Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Paris Saint-Germain will be aiming to clinch top position in the Ligue 1 standings with a win over Dijon at their Parc des Princes. Brazil superstar Neymar missed Sunday’s football game against Nantes with a rib injury and he is rated doubtful for the Dijon clash. Nonetheless, Neymar-less PSG did well to beat les Canaris on the road and you should know that they are eyeing their eighth consecutive win in all competitions. PSG are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to stick to their attacking style of play against the Mustards. Olivier Dall’Oglio’s men have been impressive at home ground this season, but they struggle on the travels and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling PSG’s party at Parc des Princes. In their last meeting in the “City of Lights” PSG recorded a routine 3-0 win over Dijon.
Highlighted Player (Dani Alves):
After spending six seasons at Sevilla, Dani Alves joined Barcelona on 2 July, 2008. The pacey footballer is capable of playing as both full back and a right winger and he won a number of trophies with Barca from 2008 to 2016. After winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, he moved to Juventus in the summer of 2016. He signed a two-year deal with the Bianconeri and he was given shirt number 23. The Brazilian player was born in Juazeiro on 6 May, 1983 and he played seven games for the Brazilian U20 team in the past. Dani Alves made his debut for the senior team on 7 October, 2006, coming as a substitute in a friendly against Kuwait. In 2007 he won the Copa America trophy with the Selecao and that is considered his biggest success, speaking of his international career. Alves has a contract with Juventus which expires on 30 June, 2018. He joined the Italian giants on a free transfer.
Highlighted Team (Dijon):
Founded in 1998, Dijon are 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.