Reason For Bastia vs Dijon Betting Tips
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s Dijon seek to extend their unbeaten Ligue 1 streak to five matches on Saturday evening when they pay a visit to Stade Armand Cesari to take on Francois Ciccolini’s Bastia.
An injury time decider from veteran centre-back Jordan Loties meant Dijon snatched all three points at home to Lorient last weekend, the 1-0 triumph backing up a recent victory over Rennes and draws against St Etienne and Montpellier.
That’s solid form from the team promoted as Ligue 2 runners-up last term and Dall’Oglio’s side have nudged their way up to 13th in the table as a result going into this fixture.
And they will arrive at Stade Armand Cesari in far better nick than the hosts who sit 15th in the standings after losing their last three Ligue 1 outings.
I Turchini were very poor in a 2-1 defeat to Lille last weekend conceding two goals in quick succession at the start of the second half – the result adding further pressure to boss Ciccolini after reversals against Nantes and Angers on match days 8 and 9 respectively.
But Bastia will undoubtedly see this fixture as an ideal chance to bounce back based on their strong home record and the fact their opponents have only taken one point from a possible 12 on the road thus far since returning to the top tier.
Bastia’s 2016/17 form at Stade Armand Cesari has been mixed with seven points claimed from five outings however it’s important to note that last term, Ciccolini’s side bagged 35 points from their home fixtures (11 wins, two draws, six defeats) and that was the main factor behind the respectable 10th place finish they achieved.
It will be all about stopping the rot this weekend for the hosts so a nervy contest awaits especially as Dijon have yet to find their feet away from Stade Gaston-Gerard.
Therefore, we’re tipping up a stalemate here and with a fairly low scoring affair anticipated, 1-1 catches the eye in the correct score market.
Head To Head
Dijon dominate the head to head with 6 wins compared to Bastia's one from 11 meetings. However, Saturday's clash will be the sides' first since 2010.
Bastia vs Dijon Stats
No key stats and the sides have not met since February 2010.
Bastia Team News
Centre-back Abdelhamid El Kaoutari remains a long term absentee for the hosts with a muscle tear whilst striker Enzo Crivelli continus to serve a three match ban.
Dijon Team News
Full-back Arnold Moutou is unavailable again due to a calf strain. Creative midfielder Marvin Martin is still out with a long term muscular injury.