Preview - Dijon vs Montpellier 14 January 19

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Match Day 19
Dijon vs. Montpellier
Monday, January 14th 2019
00:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade Gaston Gérard

Last five matches form: D D W L L
Average goals per match: 0.89
Average goals against per match: 1.72
Top Scorer: Mehdi Abeid & Júlio Tavares (3)

Last five matches form: D W L D L
Average goals per match: 1.39
Average goals against per match: 0.83
Top Scorer: Gaëtan Laborde & Andy Delort (7)

Two sides looking to move up the table for very different reasons lock horns at the Stade Gaston Gérard on Match Day 20 in Ligue 1 as Champion's League chasing Montpellier travel to take on Dijon who are looking to escape the relegation zone.

Dijon won the reverse of this fixture when coming out on top 2-1 in Montpellier on the opening day of the season. The two sides have followed very different trajectories since though.

Dijon do have a few players listed as doubts for this game, but no confirmed absentees at present. The suspended Gaëtan Laborde is the only player missing for Montpellier.

Dijon lie third bottom and two points adrift of safety. They do have two games in hand on the sides immediately above them though, starting with this one. Given the position they are in, it's easy to forget that Dijon actually won their first three games of the season. The wheels have well and truly fallen off since though. They have won only two of eight in front of their own fans and have conceded two or more goals in five of these games.

Having lost only one of their first twelve fixtures in Ligue 1, Montpellier have been going through their first real spell of adversity of late, with just one win and three defeats in their past six games. They have lost only twice on the road overall, at Angers and Nantes in midweek.

On the overall form of the season Montpellier should be winning this. They don't appear to be playing at anything like their peak at present though, and with their joint top scorer missing, they may have to settle for a point.

Prediction: Dijon 1 - 1 Montpellier

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