After Paris St. Germain completely unexpected at the beginning of January in the quarter-finals of the French League Cup at home against the bottom Guingamp retired, the men of coach Thomas Tuchel want to move into the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.
The chances are not surprisingly good. The Ligue 1 championship leader will welcome quarter-final Dijon FCO to the quarter-finals at Paris Princes Park on Tuesday evening.
Best Betting Tips PSG vs Dijon
The Dijon FCO has been trained by Antoine Kombouaré since the beginning of January. After six and a half seasons of cooperation, the club had previously separated at the end of December by coach Olivier Dall’Oglio. Kombouaré took over the club in 18th place in the league of the club under the new coach with a win, a draw and five defeats but still further and is now in 19th place Only in the French Football Cup so far it was the best for the Ostfranzosen. But you look at the game PSG vs Dijon on the odds of bookmakers, this run should now also come to an end. Also for the betting base Paris is the big favorite. We play PSG Vs. Dijon the tip for a “to Zero” victory of PSG.
PSG – Statistics & Current Form
After the injuries of Neymar and Edinson Cavani, the fans of Paris St. Germain had been very worried about whether the team can continue to hold on to all their seasonal goals without the two major offensive stars. But probably the one who still has a Kylian Mbappé. The French World Champion has always scored at least one goal in his last four games. In the 3-0 victory on Saturday in the league against Olympique Nimes Mbappé even tied a double. This season, the youngster is now at 22 goals, thus leading the scoresheet of Ligue 1 clear. In addition, the 20-year-old striker set a new record, as he is now the youngest player to reach the 50-goal mark in France’s highest league. The old record was from 1982 by Yannick Stopyra.
“Kylian may be a bit tired, he did not always make the right decisions in front of goal. He is young and plays a lot, maybe a bit too much in this difficult phase. But he does it very, very well. He is an exceptional player. ” – Thomas Tuchel
Against Nimes coach Thomas Tuchel could even spare players like Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Angel di Maria and Presnel Kimpembe. For the first time newcomer Leandro Paredes ran with Marco Verratti in the central midfield. With the success, the Parisians expanded their lead in the league to 17 points. Despite the packed calendar with games every three days, PSG shows under Tuchel always the same winning mentality. The president of the association Nasser Ghanim Al-Khelaifi has strengthened in the last days also sports director Henrique the back. There were always rumors about Arsene Wenger or Eric Abidal as the new sports director for the club. In addition, the ratio of Henrique and Coach Tuchel should not be the best. Now is the quarterfinals in the Coupe de France. The Parisians have won the competition four times in a row. The German coach has to renounce Dijon on Neymar and Cavani. Whether Thomas Meunier returns to the squad in the cup is questionable. Nevertheless, at PSG – Dijon, the prediction can only turn in one direction.
Expected formation of PSG:
Areola – Kurzawa, Kehrer, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Draxler, Verratti, Dani Alves, Nkunku – Di Maria, Mbappé
Last games by PSG:
- 23.02.2019 – PSG Vs. Olympique Nîmes 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 20.02.2019 – PSG Vs. Montpellier 5: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 17.02.2019 – AS St. Étienne Vs. PSG 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 12.02.2019 – Manchester United Vs. PSG 0: 2 (Champions League)
- 09.02.2019 – PSG Vs. Girondins Bordeaux 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Dijon – Statistics & Current Form
The Dijon Football Cote-d’Or plays in the first French league since the 2016/17 season. After the season 2011/12 that was only the second season for Ligue 1 in Dijon. In the first two years, the FCO was able to make it to the league with the places 16 and 11. This season, however, the club is deep in the table cellar. Also, the change of coach at the beginning of January from longtime coach Olivier Dall’Oglio to Antoine Kombouaré has brought no improvement yet. The Ostfranzosen are currently with 20 points on the penultimate place of Ligue 1. The saving shore is already four points away. After all, Dijon has currently collected just as many points as Caen, who are on the relegation place. Of the first 25 games, the red-whites could win only five. But the FCO had to take 15 losses already. The 1-0 home win against St. Etienne last Friday was already the fourth league run in a row.
Once again, the team did not play as if they had understood the seriousness of the relegation battle. Catastrophic mistakes made the winning goal of former BVB player Neven Subotic possible. The team seems unsettled after the bankruptcy series. Even abroad, Dijon has been waiting for victory for eleven league matches. It was good for the Burgundians this season only in the Coupe de France. Dijon entered the competition in the fourth round and won 3-1 at the fourth-rate club Schiltigheim. In the sixteenth finals, the FCO managed a surprise and won 6-3 away at league rival St. Etienne, who is currently in fourth place in Ligue 1. In the second round, the men of Coach Kombouaré with the fourth division Iris Club de Croix again Los luck and won away with 3-0. But in the quarter-finals Dijon has no luck and loses in the game PSG vs.. Dijon according to the odds as a huge outsider in the game. Coach Kombouaré has yet to relinquish Arnold Bouka Moutou and Mickael Alphonse in Paris. Benjamin Jeannot could get fit in time.
Expected formation of Dijon:
Allain – Chafik, Coulibaly, Yamberé, Aguerd – Abeid, Marié – Kwon, Sliti, Said – Tavares
Last Games by Dijon:
- 22.02.2019 – FCO Dijon vs. FCO. AS St. Etienne 0: 1 (Ligue 1)
- 15.02.2019 – Olympique Nîmes Vs. FCO Dijon 2: 0 (Ligue 1)
- 08.02.2019 – FCO Dijon vs. FCO. Marseilles 1: 2 (Ligue 1)
- 05.02.2019 – Iris Club de Croix Vs. FCO Dijon 0: 3 (Coupe de France)
- 02.02.2019 – Angers Vs. FCO Dijon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
PSG vs Dijon Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There have been eight matches between Paris St. Germain and Dijon FCO. With seven wins and one defeat, the direct comparison clearly speaks for the Parisians. The only defeat against the FCO collected PSG in the League Cup of the 2011/12 season: At that time, Dijon won at home in the second round 3-2. The last six matches were won by the captains. The last game in January 2018 Dijon lost with no less than 0: 8 in the Prince Park.
PSG vs Dijon Football Betting Tips
The starting position before the Coupe de France quarter-finals is more than clear. The home-high favorite position of the home side is reflected in the game PSG vs Dijon clearly in the odds of bookmakers. Dijon has quite different worries than the entry into the Cup semi-final. Certainly the guests are hoping that Paris, as well as in the League Cup quarter-finals, will do well, but in the capital, the Coupe de France has a much higher appreciation than the League Cup. Otherwise, nothing really speaks for the FCO. Paris is in top form even without Neymar and Cavani. Mbappé take on the offensive and the defense has conceded only one goal in the last six competitive matches. Add to that the perfect home record of PSG in the league with 14 wins from 14 games and a goal difference of 50: 5.
Key Facts – PSG vs Dijon tips
Paris lost only one of the last 56 home games in the league
In the league Dijon has been waiting for eleven away games for a win
For six games, the FCO could not get a point against the PSG
There can be no doubt at the outcome of the duel between Paris St. Germain and Dijon FCO. Hard to imagine that the team of Thomas Tuchel again makes a disgrace in a cup quarterfinals. The questions are actually only: Which stars spare coach Tuchel? How much gas do the hosts give? We do not necessarily expect an offensive fireworks display, but we believe that the defending championship leader in the last couple of weeks remains tight. Thus we set PSG vs Dijon our tip on “PSG wins to zero”.
On the other hand, you always have to reckon with many goals in Paris. Even without Neymar and Cavani PSG scored 15 times in the last six games. In addition, Mbappé fills the absence of his colleagues currently more than good. Also, Dijon looked at the last game in Paris, not good and conceded eight goals. Thus, in the game PSG vs Dijon’s prediction on “over 3.5 goals” also a good option. If you can’t watch this event live on tv or online you can view all the important goals an match highlights on https://nowgoal.eu/
Insider Tips: PSG wins to zero