Match Preview: Dijon – Angers Prediction and Betting Tips | Ligue 1

Dijon – Angers betting tips for today, August 22, 2020

Football: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 1
Kick-off: 16:00 Dijon – Angers
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.49
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: Pending

Match Preview and Predictions

  • Although Dijon have spent five of the last ten seasons in the second tier, their first day record across that time is poor (W2, D3, L5 overall; W1, L4 in the top flight). Notably, the first of those matches was a goalless draw vs Angers back in 2010.
  • Despite their shortcomings, Dijon boast a positive 42.26% win-rate at home since their promotion back to Ligue 1 (L1) in 2016/17 (69.01% unbeaten rate). Furthermore, they avoided defeat in 60% of the games in which they conceded first here last L1 season (W2, D1, L2), and boast the current longest unbeaten home run of all L1 sides (W6, D6).
  • Angers have also spent five of the last ten seasons in the second tier, and boast an overall opening day record of: W4, D2, L4 across those games. Notably, three of their five opening matches since their 2015/16 return to L1 saw both teams score and over 3.5 total goals (W2, D1, L2).
  • Stéphane Moulin’s Angers have won just 17 of their last 70 away L1 matches (24.29% win-rate), albeit 19 draws during that time means they do possess a 51.43% unbeaten rate across those games. Consequently, Angers head into this clash as outsiders, a tag they defied in half of such L1 away games last term (W3, D3, L6).
  • Players to watch: Of players remaining at either club, Dijon’s Julio Tavarés is the top-scoring player in this fixture with three goals in ten career appearances (W2, D3, L5 when playing).
  • Stéphane Bahoken has been Angers’ first goalscorer in two of the last three H2Hs – he also netted the opener in two of his side’s final three L1 games last season.
  • Hot stat: Angers have scored in all seven historical L1 H2Hs vs Dijon, only scoring in 100% of their top-flight games more times vs Red Star (14).
Head-to-head matches: DIJON – ANGERS
31.08.19 L1 Angers Dijon 2 : 0
02.02.19 L1 Angers Dijon 1 : 0
15.09.18 L1 Dijon Angers 1 : 3
19.05.18 L1 Dijon Angers 2 : 1
20.12.17 L1 Angers Dijon 2 : 1