Dijon FCO will look to consolidate their survival when they host Toulouse FC at Stade Gaston Gerard in the Ligue 1 on Saturday night.
Dijon Match Form
Les Moutardes are currently 17th in the league, a position better than last year’s 18th, where they had to win the relegation play-offs to stay up. This time around, they are level on points with Nimes in 18th place while Amiens are 7 points behind.
Looking up, St-Etienne are 2 points ahead while Metz are further 2 points in front. Stephane Jobard’s men have been in and around relegation throughout the season and will have to step up massively if they want to confirm their safety sooner.
After getting thumped 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the previous game, Dijon will look to get back to winning ways against the worst team in this division.
Toulouse Match Form
Coming to Toulouse FC, they are enduring a disastrous season and are extremely likely to get relegated. After finishing 16th last season, this has been an utterly forgetful year with Le Tefece picking up just 13 points in 27 games.
Denis Zanko is the 3rd manager this season after Alain Casanova and Antoine Kombouare were sacked in October and January respectively. Unless results drastically improve, Toulouse are unlikely to catch Nimes, who are 14 points ahead.
After losing 2-0 to Rennes in the previous game, Zanko will expect his side to start putting up good performances for this one.
In terms of team news, Alfred Gomis is the only absentee for the hosts with the goalkeeper set to return in May. Meanwhile, Zanko will miss the services of Firmin Mubele, Mathieu Goncalves, Lovre Kalinic and Kalidou Sidibe for this game.
H2H & Dijon vs Toulouse Betting Tips
Looking at head-to-head, Dijon have won 4 and drew 3 in 9 meetings with Toulouse. However, the latter picked up 23% of their points tally in a 1-0 win earlier this season. Prior to that, Les Moutardes were unbeaten in 7 clashes, scoring 11 goals and conceding just 5.
Further, the visitors are winless in their last 18 games across all competitions and have lost their last 5 in a row. While Dijon are not doing much different, with just one win in their last 7 games across all competitions, they are unbeaten in their last 5 league games at home.
Thus, looking at recent form and history, Dijon have the edge leading up to this game. Thus, Jobard’s men will be able to pick up the full 3 points with a slender win by one or two goals while shutting out their opposition.
Dijon FCO Predicted XI: Runarsson; Coulibaly, Ecuele Manga, Aguerd; Alphonse, Lautoa, Ndong, Mendyl; Balde, Mavididi; Tavares
Toulouse FC Predicted XI: Goicoechea; Diakite, Rogel, Gabrielsen, Sylla; Sangare, Vainqueur; Dossevi, Boisgard; Sanogo, Gradel