Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Olympique Marseille and Monaco, Dijon played out a 2-2 draw with Rennes at the weekend and it has to be noted that they scored the equalizing goal in the dying minutes of the match. Dijon, though, need to keep on improving their game if they are to secure the Ligue 1 survival and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording their first win of the season against Montpellier. La Paillade shared the spoils with Strasbourg at the weekend and they occupy ninth position in the Ligue standings ahead of Saturday’s football match. Montpellier and Dijon played out a draw in each of their previous three meetings in the French elite division and we predict that they are going to share the spoils at Stade Gaston-Gerard on day 4 of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign.
Highlighted Player (Baptiste Reynet):
Baptiste Reynet is a goalkeeper who was born in Romans, France on October 28, 1990. After playing for the likes of Moursoise and Valence at youth level, he joined Martigue football academy in 2007. The 185-cm-tall shoot-stopper made 53 appearances for the Martigues first team and in 2011 he moved to Dijon. Baptiste Reynet was producing fine performances with the Mustards in the 2012/2013 Ligue 2 campaign and, as a result, Lorient chiefs decided to bring him to Stade du Moustoir. Reynet, though, played only six games for les Merlus in the French top flight as he was loaned back to Dijon after only one year at Lorient. The French goalkeeper impressed in the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign and it has to be noted that he made 17 clean sheets in the process. Baptiste Reynet, who has established himself as a first-choice shoot-stopper at Dijon has a contract with the club which expired on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Montpellier):
Over the years Montpellier have established themselves as a mid-table side in French Ligue 1. Montpellier are considered one of the youngest clubs in France as they were founded in 1974, but it has to be noted that a number of high-profile footballers played for the club in the past. French football legend Laurent Blanc played for Montpellier from 1981-1993 and he scored 76 goals in 24 appearances in the league for the club. Eric Cantona, Roger Milla, Carlos Valderama and Olivier Giroud played in Montpellier’s colours as well, but Pascal Baills is the player with most appearances for the club (429). La Paillade did remarkably well to win the Ligue 1 trophy in 2012 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Montpellier won Coupe de France on two occasions (1929, 1990), with the team beating FC Sete and FC Paris respectively in the title games. The team welcome their rivals at Stade de la Mosson and the capacity of the stadium is 32.900. In 1999 Montpellier won the UEFA Intertoto Cup.