Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Out-of-sorts Angers will be looking to put an end to their nine-game winless run in the Ligue 1 when they welcome Dijon at their Stade Raymond Kopa. Les Scoistes failed to grab something from Sunday’s football match against ten-man Nantes and it is more than obvious that the lack of confidence is the team’s biggest problem. Angers sit in the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 19 and we predict they are going to leave their hearts on the field against Dijon. The Mustards are a team with two faces; Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men are on a five-game winning run at home, but their away record is anything but good. Dijon suffered a loss in each of their previous three away games in the French top flight and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the relegation strugglers, who are hungry for a win.
Highlighted Player (Romain Thomas):
Romain Thomas is a product of Brest football academy and he made three appearances for the first team during his spell at Stade Francis-Le Bie. Thomas spent the 2008/2009 season on loan at Pacy Vallee-d’Eure and in 2010 he moved to lower-league side USJA Carquefou. After spending three seasons at the club the 193-cm-tall defender, who is very good in the air, moved to Angers. Romain Thomas quickly established himself as a first team regular at the club and you should know that he made 36 appearances for the Ligue 1 side in the 2016/2017 season. Despite playing as a defender, the French footballer often finds the net and he scored his first goal for Angers on September 27, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Tours. The centre-back, whose preferred foot is right, was born in Landerneau, France on June 12, 1988. Romain Thomas’ contract with les Scoistes expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Dijon):
Founded in 1998, Dijon are a result of a merger between two local clubs. The Mustards played their first ever match in the Ligue 1 on August 7, 2011, with the team suffering a heavy 5-1 loss on their debut in the French top flight. After suffering relegation to Ligue 2 at the end of the 2011/2012 season, the club returned to the French elite division in 2016. The Mustards finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign in 16th place in the standings, only one point clear of the relegation zone. Dijon are well known for their red jerseys, while they wear white when playing on the road. The Mustards welcome their rivals at Stade Gaston Gerard, the venue which was both built and opened in 1934. In the 1998/1999 season the club recorded a historical 12-1 Coupe de France win over Mahault Baie and that is considered the club’s biggest ever win in a competitive match. Stephane Mangione, who made 181 appearances for the club, is regarded as one of the team’s famous players.