DIJ Vs ANG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Miraculous escape last season sees Dijon plying their skill set this season as well in the league
Without a win in four successive encounters, everything just fell together for Dijon as Ligue drew to a close for its 2019-20 season. The club managed to wrench out of its impasse in its culminating league stage fixture with the 2-1 triumph over Toulouse seeing them survive relegation.
The win took them to 16th spot in the points tally and ensured that when the points were reworded as the league was curtailed midway, the numbers stacked by in their favour. It was a truly remarkable and miraculous grand escape from the relegation brawl, one which saw the team mantain its identity in the echelons of French football.
The club will be looking to utilise that luck in its favour this time around and give a better account of itself as the new season gets underway. Back on the field after four months, the club steps out to take on last season’s 11th placed Angers, a side which threatens to halt Dijon’s incredible home record.
Unbeaten in their last 12 fixtures in their own stadium, Dijon have scored in every fixture in familiar territory in the last year. This is truly the club’s fortress, a bastion Angers won’t be able to breach so easily.
However, if last season’s form is anything to go by, Angers are more than capable of peddling out an opening win for themselves. The club wrapped up last season with three wins in a row, only finding itself in 11th place due to the newly introduced system to calculate points amidst Coronavirus.
This clash promises to a jaffer, one which will be determined by the barest of margins. We envision Angers just about prevailing on the day with the team’s better attack guiding the club to a one goal win.
Probable Playing 11
- Dijon are riddled with injuries with Balde, Senou and Tavares all set to miss out on today’s upcoming fixture for the side.
Runarsson, Chafik, Manga, Lautoa, Muzinga, Ndong, Cheikh, Ebimbe, Sammaritano, Chouiar, Tavares
Bernardoni, Bamba, Traore, Thomas, Doumbia, Santamaria, Thioub, Fulgini, Mangani, Capelle, Bahoken
Ligue 1 2020-21
Match: Dijon Vs Angers
Date And Time: 22nd August, Saturday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Stade Gaston Gerard, Dijon
- Balde: 6 Goals, 2 Assists
- Alioui: 6 Goals
DIJ Vs ANG Dream11 Picks
Despite sitting precariously close to relegation last season, Dijon always managed to stay adrift of the dreaded spots due to their shot stopper. Alfred Gomis was always up for a fight, a goal-keeper who was able to come out unblemished despite seeing the kitchen sink and more being thrown his way.
Although the likelihood of a cleansheet for either is extremely unlikely today, the scales just ever so slightly shift in Angers’ favour. Its down to their ability to dictate play and control the ball for a large period, a set of events which can leave Dijon with frugal chances to tailor attacking plays.
It sees all of our picks make an advent into our side from Angers. We have opted for Ismael Traore, Romain Thomas and Vincent Manceau, names who can easily leave Dijon in jeopardy for this one.
Where Coronavirus has wreaked havoc in teams’ preparations for the upcoming season, Angers managed to veer clear of the plight. It saw them embark on all of their scheduled practice fixtures, ones the team comprehensively registered wins in.
The biggest takeaway from those results was the side’s attacking threat. It bodes well for the club today, one which could leave Dijon sullied and bereaved across the tie.
With two goals and two assists, we’ll be making Thomas Mangani the first pick from the visiting team for this one. Partnering him up are the insatiable Mathias Pereira Lage and Baptiste Santamaria, players who can easily end up filling their shoes today.
Dijon on the other hand will see us opt for a duo from the side. The home team has scored in every fixture in the stadium since September, a record which augurs well for them ahead of today’s encounter.
Comprising the duo will be the gripping Frederic Sammaritano and Dider Ndong, two players who can force Angers’ hand with their acumen.
Partnering up with the two is the team’s top scorer from last season. Mounir Chouiar managed to pop up with four goals for the side, a number which saw him emerge as the focal point of the team’s attack.
On the other hand, Angers will see us indulge in the pick of Stephane Bahoken with the striker having also scored on four occasions last term.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Their four goals apiece lead us to make Bahoken the captain for the day while Mounir is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gomis, Ismael, Thomas, Manceau, Santamaria, Ndong, Frederic, Mathias, Mangani, Chouiar, Bahoken
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