Fresh from wiping the floor with fierce rivals Marseille on Saturday afternoon, Monaco will be strong favourites to rack up another Ligue 1 victory on Tuesday night as they visit Stade Gaston Gerard to face Dijon.
Goals from Boschilla, Camillo and a brace from the in-form Valerie Germain wrapped up a stunning 4-0 success against Les Olympiens and Leonardo Jardim’s side are quite simply flying at the moment, having also secured qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with victory over Tottenham Hotspur last week.
The result against Marseille hauled Monaco level with Nice at the top of the Ligue 1 standings, albeit temporarily, as we await the outcome of Nice’s home fixture with Bastia on Sunday afternoon.
But regardless of how Les Aiglons fare, Monaco have to now be considered the main threat to PSG’s title defence and anything other than a win against Dijon this week will be seen as a failure.
Failure seems highly unlikely however for Les Rouges et Blancs who have won six of their last seven matches in all competitions and they boast the best away record in Ligue 1, with four wins and a draw from seven outings on the road.
Top scorers in the league with an amazing 43 goals so far, Jardim’s side have smacked in 17 of those away from Stade Louis II and that does not bode well for Dijon who shipped three at Bordeaux on Saturday.
The 3-2 score-line condemned Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men to consecutive Ligue 1 defeats after a 1-0 loss at Nancy on match day 13 and last season’s Ligue 2 runners-up may well be starting to feel the pinch at the highest level.
One thing in Dijon’s favour ahead of Tuesday’s encounter is their respectable record so far this season at Stade Gaston Gerard.
Dall’Oglio’s side have lost just once in seven outings, winning three times, and those results mean Dijon are still holding 14th place in the table, despite their poor recent run.
Nonetheless, the 18 point gap between these sides speaks volumes for their difference in quality and Dijon will struggle to contain the formidable attack of the seven times champions.
A likely midweek banker for many, we’ll back Monaco to cover a one goal handicap here with consummate ease and 0-3 looks a fair selection in terms of the correct score.
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