Match Preview: Dijon 0-1 St Etienne Prediction and Betting Tips | France (Ligue 1)

Dijon – St Etienne betting tips for today, February 22, 2019

Kick-off: 19:00 Dijon – St Etienne
Football:  France – Ligue 1
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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Dijon are looking to end a run of three consecutive losses in Ligue 1 (L1) – albeit against a team they’ve never avoided defeat to at home! Indeed, across all venues, Dijon have conceded first in five of their prior seven L1 H2Hs against St Étienne, returning a poor record of: D2, L5.
The fact that Dijon have won just two of their last ten L1 home fixtures (W2, D2, L6) implies that the wait for a first home victory over ‘Les Verts’ will continue. Additionally, they currently hold the division’s third-worst defensive record on home soil after conceding 1.64 goals per home match.
The visitors have won just two of their 12 L1 away fixtures (W2, D5, L5) in the league and registering just two clean sheets in the process. Encouragingly though, St Étienne are the only side this L1 campaign that are yet to concede a goal in the first 15 minutes of an away L1 game.
As a result, they have been trailed at half-time in just two of their 12 away league games this term. Yet, having conceded nearly half (eight) of the 20 away L1 goals against them after the 75th minute, Jean-Louis Gasset’s men will surely be looking to keep things tight as the game draws on.
Players to watch: Dijon midfielder Mehdi Abeid is playing well this season and has three L1 goals so far. Meanwhile, St Étienne will look to striker Wahbi Khazri for inspiration, who is on 12 goals for the season so far.
Stat attack: Each of the three H2H meetings at Dijon have seen a St Étienne win by a one-goal margin.
Dijon have conceded 11 of their 18 L1 home goals this season during the first half.
On the road this league campaign, St Étienne have failed to win any second half (D6, L6).

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