Dijon vs Lille
KICK OFF: Saturday 20th oct 2018 | 20:00 CET
LIGUE 1 WK10 | STADE GASTON-GERARD
Dijon must address their goal-scoring issues to match the in-form visitors to get any kind of result
Having started the season on a high recording three consecutive wins, Dijon’s form has slumped, and they are now six games without a victory. In fact, they have scored just once in this winless streak. Much of their failure is due to the absence of menacing forward Julio Tavares, who remains sidelined by injury. Dijon have not found an ideal replacement to provide the goal threat, and they are likely going to struggle against their outstanding opponents.
Lille sank St. Etienne in their last match to go second in Ligue 1. Attackers Jonathan Bamba and Nicolas Pepe were on target, and it’s worth noting that the former is only trailing Neymar and Mbappe by just one goal in the scoring charts. Lille will be looking to hold onto second place, and their impressive form in front of goal will see goals in this one. Traditionally they also boast a dominant record against Dijon, so there is enough reason to believe Lille will claim a victory.
There’s a vast difference in quality between Dijon and Lille at the moment. Backing Lille to record a comfortable win is the wisest bet here.
Key Match Facts
- Dijon failed to score in their previous four games.
- Lille have averaged 1.89 goals per match this season.
- Lille’s Pepe has had a hand in 10 of the 17 goals scored by his side this season (6 goals, 4 assists).
Result Prediction: Lille win
Score Prediction: Pepe to score anytime