After a weekend of winning Caen and Dijon face each other this coming weekend. Both teams, which are in relegation side of Ligue 1 table, are looking forward to move away from the relegation zone. The match between the two relegation-bound teams will take place on Sunday 28th April 2019 and is expected to be an entertaining one. The action is scheduled to kickoff at 14:00GMT at the Stade Michel-d’Ornano.
Caen managed to upset Nice in a 1-0 win over the weekend thus reviving their chances of survival in the Ligue 1. As they welcome their relegation-bound Dijon, Caen will be looking forward to move away from the dreaded relegation zone. Whether, they win the upcoming fixture, they have to stay with all their senses active for the remainder of the season in order to retain their place in the France top tier action.
Dijon on the other hand also managed to beat Rennes 3-2. They also have an opportunity to survive the Ligue 1 if they win the match and maintain high spirits in the remainder of their matches. At number 18, their survival is however depended on the teams ahead of them to lose in most of their remaining matches in order for them to exchange numbers.
Both teams are eyeing a win in their Sunday fixture. We are there expecting a tough match. However, both teams are likely to adopt a defense-style match with few attacks. With something to lose for both teams, we therefore believe the match to end in a draw.
Caen vs. Dijon Head to Head
The two teams have played each other a record of 19 times. Caen has walked away with 8 victories while succumbing to 6 defeats from Dijon. 5 of their meetings ended in a draw. A look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings here is how each team scored:
- Dijon 3-1 Caen
- Dijon 0-2 Caen
- Dijon 2-0 Caen
- Caen 2-1 Dijon
- Dijon 2-0 Caen
- Caen 3-3 Dijon
- Caen 2-3 Dijon
- Dijon 2-2 Caen
Caen is likely to enjoy the services of Adama Mbengue after he was seen back in training after nursing a thigh injury. However, the services of Aly NDom and Ismael Diomande will be missed due to knee calf injuries respectively.
Dijon will kiss the services of Lucas Deaux and Nicolas Benezet due to knee injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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Both teams are relegation-bound and Sunday fixture will offer them a golden opportunity to redeem themselves. The winner will revive their chances of survival while the loser will be as well as doomed for relegation. However, we believe the teams re equally placed and are thus likely to share the spoils. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Both teams to score
- Under 2.5 goals
- Caen to score first