Troyes vs Dijon by Lucien
Troyes did well to get a victory last Saturday evening as they welcomed Metz and pulled out important three pointer in a narrow 1:0 victory. Only goal was scored in 88th minute via Niane, that came in quite a deserved manner as the hosts simply showed much more.
It was much more open game than what the final result says, as the first halftime had really decent number of chances from both ends, with some impressive offensive phases but without a goal scored. Hosts remained being better in the second halftime as well and finally deserving that victory and a goal that came a bit late, but surely more than fairly.
The side now stands at fifteenth position in the league, having just a point more than play-out placed Amiens and in case of a victory here which surely is their target, they would escape to much more four points difference.
Midfielder Tristan Dingome (14/0) is injured, as well as forward Hyun-Jun Suk (14/5). Midfielder Stephane Darbion is doubtful after missing last couple of matches due injury. Defensive midfielder Francois Bellugou (20/0) is suspended for this one.
Dijon, on the other side, couldn't do much more last Friday evening as the side visited Monaco and stood outplayed with a 4:0 result. They conceded the first goal already in thirteenth minute via Keita, while the game itself wasn't that one sided one, but the players of Monaco were showing in every phase who is the boss on the field.
Their chances were far more concrete and they had better realization of these, as they netted three more goals in last twenty minutes, when Dijon looked like with a bit less of energy (goals came via penalty kick taken by Fabinho, and Rony Lopes and Glik). The side now stands at thirteenth position having five points more than play-out placed Amiens.
Being the worst traveling side this season it's obvious that the players of Dijon would be content with a draw here. Midfielders Xeka (15/2), Frederic Sammaritano (19/0) and Jordan Marie (18/1) shouldn't be involved into this one coming from injuries.
- Dijon lost last seven Ligue 1 matches away from home.
Troyes is playing some decent football in their recent home matches and if they repeat similar performance from last weekend's victory over Metz, they will be having a real chance to get all three points here.
Dijon on the road is far away from a modest side and with seven defeats in a run, they are really no real threat to anyone nowadays. Not only Troyes won last weekend, but have already created big number of chances, something we usually don't see from Dijon on the road.