Dijon predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.52
- Overall Stake : 258
- Profit: 325.81
- Yield: 26.28 %
Les Hiboux have spent most of their time in Ligue 1 near the bottom of the table. Granted – they always seem to pull through and avoid relegation before the end, but it doesn’t put their form in a good light. To be fair, the previous season saw a small improvement with a 16th placement.
Studying their pre-season performance shows a worrying downward trend, however. Top online bookmakers aren’t feeling optimistic either – Dijon have horrid odds of 126.00 for a top 3 finish. This marks them as the least likely team to see any success in 2020/21. If you’re looking for outright bets, though, a Direct Relegation bet might not be a good option either. After all, their refusal to be relegated despite being the league’s biggest underdogs shows a certain pluckiness.
Dijon Key Players
Though it may seem easy to poke holes in Dijon’s lineup and point out weaknesses, time and time again they’ve shown that they can punch above their weight class on occasion. For instance, left-winger Mounir Chouair has been receiving a lot of attention lately thanks to his uncanny control on the ball. Midfielder Eric Ebimbe, on loan from PSG, is another rising star of French football well worth the attention.
Speaking of loans, Lyon’s Pape Cheikh will be playing with Dijon for the time being, giving them further strength in the midfield. Jonathan Panzo was also brought in from Monaco on a more permanent basis. Overall, Dijon boast a well-rounded squad of young but unproven players who may yet surprise us.
As things stand, Dijon haven’t exactly got a football rival in the top tier of French football. Being a relatively young club with a short history in Ligue 1, Dijon have yet to forge notable adversaries. However, AJ Auxerre from Ligue 2 are worth mentioning as Dijon’s local rivals.
The two clubs contest what’s universally called the Derby de Bourgogne. Additionally, this derby might also include a third side from the Burgundy region – FC Gueugnon. This club is currently sitting deep in the third level of French football and is not exactly a notable rival for either of the two clubs.
Historically speaking, Dijon was first founded in 1913 when the football section of Dijon Secular Club was formed. However, the city of Dijon struggled to promote a side that would bring both city and region to the football map of France.
It was in 1998 when Dijon FC merged with Cercle Sportif Laique Dijonnais in an effort to provide the city with a single football entity. Originally called Dijon Football Cote-d’Or (DFCO), the new club reached Ligue 2 in 2004 and joined the top-tier of French football in 2011 for the first time in their history. Their Ligue 1 spell was short-lived as Dijon returned to Ligue 2 the very next year.
However, after four years back in the second division, Dijon were promoted back to Ligue 1 in 2016 where they intend to remain as long as possible, despite the odds speaking against them.