Olympique Marseille vs Dijon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 4 April 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Vélodrome.
The Owls are the absolute worst team in the whole competition, and by the looks of things, they have already ensured relegation at the end of the season. And for the same reason, it’s doubtful if the players are even enthusiastic about giving their 100% on the pitch.
They are placed dead last in the table, and have posted a total of just 15 points on the board till now from 30 matches. In order to extend their stay in the French top flight, they will have to overcome a gap of 14 points from the next eight game weeks.
Do also note that they have scored a total of just 20 goals in the league in 2020-21, while every single other squad has netted 30 or more goals.
Meanwhile, the Olympians are one of the best teams in the Ligue 1, and are desperately going after a European spot. As of now, they are placed sixth in the table, and they need a top-five finish at the worst.
As such, they are targeting a surplus of three points from the remaining game weeks, and it seems doable too, since the fifth-placed Lens are taking on the in-form Lyon this weekend.
Moreover, Jorge Sampaoli’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect Marseille to deliver a winning performance this Sunday.
Marseille vs Dijon: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Olympians had won four of the previous six overall meetings.
- They are on an eight-fixture unbeaten streak.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the last six clashes.
- Since 2017, the hosts have recorded wins to nil in every single encounter at this stadium.
Marseille vs Dijon Prediction
Sampaoli’s men lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against Nice. In the meantime, David Linares’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Reims.
Going on, the Olympians were unbeaten in seven of their preceding ten overall fixtures, and they had remained so in nine of their former twelve appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on an 11-fixture losing streak, and they had conceded two or more goals in five of their last six games. They are also on a long winless run in h2h clashes, and have conceded in plenty in those match-ups too.
Taking into account all these stats, expect Marseille to secure an easy win this Sunday. Do also count on a boatload of goals this weekend.
Marseille vs Dijon: Betting Tips
Marseille to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).