Dijon vs Monaco by Lucien
Dijon was really close to get a victory, more than surprising one, away from home against Bordeaux last weekend, but the team paid huge price of lack of concentration in last moments of the game conceding two goals in last four minutes. It was fairly open game from both sides, where the visitors took the lead first in 44th minute with a goal from Abeid, but Rolan leveled up just few moments into the second half.
Tavares re-installed the lead in 62nd minute for the visiting side, while Bordeaux looked more dominant from that moment on and sealed the victory in last moments of the match, even though the draw would have probably been a bit more fairer outcome. After such a tragic development, the team remained without a victory in last four matches in Ligue 1, remaining on fourteenth position with fourteen points, just a point more than red zone placed Nancy.
Dijon will be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Sammaritano and Tavares on the wings, plus Diony as central striker. Defensive midfielder Mehdi Abeid (11/1) is suspended for this one, while the home team continues to miss central midfielder Marvin Martin (1/0) and defensive midfielder Florent Balmont (8/0) due injuries. Central defender Cedric Varrault (11/1) and right defender Fouad Chafik (12/0) are doubtful.
Monaco, on the other side, comes from a very easily taken three pointer in front of their own crowd when the team won over Marseille 4:0 last Saturday evening. They controlled the game from first till last minute, managing to score three goals within 23rd and 39th minute (one from Boschilla and two from Germain), as the things only became more easy in the repetition.
However, the team lowered down the tempo in the second halftime and saved some energy, still managing to seal the victory with the fourth goals, in first minute of additional time via Carrillo. After this victory, Monaco remained second at the table together with PSG, but now having only a point less than leaders from Nice and a victory remains a must thing for them here.
Visitors from Monaco will be lined up in 4-4-2 formation with Germain and Mbappe-Lottin as strikers. Their coach Leonardo Jardim will need to do it without defenders Benjamin Mendy (left back who isn't fully fit, 9/0) and central defender Jemerson (suspended,12/1) for this one.
- Monaco have won their last 3 matches in Ligue 1 keeping a clean sheet.
Dijon were minutes away from getting their first away victory against Bordeaux and will now have even more diffulct match ahead of themselves. Monaco are coming in a very good form showing no mercy recently and should get the victory even easier than what the odds suggest.