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Dijon vs. Saint-Étienne 5/23/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Dijon encounters Saint-Étienne on 5/23/2021.

Dijon encounters Saint-Étienne in a Ligue 1 match. Dijon with a record of 12.0-10.0-15.0 this season comes into this game with a 7.0-4.0-8.0 record on the road. Saint-Étienne is 12.0-10.0-15.0 this season and is 5.0-6.0-7.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Dijon and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Dijon came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Saint-Étienne and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Saint-Étienne played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Saint-Étienne is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Dijon.

The Dijon Roster

The Players to Watch for the Dijon

Bruno Ecuele Manga DF

Bruno Ecuele Manga has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Bruno Ecuele Manga has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Bruno Ecuele Manga had 37 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Bruno Ecuele Manga has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bruno Ecuele Manga has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Ecuele Manga has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Didier Ibrahim Ndong MF

As a shooter, Didier Ibrahim Ndong had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Didier Ibrahim Ndong has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Didier Ibrahim Ndong has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Dijon teammates, Didier Ibrahim Ndong had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Didier Ibrahim Ndong has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Didier Ibrahim Ndong has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe FW,MF

As a shooter, Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Muzinga Ngonda DF

Muzinga Ngonda has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Muzinga Ngonda has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Muzinga Ngonda has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Muzinga Ngonda has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Muzinga Ngonda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Muzinga Ngonda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Bersant Celina MF,FW

As a shooter, Bersant Celina had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Bersant Celina had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Bersant Celina has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Dijon teammates, Bersant Celina had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bersant Celina has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bersant Celina has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Mama Samba Baldé FW

As a shooter, Mama Samba Baldé had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Mama Samba Baldé has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Mama Samba Baldé has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Mama Samba Baldé has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mama Samba Baldé has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mama Samba Baldé has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Sacha Boey DF

As a shooter, Sacha Boey had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Sacha Boey has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Sacha Boey has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Dijon teammates, Sacha Boey had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sacha Boey has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sacha Boey has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Senou Coulibaly DF

Senou Coulibaly has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Senou Coulibaly had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Senou Coulibaly has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Senou Coulibaly has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Senou Coulibaly has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Senou Coulibaly has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

The Saint-Étienne Roster

The Players to Watch for the Saint-Étienne

Mahdi Camara MF,DF

Mahdi Camara has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mahdi Camara had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Mahdi Camara has 35 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Mahdi Camara has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mahdi Camara has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mahdi Camara has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Denis Bouanga MF,FW

As a shooter, Denis Bouanga had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Denis Bouanga has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Denis Bouanga had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Denis Bouanga had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Denis Bouanga has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Denis Bouanga has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Yvan Neyou MF

Yvan Neyou has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yvan Neyou had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Yvan Neyou has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Yvan Neyou had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Yvan Neyou has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yvan Neyou has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Harold Moukoudi DF

As a shooter, Harold Moukoudi had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Harold Moukoudi had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Harold Moukoudi had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Harold Moukoudi had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Harold Moukoudi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Harold Moukoudi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Mathieu Debuchy DF

As a shooter, Mathieu Debuchy had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mathieu Debuchy had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Mathieu Debuchy had 23 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Mathieu Debuchy had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mathieu Debuchy has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mathieu Debuchy has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Timothée Kolodziejczak DF

As a shooter, Timothée Kolodziejczak had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Timothée Kolodziejczak has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Timothée Kolodziejczak has 21 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Timothée Kolodziejczak had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Timothée Kolodziejczak has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Timothée Kolodziejczak has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Miguel Trauco DF

As a shooter, Miguel Trauco had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Miguel Trauco had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Miguel Trauco has 22 goals scored this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Saint-Étienne teammates, Miguel Trauco had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Miguel Trauco has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Miguel Trauco has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Adil Aouchiche MF,FW

As a shooter, Adil Aouchiche had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Adil Aouchiche has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Adil Aouchiche had 18 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Adil Aouchiche has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Adil Aouchiche has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Adil Aouchiche has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Ligue 1 action.

Dijon Team Stats

The Dijon Offensive Stats and Metrics

Dijon scored 0.57 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Dijon was able to score 0.38 goals off assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Dijon converted on 0.24 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Dijon attempts 2.32 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Dijon attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 25.5% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Dijon Defensive Stats and Metrics

Dijon gave up 1.76 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.76 shots were saved by Dijon goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Dijon goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 62.5% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. Dijon goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 13.5% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is really struggling, expecting a clean sheet is unreasonable.







Dijon Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne had 11.59 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Saint-Étienne is in the top 81 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne had 11.54 interceptions. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 53 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne has committed 14.19 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 75 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne drew 13.14 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 33 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne committed an offside 1.46 times. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 24 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Saint-Étienne Team Stats

The Saint-Étienne Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to score 0.92 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Saint-Étienne scored those goals off assists 83.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.76 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to score on 0.25 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Saint-Étienne attempts 3.68 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Saint-Étienne is able to get 32.7% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Saint-Étienne Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Saint-Étienne was able to hold opponents to 1.3 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.41 shots were saved by Saint-Étienne goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Saint-Étienne truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 62.7% of shots on target were saved by Saint-Étienne goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 32.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Saint-Étienne. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Saint-Étienne Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne had 11.59 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 81 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Saint-Étienne had 11.54 interceptions. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 53 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne has committed 14.19 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Saint-Étienne is in the top 75 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne drew 13.14 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 33 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Saint-Étienne had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.46 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Saint-Étienne in the top 24 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Dijon vs. Saint-Étienne Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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