touted by the media as favorites for the drop, head coach Stephane Jobard’s job was pretty clear – maintaining the club’s top-flight status.

Involved in a heated relegation battle with the likes of Nimes, Amiens and Toulouse, Les Hiboux ultimately escaped the drop-zone. With 30 points from 28 games, Jobard’s men were guaranteed another season in the French Ligue 1.

Meanwhile, Angers were the top of the pops in the division, finishing eleventh on the log, just one-point shy of top-half. As we brace ourselves for another year of non-stop French footballing action, Les Scoistes will be hoping to pick from where they left off last term.

Dijon vs Angers Team News

Following a successful battle against the drop last season, Dijon’s aim once again will be distancing themselves from any relegation-related talk. For that, Jobard will need all hands-on deck as they plot a strong league run that will see them retain their Ligue 1 status.

Surely, this will be a huge challenge for Les Hiboux, a side that have been philandering about the drop-zone for the past two seasons. Seeing them on the Ligue 1 schedule list is still something of a shock given their struggles with top-flight football.

Prior to FFP’s abrupt end to the 2019/2020 season, Dijon made light work of basement club Toulouse via a rather hard-fought 2-1 win. That huge win ultimately brought a humiliating five-game winless run to a halt, much to the delight of the club supporters.

Raring to get on the pitch this weekend for their fifth consecutive season in the French Ligue 1, Dijon will be looking to mark their first game with a win over Angers on home turf. Interestingly, the Owls are sporting a pretty decent record at this venue.

At the Stade Gaston Gerard, Dijon have now tasted defeat in their previous 12 league games, showing their credentials on home turf. While at it, they have also been in good goalscoring form here, not failing to hit the target since September 2019.

As for their pre-season campaign, the Owls were in terrible form, losing two from four friendly fixtures, most notably a surprise defeat to Ligue 2 side Lens. Angers, on the other hand, finished 11th last season, a slight improvement from their 13th place finish in the 2018/2019 season.

Moulin’s charges ended the previous campaign on a high with three consecutive victories over Brest, Montpellier and Nantes. Also, Angers enjoyed a great run of friendly fixtures without disruptions – the highlight of which was a 1-0 win over Saint-Etienne last time out.

Surely, Le SCO will be itching to return to the pitch this Saturday to extend their winning run over Dijon to four on the bounce. Also, they have succumbed to defeat against Jobard’s men only thrice since 2004.

Injured or Suspended Players

Dijon: Alfred Gomis, Yassine Benzia, Mama Balde and Senou Coulibaly.

Angers: Rayan Ait Nouri.

Pre-Match Odds

Dijon: 2.82
Draw: 3.195
Angers: 2.87

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


Who will win the match?

Dijon vs Angers Predictions

Both sides have every reason to be optimistic ahead of this opening fixture. Given it’s a new season, the two clubs will set their sights on getting off to a flyer. While Dijon have been outstanding on home turf, Angers’ are in red-hot form heading here.

However, the hosts are nursing a couple of high-profile injuries. Also, the visitors get the nod when it comes to h2h encounters. As such, we expect Angers to secure victory here, perhaps scrapping really hard to post all three points.
Our Betting Tip:
Angers Draw No Bet @ 2.01
Correct Score:
Dijon 1-2 Angers @ 10.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.06
Match Winner:
Angers Win @ 2.88
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.49
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.51
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