Our football match prediction:
Friday’s football game at Stade Gaston-Gerard pits together Dijon and Bordeaux, the two teams who sit in the middle of the Ligue 1 standings ahead of Matchday 16. Following back-to-back wins over the likes of Troyes and Toulouse, Dijon suffered a 2-1 loss to Amiens at Stade de la Licorne in their last league fixture. The Mustards aim to return to winning ways in the national championship, but the game against Bordeaux will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Les Girondins proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne on Tuesday evening and thanks to the triumph the team put an end to their seven-game winless run in the French top flight. Nonethless, seeing that Bordeaux’s performances on the road leave a lot to be desired, we are not tempted to put our money on the visitors this time out.
Highligted Player (Adam Lang):
Adam Lang is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Dijon as a centre-back. The centre-back is a product of Veszprem football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. Lang scored three goals in 44 appearances in the league for Veszprem, but he played for Gyor and Videoton in his homeland as well. The player who was born on January 17, 1993 made 57 appearances for Gyor, while playing 23 games for Videoton in the Hungarian top flight. In the autumn of 2016 Adam Lang joined French club Dijon and he has been playing for the Mustards ever since. The Hungarian defender played 19 games for Dijon in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, but he failed to find the net for Olivier Dall’ Oglio’s troops during the season. Adam Lang has five caps for Hungary U21 team and he made his debut for the senior team on May 22, 2014 in a 2-2 draw with Denmark.
Highlighted Team (Bordeaux):
Founded in 1881, Bordeaux are regarded as one of the oldest clubs in France. Les Girondins won their first Ligue 1 trophy in 1950 and 59 years later (2008/2009) they lifted their sixth domestic trophy. Speaking of the club’s European success, Bordeaux did remarkably well to make it to the Champions League semi-finals in 1985, but despite recording a 2-0 win over star-studded Juventus in the return leg, the French club eventually failed to book their place in the final of the elite competition. Famous French footballers Alain Giresse and Jean Tigana were part of the team back then and it has to be noted that Giresse is the player who made the most appearances for les Girondins (587). During the nineties Zinedine Zidane, Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu played for Bordeaux and, taking everything into account, it is no surprise they are considered one of the most famous French clubs. Nowadays Les Girondins welcome their rivals at Matmut Atlantique, the stadium which was opened in 2015 and they used to play at Stade Chaban-Delmas in the past.