With a 2-1 home win against Toulouse the FCO Dijon last Friday was able to avert the direct descent. Since Caen lost the parallel match at home to Bordeaux 0-1, the “Mustards” climbed from 19th place to 18th place on the final day of the match. Now the Dijon Football Cote-d’Or can even make it into relegation. Opponent here is the Racing Club de Lens.
Today’s Betting Prediction Lens vs Dijon
The first leg will be played on Thursday evening at Stade Bollaert-Delelis by Lens. The second leg in Dijon is on Sunday evening. Since relegation in the 2014/15 season, the RC Lens plays in Ligue 2. After the red and yellow in the season 2016/17 had missed the rise by just one point, the club has the end of this season, the next chance at the Return to the first league. The bookmakers see Lens Vs. Dijon with their odds good prospects for the home side. The betting base is also counting on the hosts and is putting Ligue 1 Relegation Lens Vs. Dijon even hints at “Lens wins to zero”.
Lens – Statistics & Current Form
The greatest success of the history could celebrate the Racing Club de Lens in the 1998 season, when you could win the French championship for the first and only time. In recent years, however, the club developed the elevator team and has been playing for four years in the second division. Lens finished the regular season of Ligue 2 in fifth place this year. Only thanks to the better goal ratio, the Red and Yellow could rank higher than the Football Club Lorient and thus qualified for the promotion playoffs.
In the first round in the fight for the rise, the Racing Club prevailed on penalties against the Paris Football Club. In round two Lens then had to compete in the ES Troyes and retained after extra time 2-1 the upper hand. The guests had to play after a dismissal of their keepers Leca from the 40th minute outnumbered. In the 67th minute, the home side had to accept a yellow-red card. Lens had already taken the lead in the third minute. Shortly before half-time Troyes was compensated by a penalty. The winning goal for RC fell then only in the second half of the extension. Thus, the Racing Club has won its last five games all.
With 38 points from 19 games Lens was the third best home team in Ligue 2. In front of their own fans, there were eleven wins and only three defeats. In the recent ten home games, the northern French had to take only one defeat. In addition, “Les Sang et Or” conceded in their own stadium only nine goals (second best value of the second French league). Coach Philippe Montanier will face Dijon without suspended goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca and injured Saif Tka, Mouaad Madri and Aleksandar Radovanovic.
Expected lineup of Lens:
↳ Vachoux – Duverne, Tahrat, Fortes – Centonze, Gillet, Ba, Mendy – Gomis, Bellegarde, Ambrose
Last games by Lens:
⚽️ 24.05.2019 – ES Troyes vs. RC Lens 1: 2 n.V. (Ligue 2)
⚽️ 21.05.2019 – Paris FC vs RC Lens 4: 5 n.V.u.E. (Ligue 2)
⚽️ May 17, 2019 – RC Lens Vs. US Orleans 5: 2 (Ligue 2)
⚽️ 10/05/2019 – AC Ajaccio vs. RC Lens 0: 2 (Ligue 2)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – RC Lens Vs. Clermont Foot (Ligue 2)
Dijon – Statistics & Current Form
Dijon coach Antoine Kombouaré meets in the relegation to his former club RC Lens, which he supervised in the seasons 2013/14 to 2015/16 and led in his first year in the Ligue 1. Only in January 2019 Kombouaré had taken over the FCO Dijon as successor to coach Olivier Dall’Oglio, after he was previously released at Guingamp. For a long time it looked as if the new coach could not prevent the crash of the Burgundians in the second division. Only last Friday against Toulouse, the FCO used its last chance on the relegation place. The Ostfranzosen had at home until the 58th minute with 0: 1 lagged. However, Dijon then scored twice in four minutes.
As the SM Caen, who had been on the relegation place before the last matchday, lost 1-0 to Bordeaux at home on Matchday 38, Coach Kombouaré’s side overtook the rival in the table. With three home victories at the end of the season, the Mustards rescued in the end in the relegation. The successes in front of their own fans were also urgently needed in the catastrophic out-of-balance of the FCO. because from the last 17 appearances Dijon had won only one victory. During this period, there were 13 bankruptcies on the opponent’s square, all to zero. In the first relegation match, the FCO has to do without the suspended Romain Amalfitano and the injured Julio Tavares. Tavares is the best striker of Dijon with eight goals this season.
Expected formation of Dijon:
↳ Runarsson – Alphonse, Yambere, Lautoa, Haddadi – Balmont, Kaba – Said, Marie, Chang-Hoon – Sliti
Last Games by Dijon:
⚽️ 24.05.2019 – FCO Dijon – Toulouse 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – PSG Vs. FCO Dijon 4: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – FCO Dijon Vs. Strasbourg 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – FC Nantes vs. FCO Dijon 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – SM Caen vs. FCO Dijon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Lens vs Dijon Direct Comparison
There were already nine duels between the two clubs. With four wins, Dijon has the edge in direct comparison. There are also four draws and only one win for Lens. The only victory against the FCO managed the RC in the second division season 2008/09 3-1. In Lens the overall record is a win for the Red-Yellow as well as three draws. In Dijon four matches ended with a home win (a draw).
Lens vs Dijon Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
After Dijon still has reached the relegation place in the last minute, the “Mustards” will certainly go into the relegation with some hope and tailwind. When looking at the devastating out-of-balance sheet, the FCO has to increase urgently on the opponent’s place. In the past Ligue 1 season, the Ostfranzosen only three wins and a total of just twelve points in the foreign. In the recent eight appearances, there was a victory and seven defeats. The RC Lens is relaxed, but also modest in the two games against Dijon. You have nothing to lose and be a second division outsider. It remains questionable how it is with the power reserves of Lens ordered, because the second division had to go in each of the first two playoff games in each case in extra time.
Key Facts – Lens vs Dijon tips
⭐️ Lens was the third-best home side of Ligue 2 this season, conceding just nine goals in 19 games
⭐️ Dijon won just one of his last 17 appearances
⭐️ Dijon is without victory in Lens – Lens has never won in Dijon
The relegation duel between Lens and Dijon will probably not be decided in the first leg, in our opinion. In front of their own fans, the RC is still a favorite in the first meeting. This is supported by both the good home record of the Nordfranzosen and the poor results of the “Mustards” on the opponent’s place this season. We’ll face Lens Vs. Dijon also a forecast in favor of the home side. Since Lens has conceded no goals in six of his last nine home games and has conceded only nine home goals in the entire second league season and Djion could not score 14 times in his latest 17 appearances, we take a little more risk and set at the game Lens Vs. Dijon our tip on “Lens wins to zero”.
Betting Prediction: Lens wins to zero