Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Angers will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Lorient when they host Dijon at their Stade Raymond-Kopa on Matchday 36. Les Scoistes are on a four-game losing run in the Ligue 1, but despite their poor form, they managed to secure the elite division survival. Angers are determined to finish the season in style, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways.
Lassana Coulibaly is banned for the game, while all Ibrahim Amadou, Souleyman Doumbia, Abdoulaye Bamba, Angelo Fulgini, Sofiane Boufal, and Enzo Ebosse are sidelined with injuries. As for the visitors, they are having a season to forget. The rock-bottom side failed to secure the Ligue 1 survival, and seeing that they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Dijon, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Both Bersant Celina and Senou Coulibaly are suspended for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Angelo Fulgini):
Angelo Fulgini is a French footballer who plays for Angers in Ligue as a midfielder. Fulgini played for the likes of AS de Saint-Paul-en-Foret, FC Vidauban, SC Douai and Valenciennes during his youth career and he continued playing for the Athenians at senior level.
After scoring eight goals in 80 appearances for Valenciennes from 2015 to 2017, he moved to Angers before the start of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Stade Raymond-Kopa. Angelo Fulgini scored his first ever goal for les Scoistes on August 6, 2017 in a 2-2 draw with Bordeaux. Despite being born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on August 20, 1996, the Angers midfielder represents France on the international stage.
Angelo Fulgini has 3 caps for the France U21 team, while making 15 appearances for the U19 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is uses as both right-back and right midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Dijon):
Founded in 1998, Dijon is 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.