Foot Predictions shows the Ligue 1 clash on Sunday between Dijon and Nimes, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
A six-point basket at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table takes place at Stade Gaston-Gerard on Sunday afternoon as 19th place Dijon go face to face with the basement side Nimes.
Both teams saw their journey at the Coupe de France end at the first obstacle in the middle of the week and cannot overcome the dotted line with a victory, but the importance of the three points this weekend cannot be underestimated.
Even with a series of changes, a second-tier Lille team closed its doors against a Dijon team that boasted several regular players in the Coupe de France, and Aguibou Camarathe first time winner was enough to send David Linaresmen packing up on Wednesday night.
This tight defeat at home represented Dijon’s fifth loss in recovery in all competitions and, although Les Hiboux has become synonymous with low goals since Linares took over, he saw his defense interrupted four times by Montpellier HSC in the crushing defeat of the last end week.
With just one win to show in the last 12 in the first division – a 3-1 triumph in Nimes on December 23 – Dijon’s survival prospects are dwindling every week, and they are now seven points behind security after the sudden resurgence of the Lorient form.
In addition, both Les Hiboux’s Ligue 1 victories this season have hit the road, and they are one of only two teams in the top five European leagues that have not yet marched to victory in their own territory this season – the other being Serie A fighter Torino – having drawn six and lost six at Stade Gaston-Gerard so far.
The faithful of Dijon will be praying that the signing of the loan Aboubakar Kamara will pay off in the attack, as Linares’s team has not scored goals in seven of their last eight home games in the first division and can only boast of a hitting quartet at Stade Gaston-Gerard throughout the season – unsurprisingly, worst record in the division.
Nimes are also not in a better position, although they managed to score three times against Monaco, who disputed the title, last weekend. Jerome Arpinonthe dismissal of was confirmed.
However, his trio of attacks turned out to be futile as a Aleksandr GolovinInspired Monaco came out 4-3 in that encounter – a result that condemned Les Crocodiles to their third league loss before the cup defeat to Nice on Wednesday.
Pascal Plancque has the best part of two months to preserve Nimes’ Ligue 1 status after replacing Arpinon at the helm, and while the seven-goal thriller against Monaco was encouraging from an offensive point of view, his defensive problems should be resolved sooner or later.
Nimes – who are tied with Dijon with 15 points, having played one game less – have scored 51 goals this season, and the visitors’ rear has also been violated 20 times in the last seven away matches, with five of them ending in defeat .
Dijon overcame their relegation rivals 3-1 at the start of the season – which was their first Ligue 1 victory over Nimes – but Les Crocodiles have not conceded goals in their other four first division games against their opponent since 2018.
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Dijon center-back Senou Coulibaly opened the scoring before seeing red against Monaco, and the 26-year-old will be replaced by Jonathan Panzo for this crunch game.
Roger Assale and Yassine Benzia remain injured for the hosts, who should receive Anthony Racioppi, Bruno Ecuele Manga, Ngonda Muzinga and Sacha Boey back to the rear.
Kamara made his debut for Dijon off the bench in the loss at Coupe de France to Lille and hopes to debut for the home team this weekend.
Nimes should receive Pablo Martinez back to the cup game with Nice, but the defender’s knee injury has worsened and he is also unlikely to play this weekend.
Sidy Sarr and Loick Landre they also occupy places in the treatment room for visitors, who are expected to be largely with the same XI that gave Monaco a great run for their money last weekend.
Baptiste Reynet, Lucas deaux, Florian Miguel and the always dangerous Zinedine Ferhat everyone is expected to return after being eliminated or left out for the Coupe de France.
Possible initial lineup of Dijon:
Racioppi; Boey, Manga, Panzo, Muzinga; Ndong, Lautoa; Bucket, Celina, Chouiar; Kamara
Possible initial line-up of Nimes:
Reynet; Alakouch, Briancon, Miguel, Meling; Cubas, Deaux; Ripart, Benrahou, Ferhat; Kone
Probability: Dijon 2-2 Nimes
Both sides must have all weapons in search of victory in this relegation match, which should mean 90 fascinating minutes for the neutrals. Dijon has the perfect opportunity to finally find his boots at home, but Nimes scored three times against Monaco and can also take advantage of adversaries’ adversities, so we hope the two teams will take home one point each – something that will not satisfy any manager.
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