Dijon FCO and Rennes meet at Stade Gaston Gérard, in a match for the 33rd round of League 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 08-12-2018, Rennes won at home by (2) -0). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, on 26-01- 2018, for the League 1, the Dijon FCO won by (2-1). F. Balmont (30 ‘) and Júlio Tavares (65’) scored the goals of the match, for Dijon FCO, and I. Sarr (41 ‘), for Rennes. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 6 wins, 7 draws and 19 losses, the home team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 25 points won. In the last match, they have tied at home against Amiens SC by (0-0), after in the previous match they have won (1-3) an away match against Olympique Lyonnais. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses at their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last 10 home league matches Dijon FCO has a record of 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, and its attack needs to improve, as it has not scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 8 of its last 32 games for League 1, of these 8 came to rest in advantage in 5 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 4. In 32 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 21 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 16 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 11 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
The Dijon left for this game with a draw, without goals, in the reception at Amiens, adding in this way the second game followed without losing in this competition. It should be noted that the locals won only 3 of the 16 games played in their stadium. On this day, against Rennes, a very complicated adversary, coach Antoine Kombouaré must opt for a very defensive strategy, with low lines, only exploring the counterattack. The forward Julio Tavarés is the great highlight of Dijon, with 3 goals and 3 assists. For this game the coach can not count on Abeid and Valentin Rosier, players recovering from injury.
After 11 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses, the away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 43 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Nîmes, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Nice, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 11 conceded. For the league, Rennes won 12 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 16 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 32 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 16 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 11 of their 29 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The whole Rennes comes to this game with a draw, by 0-0, at the reception to Nice, adding the fifth consecutive game without beating the French championship. Outside the home, the visitors only won 4 of their 16 matches. Normally coach Julien Stéphan acts in 4-4-2, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, mainly through the flanks: Ismaila Sarr has done wonders on the left flank of the team. On the other hand, it is inevitable to highlight striker M’Baye Niang, with 7 goals scored so far. The foreign trainer does not have Ludovic Baal, Guitane, Danze and Siebatcheu, all injured.