Competition: Ligue 1
Market: Montpellier to score over 1.5 goals
Odds: 5/6 @ 888sport
With a golden chance to lay down another marker this weekend, a high-flying Montpellier will make the trip what is a downbeat Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, enduring what was an extended blip before last year’s Ligue 1 campaign was brought to an early halt, Dijon have only continued to show the same glaring issues. Already tipped by many as an early-season relegation contender as we inch closer to October, Stéphane Jobard’s men were hit with a deserved 1-0 loss away at Strasbourg last weekend and really have the feel of a club in the midst of a crisis. Losing each of their opening four top-flight appearances this season and the only side who are yet to rack up a single point, Dijon could be in for another long afternoon at the Stade Gaston Gérard on Sunday. Suffering back-to-back home victories against Angers and a returning Brest, it should also be noted that the Reds were hit with a 2-1 defeat when they faced off against this weekend’s guests back in January.
As for the visitors, while Dijon might be enduring what has been a hugely concerning run of form, Montpellier have gained a long list of admirers after what has been an eye-catching start to proceedings. Last seen putting in what was another thumping display at the Stade de la Mosson seven days ago, La Paillade picked up a 4-1 victory at home against Angers and the mood in Michel Der Zakarian’s camp appears to be at a red-hot high. Now winning each of their last three Ligue 1 appearances on the spin and with a reputation for their clinical displays in front of goal, Andy Delort bagged a brace last weekend and it is certainly worth keeping an eye out for the 28-year-old. Unbeaten in their last three straight meetings against Dijon and now dreaming of a European return this season, we’re backing another fruitful afternoon for a free-scoring Montpellier.
Bet: Montpellier 5/6 to score over 1.5 goals against Dijon in Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 888sport