Ligue 1 continues this weekend, as French champions Monaco leave the principality and make the trek north to take on Dijon at the Stade Gaston Gérard. OddsDigger’s Dijon vs AS Monaco preview analyses a match-up between two sets of players who enjoyed contrasting opening salvos last weekend. The football odds this weekend for the French face-off are brought to you by Bet365, whose prices are unparalleled for what should be an eventful battle.
The home side avoided relegation by a point last season, eventually finishing 16th in Ligue 1. They began the 2017/18 campaign in familiar fashion ahead of our Dijon vs AS Monaco betting tips, losing 3-0 in a torrid display against Marseille. Olivier Dall'Oglio’s team won just twice in six friendlies during an uninspiring summer break.
All eyes will be on title holders Monaco this season, with the public keen to see if they can repeat last year’s heroics and see off Neymar’s PSG to claim back-to-back championships. Unfortunately, the team that scored over 100 Ligue 1 goals during 2016/17 has already started to break up. Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tieume Bakayoko all moved to England, while the electric Kylian Mbappe’s future is still up in the air.
Leonardo Jardim saw his men beat their hosts 2-1 in late April, though the corresponding fixture from last year finished 1-1 giving us plenty to ponder in any Dijon vs AS Monaco predictions we make.
Les Rouges et Blancs have looked suspect defensively in recent weeks, conceding four times in their two competitive fixtures to date. Their lack of quality at the back is a major ingredient in this week’s Dijon vs AS Monaco picks.
The champions should still have enough in their locker to pick up the points in the Stade Gaston Gérard however, but it will be close. We recommend you back Monaco to win and both teams to score @ 2/1 with Bet365. Еxcellent odds of Bet365 provide the perfect supplement for our weekend football prediction.