Dijon vs Tours by Isaiah
After a two weeks holiday break, Dijon returned to domestic duties with a Cup competition and a game on the road against Caen last weekend. Hosts were reasonably favorited before the game and have entered the game better, taking a lead via Kante in 19th minute, but Diallo responded twenty minutes later. Just before the halftime whistle, they re-installed the lead with a goal from Adeoti.
Visitors were a bit lucky to equalize ten minutes before the regular time ended with a goal from Diony, but even so, they deserved the qualification to the next stage as they clearly had more energy in the extra-time, confirming it with a goal from Mollet in 105th minute, player who entered the game just before the goal. As for the league, they made small setback in the previous round before the break even though they were leading for the whole game (from sixth minute), getting only a 1:1 draw against Chateauroux, getting the equalizer in the last moments of the game - third minute of additional time from penalty spot. Still, they share the first position with Troyes and have every reason to continue feeling very comfortable regarding their chances for promotion. Dijon will miss two important players - striker Julio Tavares (17/4) who is on international duty with African Cup of Nations, while left back Samuel Souprayen (15/0) remains sidelined due injury.
Tours, on the other hand, took an easy and expected victory on the road against Le Mans in Cup competition last weekend, with the team playing with couple of substitute players against two ranks lower league side. Adnane and Bergougnoux put them in the double lead before the halftime, with Ketkeophomphone sealing the victory with third early in the second half, while the hosts were only able to reduce the deficit later on towards the end of the game.
As for the league competition, the team still continues to be very low at the standings, but now at least with obvious improvement in last month or bit more. They are currently at relegating 18th position, but with only two points less then safely placed Nimes, while the team goes undefeated in last four matches in league - two victories and two draws. Combined with three victories in Cup, positive run was much needed for them after a streak of seven consecutive defeats, the roster obviously reacted very well at interim coach Alexandre Dujeux. Important central defender Fousseni Diawara (14/0) won't play as he is at African Cup of Nations, but the team has no other absentee worry for this game.
Dijon should feel very comfortable about getting all three points here, however there is no value with betting on a home win. On the other hand, Tours have been so far extremely offensive side and are generally in a good form, capable of maybe even pulling a surprise here. Betting on both teams to score should be the first option here, with Tours having scored only the road in last seven matches, often more than once.