FCO Dijon-Paris Saint-Germain / Ligue 1 – Even 50 points have won the PSG team so far and are sovereign leaders, while Dijon is in the relegation zone. It’s not a surprising situation, especially when PSG is in question, however, the current champion in this duo is shaken by the elimination from the Champions League. Dijon imported six games without a win, of which they were defeated in the Cup from PSG, while in the championship they have six points less than the rescue zone.
Dijon is in a very difficult situation and they need a little wonder to save outs. They made their last victory in the championship at the end of January, when they were defeated by Monaco, the team that is above them on the table. The problem is that they are six points behind Monaco, with this game less. Five defeats have been in the championship since that last triumph, with a draw in the last round. They played 1: 1 against Reims, and this is a great result, as they were left without the excluded Coulibaly at the very beginning. He will certainly not play now, and coach Kombouare will still make changes.
Probable initial composition of Dijon: Allain – Chafik, Lautoa, Yambere, Haddadi – Abeid, Marie – Amalfitano, Kwon, Sliti – Tavares
For the PSG, this game has a very small significance, because the first table is convincingly the first with 14 points more than the first follower. This visit to Dijon is the first game that will be played after a shocking break from the Champions League. It was a competition directed at all the forces and they wanted to finally do something. They won in the first preview of Man.United away from 2: 0 and it seemed that only the routine work had to be completed. Instead, a shocking 3: 1 defeat on home court and a huge disappointment. The big question is, can I now find a motive in this game.
The likely initial composition of PSG: Areola – Meunier, Marquinhos, Kehrer, Kurzawa – Pareder, Nkunku, Diaby, Di Maria – Choupo-Moting, Cavani
The L1 sovereign Parisians are probably eager to show what they can after the unfortunate CL exit. Neymar and Cavani are missing, but they also did so when PSG (even without top scorer Mbappé who is probably now) easily beat Dijon 3-0 in February. Dijon defenseless now.
After the unfortunate CL exit, frustrated PSG can get drained against Dijon (no. 18). That was beat 3-0 in the trophy in February (in Paris but without top scorer Mbappé).
After a fine match at Old Trafford, PSG was less convincing at home against United, but was still the best and was definitely unlucky.
Not so much because of the punished punishment (even if they are angry about it), but because of target man’s dropping and because United did not have much to offer.
In the French league (which they lead sovereign), the Parisians have won the last five matches in a row, with a total score of 12-2.
The Parisians did not play on the weekend, ie have fresh legs. Dijon played Saturday. A tough fight: They were 10 against 11 in 87 minutes.
They were lucky not to lose (1-1) and are now up to 6 league games in a row without victory (5 defeats).
Coach change in Jan was followed by period of optimistic play, but since then it has looked bad. Invisible offensive. The defensive is as such heavy.
Center defends Coulibaly’s new absence. Left-handed Haddadi must stand over (and replacements Rosier and Moutou are still inoperable).
PSG’s CL exit was unfortunate, but also stupid: A couple of the Parisians did not run home properly in the situation when United finally got a penalty.
PSG is 9-2-1 out in L1 and 7 of the wins have been on 2+ goals, but last 5: 3-1-1, and only 1 clear victory. Most recent 2-1 victory in Caen.
PSG must do without creator / third-ranked Neymar (23/1) and attack / runner-up Cavani (since 9/2 except few min against United).
Also out: right back Alves (new absence; Meunier is good replacement) as well as midfielders Draxler, Paredes and Nsoki.
PSG has arch-enemy showdowns against Marseille on Sunday. Can lie in the back of the head (I think revanchlust after the CL fad fills the most).
Dijon has lost 5 of the last 6 matches, but only 1 of them with 2+ goals. Will probably try to pack himself, even if backwards with 1 (in the hope of death ball, eg).
On Saturday, the mustard town’s club got 1-1 against Reims despite 10 against 11 in most of the matches. Lucky, but also well fought.
Offensive man Sliti (competed and scored on penalty Saturday) is a creative and dangerous dribble. Trainer Kombouaré is ex-PSG and would like to tease.
Football Prediction of the Day FCO Dijon vs Paris Saint-Germain
For Dijon, the game is very important and each point is golden, while the PSG will not have the right motive in this match. That’s why the host is not without looks, but the game might be somewhat less efficient than it would be expected from the PSG.
Bet Tips: under 3.5 goals