Saturday, 22 April 2017

Dijon - Angers

PICK: Dijon AH -0,5 @2,20 PINNACLE 5/10

Match with enormous importance for fans of 19th placed Dijon will be played on their Stade Gaston-Gérard. Todays opponent is coming from Angers. They are sitting on 13th position with 10 points more on their account and 4 rounds till the end, they can feel comfortable as teams behind had pretty poor last round.

Dijon is coming to match without midfielder Marie, but Abeid is coming back after being suspended against Monaco so their midfield will be stronger. With Tavares, Abeid, Diony, Lees-Melou, Chafik... this team is not relegation material and in my opinion they will save themselves. Of course match against Angers is one of the most important, because if they lose it or get only a point, situation on table might be complicated. Especially because Lorient is pretty big favourite against Metz today (odds are too low for me, so there is no value on them, besides they will be without Marveaux), And if Lorient wins, than 18th place will be on 32 points line, so Dijon needs 3 points to at least be on equalised with Nancy. In next matches they are playing against Bordeaux, Guingamp, Nancy and Toulouse, so things are still totally in their hands. 

Angers had fine start of season, then they collapsed.. played 9 matches without win, but 5 wins in 6 matches in period between 11th of February and 18th of March was enough to put them on looks like comfortable zone. I was writing about how things could change also for them, as their schedule is not the easiest till the end of the season, but as it looks no one from bottom 3 will be able to come on 39 points. They will miss captain N'Doye who is suspended while defender Andreu is not ready neither. I need to mention that Angers is playing Coupe de France match against Guingamp on Tuesday, and I think that they will be pretty much focused on this match, as they have nice chances to go to finals.

As mentioned above, extremely important match for Dijon, while I expect Moulin even to rotate a little (besides suspended N'Doye, at least Diedhiou and Mangani,..) and to be as strong as possible in cup match. I am not saying that Angers will let Dijon to win easily, but that their heads won't be as straight to reach their goal today, than home heads.

FT: 3-2

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