The champions are coming to Dijon this weekend but neither side can be truly happy now the season is underway. Dijon have been in poor form in their pre-season programme which comes on the back of a season in which they narrowly avoided relegation from Ligue 1. A number of players have been signed form the club, and hopes may be pinned on Wesley Said who signed from Rennes over the summer to fire the goals to get the club away from the danger zone.
Dijon finished 16th in 2016/17 and were just one point from Lorient in 18th, who were eventually relegated from the division following the play-offs. The bookies do once again expect Dijon to be among the strugglers and you imagine that supporters would take 17th position now if they were offered it. A big miss will be Lois Dony, who has been sold to St Etienne. His transfer could be fatal for Dijon’s hopes of survival.
Monaco meanwhile have problems of their own with Bernardo Silva, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy all moving to the Premier League for huge sums of money, while there are worries that teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe will also be tempted by a big cash move away from the club. Toulouse were the visitors to Stade Louis II last week in the season’s opener and while Monaco managed to win 3-2, they looked vulnerable defensively.
We predict that there will be goals in this match with both teams looking like they have worries in defence. Monaco are strong favourites to win and our advice is to back them. The best value looks to be in backing a Monaco win and Over 2.5 Match Goals which is valued at odds of 6/5.
For our correct score prediction, we advise backing a 3-1 win for Monaco which is available at long odds of 11/1 with bet365.
For those looking for another bet, our advice is to back Monaco’s Radamel Falcao to score anytime at the game at odds of 5/6.
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