Dijon vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 8th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stade Gaston Gérard (Dijon).
The Phocaeans will look to capitalize on the recent stumbles by St.Etienne, who currently sits atop the lone spot that provides a direct path to Europa League. Rudi Garcia’s men still have a three-point deficit to cover, but a win in this tie and one more misfiring from the Greens can open a world of good for the team.
If they are wise enough, Red will avoid the relegation battle which is about to turn ugly in the French League. Say what you want about Monaco, but when the time comes, they will raise their level, no matter their current position. So, if Antoine Kombouare’s men consider themselves lucky for staying above the former Ligue 1 champions, that would be a castle in the sky.
Currently, the team has just a two-point cushion from the exit zone, and if they know better, the team should squeeze everything out of this home-tie.
Dijon vs Marseille Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Olympians won the last three games in a row.
- They also recorded five of the last six wins.
- Rudi Garcia’s men have never failed to score in an h2h tie.
- At the Stade Gaston Gérard, the hosts have lost all of their games.
- The Phocaeans registered two or more goals in all of their visits to the venue.
- 100% of fixtures at this stadium had both teams on the scorecard, as well as, over 2.5 goals.
Dijon vs Marseille Prediction
DFCO is a desperate lot of players, and they know what awaits them in this final stretch of the season. The team is not equipped to take part in a dogfight for survival, which would involve a former Ligue 1 champion. The result may not go their way, but I expect them to play their heart and soul on the pitch, and to record at least one goal in the tie, owing to the pressure they are currently under.
The Olympians have a 100% winning record at this venue, and will surely drive inspiration from that. They are just three points away from a Europa League position and realizing that they might not get favorable fixtures of the kind, frequently in the remaining match-days, the group will assert their dominance on the Red, who has been winless in 18 of their last 24 ties.
Expect an away win in the upcoming game.
Dijon vs Marseille Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Marseille to Win @ 2.25 (5/4).