Dijon yet to arrest the slide

The two newly relegated sides in Ligue 2 go head-to-head this Saturday when Nimes play host to Dijon. The visitors were like a lead balloon in Ligue 1 last term, their fate seemed sealed for the vast majority of the campaign. Sometimes that can set a club up better for the drop down, Nimes posted 14 more points than Saturday’s opponents on last season and come in as favourites at just above evens. With both teams not getting off to an ideal start to the campaign, this matchup presents the perfect opportunity to get pushing in the right direction.

Background

Nimes have been able to keep hold of some of their most prolific players from their topflight relegation, Moussa Kone remains at the club but was absent in the season opener. A 1-1 draw at Bastia with central midfielder Lamine Fomba grabbing the first goal inside 12 minutes. Former Bristol City winger Niclas Eliasson retains the number seven jersey and his right midfield berth the creator scored four and assisted three last term.

There has been a greater turnover of players at Dijon, captain Bruno Ecuele Manga remains at the centre of defence. The Gabon international was ever present in Ligue 1 last season and is a crucial senior figure in the side having recently turned 33.

Eliasson could be the main to turn the screw in the hosts’ favour in this encounter, he is dangerous at dead ball situations, can beat a man and score from open play himself. The drop down to Ligue 2 should see his output improve, potentially even catching the eye for a January move.

Even though it is only the second game of the season, this outing provides a good platform to get one over a potential promotion rival. Both of these teams would probably be content with a point, Nimes would stay unbeaten and Dijon would get something on the board. However with the price on offer and less of a relegation, Nimes are well placed to take full advantage on Saturday.

Nimes - Dijon Betting Tip

Nimes to Win with Betway at odds of 23/20 or 2.15.

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