FREE SOCCER PREDICTION FOR 22/AUGUST/2020

France Ligue 1 | Stade Gaston Gérard | 22nd August
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Dijon
  • L
  • D
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • W
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Angers
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
 

Dijon vs Angers predictions ahead of this Ligue 1 clash on Saturday. Who will start the new campaign with three points? Read on for our latest Ligue 1 betting tips and predictions.

Pick: Dijon Draw No Bet

REASON FOR THIS PREDICTION

  • Dijon are unbeaten in 12 home league games, the longest current run in Ligue 1
  • Angers have won two of their last 10 away matches
  • Angers scored only eight goals in 13 away trips last season

Fresh start for Dijon

When last season’s Ligue 1 campaign ended, Dijon had finally put right their awful start to the campaign. They lost five of their first six games to fall into relegation trouble, but they finished clear of the bottom three when the season was interrupted.

This season, Dijon are looking to avoid that same fate. Their opener with Angers looks like a good chance to start, with the hosts coming into this having sorted their home record. With some form behind them and given the visitors’ issues coming into this one, we are siding with Dijon in our predictions here.

Contrasting form

These two sides are in very different positions heading into this clash. Dijon, may have lost their first two home games last season, but they are unbeaten in 12 home games in Ligue 1 (W6 D6), their longest run in the top-flight since their first season back in 2011/12, and also the longest current run of all sides in Ligue 1.

Meanwhile, Angers have won just twice in their last 10 matches away from home in Ligue 1 (D3 L5), while Angers haven’t won back-to-back away games in the top-flight since September 2018. That poor form puts them at risk coming into this game, so it’s little surprise we’re siding with the hosts.

Dijon to edge it

Last season saw Angers win just twice in their 13 away trips, with most of their points and goals coming at their own ground. They scored just eight times away from home all season, while we see little that suggests a major change is coming for the visitors.

Dijon can hold tight at the back and secure the points here, especially having hit form at home. We think they can edge it, with the hosts generously priced on the Draw No Bet market. That chimes well with their recent unbeaten streak. With the visitors looking so goal-shy, we’re also backing a 1-0 home win as our correct score prediction.