Caen were doing pretty good before the international break and were sitting on two consecutive victories.
Coach Garande changed system recently and moved experienced Rodelin in the center. He used to be a winger, but appears to be much more comfortable in the center. He scored the winning goal last round and delivered an assist in the victory over Lille two rounds ago.
Caen look good in this formula, they have plenty of speed down the flanks with Bazile and Bessat, they are very experienced in the center thanks to Feret and Ait Bennasser, and solid enough in defense.
Dijon intensified efforts recently and picked their first points this season. They are limited in skills, and the only way to be competitive is to compensate through hard efforts. Unfortunately it is not really possible to keep up the same rhythm for 90 minutes, so Dijon are vulnerable regardless the opponent.
Newly arrived forward Jeannot seems to be the most important player this season. Jeannot was only a reserve at Lorient last season for a good reason…
Hosts will be without winger Bazile, while Dijon will miss defender Varrault.
Caen should control this game and continue the good run. Odds seem a bit low, but still, Caen -0.5 at 2.01
Caen : Vercoutre, Samba – Guilbert, Genevois, Djiku, Da Silva, A.Mbengue – Sankoh, Bessat, Aït Bennasser, Avounou, Delaplace, Peeters, Féret, Repas – Santini, Rodelin, Kouakou
Dijon : B.Leroy, Reynet – Chafik, Djilobodji, Haddadi, Lang, Rosier, Yambéré – R.Amalfitano, Balmont, Marié, Sammaritano, Sliti, Xeka – Bahamboula, Jeannot, Saïd, Tavares