Diffuse midline glioma (DMG) is an aggressive brain tumour with high mortality and limited clinical therapeutic options. Although in vitro research has shown the effectiveness of medication, successful translation to the clinic remains elusive. A literature search highlighted the high variability and lack of standardisation in protocols applied for establishing the commonly used HSJD-DIPG-007 patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model, based on animal host, injection location, number of cells inoculated, volume, and suspension matrices. This study evaluated the HSJD-DIPG-007 PDX model with respect to its ability to mimic human disease progression for therapeutic testing in vivo. The mice received intracranial injections of HSJD-DIPG-007 cells suspended in either PBS or Matrigel. Survival, tumour growth, and metastases were assessed to evaluate differences in the suspension matrix used. After cell implantation, no severe side effects were observed. Additionally, no differences were detected in terms of survival or tumour growth between the two suspension groups. We observed delayed metastases in the Matrigel group, with a significant difference compared to mice with PBS-suspended cells. In conclusion, using Matrigel as a suspension matrix is a reliable method for establishing a DMG PDX mouse model, with delayed metastases formation and is a step forward to obtaining a standardised in vivo PDX model.