Our football match prediction:
Both Dijon and Troyes head into Saturday’s football match at Stade Gaston-Gerard with severely-weakened squads. Dijon are without suspended trio Haddadi, Yambere and Jeannot, whilst the likes of Said and Lautoa are likely to miss the game with injury. The Mustards did well to beat Nantes 1-0 in their last home game in the French top flight and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Troyes. As for the away team, Jean Louis Garcia’s men proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Strasbourg, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Saturday’s match against Dijon. The likes of Traore and Vizcarrondo are suspended for the visitors and, taking everything into account, both teams will give 100% to avoid defeat in the Stade Gaston-Gerard clash. You should bear in mind, though, that Troyes emerged triumphant in each of their last three meetings with Dijon in competitive matches.
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 (Troyes):
Founded in 1986, Troyes are considered one of the youngest clubs in French Ligue 1. Troyes returned to the top flight at the end of the 2016/2017 season, with the team finishing the regular season in third place in the Ligue 2 standings. Jean Louis Garcia’s men proved their worth in the promotion play-offs, with the team beating Lorient in the two-legged tie. Troyes are well known for their blue shirts, but they wear white when playing on the travels. Stade de l’Aube is the club’s home ground and the stadium can hold up to 20.400 spectators. The venue was built in 1924, but it was renovated on two occasions (1956, 2004). The club have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but in 1956 they made it to the French Cup final. Troyes faced Sedan in the title game and they were totally outplayed by Louis Dugauguez’s troops (3-1) at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir. Roger Courtois’ team were three goals down after 57 minutes, but five minutes later Fernand De Vlaeminck scored a consolation goal for the Stade de l’Aube outfit.