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Dijon vs Sochaux Predictions & Tips - Draw tipped in Ligue 2 clash
- Dijon vs Sochaux tips for Monday's French Ligue 2 match
- The match is being played at Stade Gaston Gérard (7.45pm BST)
- Sochaux have drawn 3 of their last 4 away matches against Dijon
- A draw is tipped in the Ligue 2 clash
- Match preview, predictions and latest team news
Dijon are tipped for a draw on their return to Ligue 2 (Getty Images)
Dijon vs Sochaux Predictions
Dijon endured a nightmare season in Ligue 1. They are tipped to begin life back in Ligue 2 with a draw against Sochaux.
- Dijon have lost 17 of their last 19 matches (all competitions).
- Dijon have drawn their last 2 matches against Sochaux (all competitions).
- Sochaux have drawn 3 of their last 4 away matches against Dijon (all competitions).
- Sochaux are winless in 7 of their last 8 matches (Ligue 2).
- Sochaux are winless in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Ligue 2).
Head to Head
It has been five seasons since these two sides last met in a competitive match.
Sochaux won a Coupe de la Ligue tie on penalities after a 1-1 draw.
Dijon ended last season bottom of Ligue 1 in France with just 21 points and four wins from their 38-game season.
They did sign off the campaign with a 1-0 win away to St Etienne, but they lost 17 of their last 19 matches in all competitions during a miserable run.
David Linarès remains in charge but his team have had a tough pre-season run of friendlies.
Dijon have lost two Sochaux, Nancy, Bourg en Brasse and Troyes. They drew the other game against Grenoble.
Dijon Team News
There has been an overhaul at Dijon in preparation for life back in the second tier.
Goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet and defenders Cheick Traoré, Daniel Congré and Christopher Rocchia have signed on free transfers.
Midfielders Jessy Pi, Mattéo Ahlinvi and Valentin Jacob and forward Mickaël Le Bihan have also been snapped up.
Winger Yahya Soumaré has joined on loan from Lyon.
A long list of departures include Ngonda Muzinga, Saturnin Allagbé, Wesley Lautoa, Lévi Ntumba, Fouad Chafik, Aboubakar Kamara, Arthur Zagre, Sacha Boey, Aníbal Chalá, Pape Cheikh and Junior Dina Ebimbe.
Sochaux's Ligue 2 season ended in a whimper as they lost their last three matches en route to finishing in seventh place.
Omar Daf's side had been in contention for a play-off spot, but Sochaux won only one of their last eight matches.
They were beaten by Dunkerque, Clermont and Auxerre in their final three games.
Sochaux have warmed up with four friendlies. They have beaten Dudelange, Dijon and Yverdon and lost to Sion.
Sochaux Team News
Sochaux have bolstered their squad with the signings of full-backs Ismaël Aaneba and Valentin Henry, attacking midfielder Tony Mauricio and wingers Maxime Do Couto and Aldo Kalulu.
Winger Bryan Lasme has been sold to Arminia Bielefeld and midfielder Sofiane Daham has been loaned out.
Goalkeeper Aubin Long, defenders Johan Martial, Pape Paye and Salem M'Bakata and midfielder Fabien Ourega have all left at the end of their contracts.
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Dijon are on a long run of poor form. Will the new season in Ligue 2 bring an end to their run? A draw is value in the season opening game.
Best Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @240.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit