Two days before Christmas St. Etienne and Dijon met in the French league. The Green-Whites were doing no nakedness and won in front of home crowd confidently with 3: 0. On Wednesday evening, Dijon Football Côte-d’Or now has the opportunity to retaliate. However, in the sixteenth finals of the Coupe de France, St Etienne is once again the clear favorite against Dijon in line with the odds. This assessment is not really surprising, because while the ten-time French champions from the south of the country are currently in the top flight of France in the outstanding fourth place, Dijon must fear for the league.
St. Etienne vs. Dijon Football Prediction for Today
That in the match St. Etienne Vs. Dijon’s popular forecast for the home side is largely down to the back home of Jean-Louis Gasset’s side. The association sportive conceded last weekend in a 1-1 draw against Lyon in the eleventh match in front of their own fans, the first bankruptcy at the national level, after five wins in a row were previously retracted. In addition, the opponent from eastern France is in a catastrophic condition, which is clearly underpinned by only one victory in the past 17 league games. Since the prices for a home win at 90 minutes are too low to generate a corresponding profit with a medium stake, our choice between St. Etienne and Dijon is based on the tip that the favourite leads at half-time and in the end as the winner leaves the place.
St. Etienne – Statistics & Current Form
Undoubtedly, the Association sportive de Saint- Étienne Loire is one of the most positive surprises in the current season. Admittedly, after finishing seventh in the previous season, they were again expecting the Green-Whites to fight for the European Cup places, but Coach Gasset’s team finished fourth after 21 matchdays. With a success at home against Olympique Lyon at the weekend, St. Etienne could have even claimed third place, although it hailed against the Champions League last-16 finalists a bitter 1: 2 defeat, although the hosts still led 1-0 at halftime.
Incidentally, it was the very first bankruptcy in front of home scenery in the current season. From the first ten matches in the stadium Geoffroy Guichard the multiple French champions (last 1981) had brought an impressive 26 points (eight wins, two draws). After all, in four of the eight successes St. Etienne already led at halftime. In twelve of the 21 matches in Ligue 1, the Green-Whites also scored at least one goal in the first half. The second-best home team of the highest French league also looks at a strong goal difference and marked, for example, behind industry leader Paris St. Germain, the most goals in front of their own fans. Thanks to this really strong home win and the good form with four wins from the last five competitive games, in which the fourth-placed four times after 45 minutes led, have in the duel St. Etienne vs.. Dijon the odds on the HT 1 / FT 1 certainly their special charm, especially as the payoff of 2.2 times wager beckons. Also to be mentioned positively is the fact that the 65-year-old coach Gasset personnel can draw from virtually full and want to operate the players at home after the first loss to Lyon compensation.
Expected formation of St. Etienne:
Ruffier – Kolodziejczak, Silva, Subotic, Perrin – Cabella, Khaziri, M’Vila, Selnaes – Hamouma, Monnet-Paquet – Coach: Gasset
Last matches of St. Etienne:
- 20.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Lyon 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 16.01.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. Marseille 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 12.01.2019 – EA Guingamp vs. AS St. Etienne 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 06.01.2019 – Olympique Strasbourg vs. AS St. Etienne 0: 6 (Coupe de France)
- 22.12.2018 – AS St. Étienne Vs. FCO Dijon 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
Dijon – Statistics & Current Form
Dijon FCO’s recent cup history is anything but promising. In the 2011/2012 season, the Reds could last reach the knockout stages. This year, there is much to suggest that a tip on the guests between St. Etienne and Dijon will not be successful. The main reason for this is the weak bottom line Dijon has been playing in Ligue 1 so far. If the club from the capital of the French department of Côte-d’Or could hold the upper house in the country of the world champion quite confidently in the past two years, this could turn out to be an enormous challenge in 2018/2019. Currently, Dijon ranks in third place (18th), which would force the club, which once served as a springboard for Vedad Ibisevic to Germany (2004/2005), in the relegation. After all, hope makes the fact that the DFCO has completed a match less than the direct competition and could jump to a 16th place with a win.
But the belief in a sense of achievement has almost completely given way to the uncertainty in the relegation candidate in recent weeks and months. From the last 17 games in Ligue 1, Dijon celebrated only one victory. If you subtract the nine points collected from the first three games of this season, the Red would be tail at the end. For this reason, it quickly becomes clear why in duel St. Etienne against Dijon the prediction actually has to be made exclusively in favour of the form-strong home side. Even a coach change at the turn of the year has not brought the desired effect to date. Although the defensive Antoine Kombouare showed an increase, the Kellerkind had to settle for one point in the encounters in Bordeaux (1-0) and at home against Montpellier (1-1). A total of nine times Dijon was in the current season already half-time behind. In all nine cases, the club, which has in right-back Valentin Rosier and midfielder Enzo Loiodice (currently battered) two of France’s greatest talents in their own ranks, came back and always conceded defeats. Because the odds for the tip HT 1 / FT 1 were higher than expected between St. Etienne and Dijon, a solid value can be seen. The injury-related loss of the mentioned youngster Loiodice weighs heavily, but is the only player who can not participate in St. Etienne on Wednesday evening.
Expected formation of Dijon:
Allain – Chafik, Haddadi, Lautoa, Yambere – Abeid, Amalfitano – Kwon, Said, Sliti – Tavares – Coach: Kombouare
Last Games by Dijon:
- 20.01.2019 – Girondins vs. Bordeaux. FCO Dijon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 13.01.2019 – FCO Dijon Vs. Montpellier 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 05.01.2019 – Schiltigheim Vs. FCO Dijon 1: 3 (Coupe de France)
- 22.12.2018 – AS St. Étienne Vs. FCO Dijon 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 19.12.2018 – FCO Dijon vs. FCO Girondins Bordeaux 0: 1 (Coupe de la Ligue)
St. Etienne vs. Dijon Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
We have already reported on the deserved 3-0 home victory of St. Etienne against Dijon on December 22, 2018 in the introduction. In the eighth attempt between these teams, the green-whites remained unbeaten again. Overall, the balance stands at five wins and three draws. Interesting: The only clash in the Coupe de France decided the outsider on penalties (draw after 90 minutes) just for himself. But since this duel is more than 15 years in the past, it has no effect on the St. Etienne Vs. Dijon prediction from Wednesday evening.
St. Etienne vs Dijon Football Betting Prediction
In the French Ligue 1 St. Etienne and Dijon currently divide 19 points. The Green-Whites take the respectable fourth place and even have access to the Champions League ranks. The guests from the capital of the French department of Côte-d’Or, however, have to fear as the 18th in the league and also won only one of the last 17 (!) Matches in the House of Lords. Despite the change of coach at the beginning of January, the Reds seem confused and especially offensive too innocuous to be able to calculate serious chances in the Coupe de France round of 16 at the stadium Geoffroy Guichard.
Key Facts – St. Etienne Vs. Dijon tip
St. Etienne with eight home wins (two draws, one defeat) in eleven home games
Dijon with only a threesome in the last 17 Ligue 1 games
About a month ago, the Green-Whites prevailed in the league with 3: 0 (1: 0)
St. Etienne is the clear favourite against Dijon according to the odds, which is hardly surprising given the hosts’ home strength. Of the eleven home games in the current season, the Gasset-Eleven could win their eight. Fourth place led the fourth-placed already at halftime. The form can also be seen with four wins from the recent five competitive matches. In general, we estimate the six-time cup winner (last 1977) also qualitatively stronger. Bottom line, we decide between St. Etienne and Dijon for the hint that the home side are already after 45 minutes in the lead and ultimately create the leap into the next round after 90 minutes confidently. For the HT 1 / FT 1 betting odds of 2.20 are offered, on which we place four out of a possible ten units.
Prediction Today: 1/1