Dijon vs PSG: All you need to know about this LIgue 1 fixture
Dijon’s form saw a slide over the last couple of weeks causing the drop to the 17th position in the Ligue 1 standings.
The hosts will hardly see an end to the crisis this Saturday when they are to host the current leaders PSG at Stade Gaston-Gerard.
Date: 14th October 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET/ 20:30 IST
Venue: Stade Gaston-Gerard.
Telecast: Sony ESPN HD, beIN Sports, TV5 Network
Livestream:QQ Sportslive, Sony LIV app
Olivier Dall’Oglio enjoyed a promising kick off to the new campaign, but Dijon’s defensive line revealed more and more holes as weeks passed by.
The Mustards are yet to keep a clean sheet after eight rounds of the competition and you don’t have to be especially smart to realise that such trend won’t be stopped against the best attacking line in Europe.
Les Parisiens have been just brutal in the final third at the start of the season.
The team led by Unai Emery notched 27 goals in eight fixtures as the superb attacking trio (Cavani, Neymar, Mbappe) seems to be enjoying the time together on the pitch.
Last year’s runners-up bagged as many as six past Bordeaux in the previous round and we can’t expect anything else but another goal fest on Saturday against a vulnerable opposition.
Dijon, who are winless in four league games, have had more time to plot out their strategy to outwit PSG, but coach Olivier Dall’Oglio did have South Korea striker Kwon Chang-hoon away playing for his country.
He returned to Europe with a foot injury, but could still feature, though Julio Tavares and Mehdi Abeid are still sidelined as the hosts seek to avoid defeat for the first time in a top-flight game at home to PSG, who have won both Ligue 1 Conforama meetings to date.
PSG will miss a few crucial players for this away fixture against Dijon. Silva was injured while on duty with Brazil but remained with Tite’s squad until both matches had been played, while Kurzawa was replaced by Jordan Amavi in the France squad early on and Verratti did not join up with his Italian teammates at all.
Dijon (4-4-2) Baptiste Reynet-Valentin Rosier,Papy Djilobodji, Cedric Verrault,Fouad Chafik-Naim Sliti,Xeca,Romain Amalfitano,Chang Hoon Kwon-Benjamin Jeannot, Wesley Said
PSG (4-2-3-1) Alphonse Areola-Thomas Meunier,Marquinhos,Presnel Kimpembe,Yuri Berichiche-Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabiot- Kylian Mbappe,Juian Draxler,Neymar-Edinson Cavani
Dijon vs PSG: Head to head
PSG have been more than dominant in the head to head history against Dijon winning five of their six previous encounters with The Mustards.
Les Parisiens scored three goals in each of the last season’s meetings.