Responsible for taking St. Etienne out of the French Cup, Dijon faces the rival again, this time opening the twenty-sixth round of the 2018/2019 French Championship. The duel will be held this Friday, February 22, at the Gaston Gérad stadium in Gijon, and the start is scheduled for 15h (Brasília time).
Although he has a commitment to meet next Wednesday, February 26, in the quarterfinals of the French Cup against the powerful Paris Saint-Germain, in the opponent’s stadium, Dijon’s focus in this final season finale is in an attempt to escape from relegation to Ligue 2.
The team lost their last three matches in the French Championship getting parked in the 20 points (five wins, five draws and 14 losses). It occupies the eighteenth position, the first in the sticking region. The difference for Amiens, seventeenth and first out of the relegation zone, is only one point.Dijon has one more match to be had than all its rivals in the fight against the relegation. This, however, does not have high hopes of reversing the situation since the game in question, for the last round of the first round that was postponed still in 2018, is precisely against Paris Saint Germain. Although it is in Dijon and has been rescheduled for March 13, the expectation of scoring in this meeting is not the biggest.Besides the potential of the rival, the performance of Dijon as the principal is not one of the most convincing. In that section, the team is also the third worst in Ligue 1. Of the 33 points that played in column one, they won 11 (three wins, two draws and six losses) having scored 10 goals and conceded 18.For the meeting on Friday, they are in the care of the medical department and are considered doubts defender Valentin Rossier (17 performances in the 2018/2019 edition of the French Championship, no goal); midfielder Frederic Sammaritano (eight games, no goal); and striker Benjamin Jeannot (12 games, one goal). Absent right is the Tunisian defender Oussama Haddadi (22 matches, two goals). He was sent off in a 2-0 loss to Nimes on the previous day and will have to stand suspended.
The trajectory of St. Etienne is also a trajectory. In the last six matches, which includes the French Cup loss against Dijon, were four defeats, a draw and only a win. After being in the fight by the vice-championship of the Ligue 1, the team fell to fifth position, outside the zone of classification for international competitions.Has 40 points (11 wins, seven draws and seven losses). The scoring is the same as Olympique de Marseille, fourth place to take advantage when using the tiebreaker criteria.
Visitor performance has been the St. Etienne’s Achilles Heel throughout the season. Of the 36 points he played as column two, he returned home with only 11 (two wins, five draws and five losses) having scored 11 goals and suffered 20. That performance only places him as the 14th place in this Ligue 1 ranking.The only low for this Friday’s encounter with injury problem is for the midfielder Valentin Vada (two games in the 2018/2019 French Championship, no goal).
1.History of matches vs. Dijon vs St. Etienne
The teams faced each other twice in the current season. Both in St. Etienne. In the first round of the French Championship, the Albverde scored 3 to 0. The second match was for the French Cup and had victory of Dijon by 6 to 3.
2.What is the shape of the teams in the last 5 games?
Last result: 0-2 at Nimes
Form: L L W L W
Dijon and St. Etienne meet in stage 26 in Ligue I. Both come after defeats last round – hosts, 0-2 in Nimes, and guests, 0-1 with PSG.With this defeat, Dijon ranks 18th out of 20, the barrage position. The team has accumulated 20 points, with one less than Amiens, occupying the first salvation.Much better goes in the Cup, where he will give in the quarter over PSG. Besides 3-1 at Schiltigheim and 3-0 at Croix, Dijon won a month ago with 6-3 away at St. Louis. Etienne !!
Last result: 0-1 with PSG
Form: L W L D L
With a single win of six matches this time (2-1 with Strasbourg), St. Etienne does not seem to be in the best shape. The team fell five after these results – with 40 points, is on par with Marseille, occupying the 4th place, the last of the Europa League.Despite the ranking, St. Etienne is one of the weakest teams on the Ligue I – just two victories managed the most titled team in Hexagon, 3-2 in Toulouse in September and 1-0 in Guingamp in January. Otherwise, five draws and five failures.
News, analysis, statistics and anachronism about the two teams.
- Dijon lost four of five rounds, and the last three on the line.
- But home, 1-2 with Marseille at the last appearance is just the first failure after two wins and two draws.
- They scored both teams in three of the last four stages at home.
- Three wins, two draws and six defeats is Dijon’s balance sheet in the 11 stages played on his own ground, goal 10-18.
- Victoria Cup with St. Etienne was the first in direct matches after eight attempts.
- Three of the last four games had less than 2.5 goals, two out of three were NG.
- St. Etienne won all three Ligue I games on Dijon’s field.
- The tour was 3-0, but the shame of eliminating the Cup with 3-6 home is still fresh!
- The top scorer of the team, with 12 successes, Tunisian Khazri has not signed up for more than a month.
- Both St. Both Etienne and Dijon scored the most goals in the last quarter of an hour.
Football Prediction of the Day Dijon vs St. Etienne
Scoring is a must for both teams. This will most likely lead to a conservative stance in the match that opens this Friday the twenty-sixth round of the French Championship and makes the prognosis in equality is a good guess.
Bet Tips: draw