Two matches are scheduled to feature this Friday with both games much anticipated by the French football fans. For this one Dijon welcome Rennes at Stade Gaston Gerard looking to register their first win of the 2020/21 campaign. Will they manage these three points against Julie Stephan's troops?
In recent seasons, Dijon have managed to get the better of Stade Rennes. With the Dijon-based outfit winning three of the last four league meetings between these two sides, one would think they are the superior team for this game. However, prior to those games, Stade Rennes have been dominant with a record of three wins in five games. Overall, both sides have won four each in the last 10 meetings. The most recent meeting ended in favour of the home side as they pulled off a comeback victory.
The Owls desperate for a positive result
Dijon haven't been impressive since securing promotion in the 2016/17 season. Except in the 16/17 season, they have been involved in a relegation scrap in the other campaigns. This season doesn't look different looking at their abysmal start. They head into this game at the bottom of the table with just one point copped after six games played.
They got blown away in their previous game against Bordeaux in another shambolic performance. Jobard's troops went down as early as the 11th minute as Oudin fired Bordeaux home. Subsequent goals from Kalu and Basic condemned Dijon to their fifth defeat of the season.
Stade Rennes bidding to stay at the top
Rennes go into Matchday seven at the top of the Ligue 1 standings. Stephan Jobard and his troops will be highly confident heading into this game with no losses prior. Also, with the team preparing for their Champions League opener on Tuesday, we expect them to be looking to seal this game as early as possible to rest key players.
Raphinha who is now a Leeds United player was on the scoresheet as they shared the spoils Reims. The Rennes supporters will sincerely hope this minor stumbling block doesn't prove to be a major one as they'd want to see their team add another three points to their current points tally.
Dijon vs Stade Rennes Team News
Mama Balde is the only injury casualty for the home side after suffering a knock in that 3-0 loss to Bordeaux.
Dijon possible starting XI:
Allagbe; Chafik, Ecuele Manga, Panzo, Chala; N'Dong, Cheikh, Dina Ebimbe; Assale, Chouiar, Celina
Stade Rennes possible starting XI:
Salin; Dalbert, Rugani, Da Silva, Traore; Nzonzi; Tait, Camavinga, Bourigeaud, Del Castillo; Guuirassy
Dijon vs Stade Rennes Prediction: 0-2
The Dijon supporters will tune into this game hoping their side manages to replicate the performance they put out in the previous meeting between these two sides. However, we don't think they get anything from this game against a well-rounded Stade Rennes outfit.