On the 2nd matchday of Ligue 1, Dijon and Monaco will meet
In what will be their first home, and away match, respectively.
The home side started the season getting smashed by Marseille at the Velodróme 3-0, while the title holders Monaco started off with a nail biting win over Toulose 3-2, in what was their 2nd official match of the season, after getting beat by PSG on the French Supercup.
The home side looks to get their first points up on the league table, after starting their campaign with the wrong foot last week.
After a good performance last season, the team will look to match or improve their record, since they were able to secure another season on the top tier of French football but with some difficulty. Still, they achieved it, for the 2nd time in a row, after they were promoted to this top tier 2 seasons ago.
On the side of the Monegasque, the team is looking to revalidate their title, which was achieved in admirable fashion last season over the multimillionaire PSG, although it seems that it won’t be as easy this season, considering the expectations the Parisians have for this new season and the signing of Neymar, who arrives to unbalance the league even more.
The team started this Ligue 1 with a triumph over Toulose, coming back after trailing twice, dominating their opponent in ball possession and on the number of chances created over the course of the match.
Dijon vs Monaco Pick:
Playing away from home, against a weaker opponent, I don’t expect such an easy match for Monaco as it was against Toulose.
I expect them to have more trouble creating goal chances and I also don’t believe that they can have the same offensive dynamic that they usually present at home.
The team shows signs of still being a work in progress, after the departure of some key players, and I don’t believe they will have an easy task against Dijon, which makes me fancy an Under match.