Our football match prediction:
Dijon welcome Strasbourg at their Stade Gaston-Gerard on day 8 of the new Ligue 1 campaign. Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Caen and Saint-Etienne, the Mustards were desperate to grab something from Saturday’s football match against Lyon and they managed to spoil les Gones’ party at Groupama Stadium. Dijon came from behind to share the spoils with Lyon (3-3) and, no doubt, that gave them a confidence boost. Olivier Dall’Oglio’s charges are eyeing their only second win of the season and seeing that they take on Strasbourg in front of home fans this weekend, we predict that they will give fans some cheer this time out. Le Racing have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season and we do not believe that the newcomers are capable of putting an end to their three-match losing run in the French elite division. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in Ligue 1.
Highlighted 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 (Strasbourg):
Founded back in 1906, Strasbourg are a professional football team that compete in French Ligue 1. Le Racing did remarkably well to win the 1979 Ligue 1 trophy and that is considered the biggest success in the history of the club. Strasbourg won Coupe de France on three occasions (1951, 1966, 2001) and they have three Coupe de la Ligue trophies as well (1964, 1997, 2005). Strasbourg’s main rivals are Metz and the two teams face each other in the Derby de l’Est (The Eastern derby). Le Racing recorded their biggest victory over Valenciennes (10-0) in the 1937-1938 season, whilst they suffered their biggest loss to Limoges (0-8) in the 1959/1960 season. Paraguayan goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert, who is well known for his free-kick abilities, played for the club from 2000 to 2003, but he failed to score in a league match during his spell with the Stade de la Meinau outfit. Speaking of Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg’s home ground was opened back in 1914 and the capacity of the venue is 29,320.