The Ligue 1 meeting at Stade Gaston Gérard on Friday sees hosts Dijon ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Rennes.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Dijon v Rennes, scroll down – as well as up-to-date odds.
Dijon will be wanting a better result here following the 3-0 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, Dijon had 51% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Girondins de Bordeaux got 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Rémi Oudin (11'), Samuel Kalu (29') and Toma Bašić (89') scored for Girondins de Bordeaux.
Dijon haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 vs opposing sides during their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Dijon have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 13. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, though.
Their past results show that Dijon:
have not been beaten in the league by Rennes in their last 2 matches.
are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Previously, Rennes drew 2-2 in the Ligue 1 match with Reims.
In that game, Rennes had 73% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Rennes, the goals were scored by Raphinha (24') and Damien Da Silva (37'). Stade de Reims had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Yunis Abdelhamid (11') and Boulaye Dia (66') scored for Reims.
Rennes have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 14 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Rennes have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same matches.
Taking a look at their past results, Rennes:
have not beaten Dijon when they’ve played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. They’ll be keen to stop this run.
are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 11/03/2017 shows us that Dijon have won 3 of them and Rennes 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
19 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 of them for Dijon and 9 for Rennes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
Our feeling is that Dijon will need to push hard to get anything against this Rennes team who we reckon will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re going for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Rennes when the full-time whistle blows.
We’ll see what happens.
What are the top odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds on the 90 min. result market, backing Dijon can be had for 5, backing a draw is 3.88 and betting on the winning team to be Rennes gets 1.75. They’re the best of the returns offered at the current time.