Dijon host Monaco at the Stade Gaston-Gérard looking to overcome the heavy defeat in the opening game of the Ligue 1 17/18 campaign. Last season, the club finished just two places above the drop zone after picking up only 37 points from the 38 league matches. Monaco have sold most of the stars from the incredible 2016-17 campaign, which was extremely successful for the club. Even then, players like Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe continue to strike fear into the opposition.
Betting Tips for the game
The start to the season was expected to be tough for Dijon after a poor pre-season, and it turned out to be the case with the team suffering a heavy 3-0 loss against Marseille.
Monaco were involved in an entertaining 3-2 win with Toulouse, and the club were able to shake off concerns from a poor pre-season campaign with this victory.
The recent meeting between the two clubs witnessed a 2-1 win for Monaco. However, the last meeting at Stade Gaston-Gérard finished as a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Monaco.
Dijon are given odds of 6/1 for a win, but the possibilities of a home win are low. The club narrowly avoided relegation last season after finishing just one point above the relegation play-offs. Monaco may have lost most of the stars from last year, but they still continue to possess great strength – as shown in the opening game against Toulouse. Players like Radamel Falcao will continue to be the key in the team, while Kylian Mbappe still is a Monaco player despite several transfer rumours. Our preview is confident about a win for Monaco, and it is provided odds of 1/2 with Bet365
Correct Score odds
Monaco were the best away in the Ligue 1 2016/17 campaign after managing 13 wins from 19 games. The team scored a remarkable 44 goals in these matches. While Monaco will certainly feel the effects of selling several players, the team continues to be strong on the counter-attack. Seven of the eight wins for Dijon last season came at home, but the last seven home games witnessed Dijon scoring just eight goals. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Monaco 2-1 win at 15/2 with BetVictor.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The opening weekend saw Dijon and Monaco being involved in games with over 2.5 goals. The last meeting between the two clubs also witnessed over 2.5 goals. Monaco finished last season with over 2.5 goals in four of the last five away games – primarily on the back of their strong attack. Our total goals prediction is to go with over 2.5 goals at 4/6 with Betfair.
First Goalscorer odds
Radamel Falcao scored the winner in the recent meeting with Dijon. He was also one of the scorers in the opening game against Toulouse. The 31-year-old will be the focal point of the team with Kylian Mbappe expected to leave. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Falcao at 10/3 with Bet365.