Dijon (@3.4) vs Marseille (@2.2)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Marseille will win

Dijon – Marseille Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 13:00

Olympique de Marseille participated in the Europa League final on two occasions (1998/1999, 2003/2004), but they were beaten by Parma and Valencia respectively in the title games. OMs home ground Stade Velodrome was opened on June 13, 1997 and the capacity of the stadium is 67.394. It has to be noted, though, that the Stade Velodrome outfit were banned from defending the title in the 1993/1994 season after being involved in a match-fixing scandal. To make things even worse for the fans, the club suffered enforced relegation to the Ligue 2.

Despite the fact that the visitors will be without suspended duo Payet Kamara, away win should be considered. New coach Andre Villas-Boas is doing a great job with the Orange Velodrome outfit and we are positive that his men will stick to their attacking style of play against Dijon. Olympique Marseille are eyeing a place in the Champions League and they should take advantage of the fact that Olympique Lyon suffered a dip in form.

In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In the last match, they won in a home match against Bordeaux, by (1-0). After 10 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position, with 34 points won. In 23 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 31 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 24 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76-90 ). In the last 10 away league matches Olympique Marseille has a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 30 possible. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Reims, by (2-1).

Dijon vs Marseille Head-to-head (h2h)

The hosts will try their best to end their winless streak, but against such a strong opponent, I believe that they will find it really hard to do that. These two teams have clashed on 5 occasions in recent years, and Marseille was victorious 4 times and once it was a draw. In two out of those five matches, the Olympians also kept a clean sheet, and I believe that well see the same scenario this time.

After 5 league matches, they are in 4th place in the standings with 10 points. Even though they are meeting with a weaker opponent, they are still the visiting team this time, and I think that they wont be able to score more than 2 goals. In those last 5 clashes they recorded 3 wins, 1 lost and 1 draw, and scored 7 goals while allowing 6. On the other hand, Marseille also called the Olympians in France is doing pretty well lately. In only two of those five clashes we saw over 2.5 goals, and I dont believe that we will see plenty of goals in this match either.

The Mustards are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Olympique Marseille and seeing that the visitors have been in a fine form of late, we do not believe that the rock-bottom side are capable of putting an end to their six-game winless run in the French top flight. Dijon just cant find their form at the start of the new Ligue 1 season, with the team collecting only one point from possible 18 to date.

Marseille have scored ten goals in this time and with them creating so many opportunities against Montpellier, were backing them to win here. With Marseille scoring so well in their last away games and in general against Dijon, were backing the visitors to score over 1.5 goals here in what were expecting to be a 2-1 win. Marseille have always had a stranglehold over Dijon with them winning each of their last four matches against the Mustards.

Form Summary

We feel theyll have to impress defensively to do so and with that in mind, were now also going for a low-scoring contest with Under 2.5 Goals FT at 9/10 with Unibet. Weve seen two or fewer goals in four of their last five home outings as well as three of Marseilles respective last five trips which feels like further evidence for such a bet.

Their manager Stphane Jobard will have a very difficult job because without their top goal scorer his team is obviously suffering, as they havent scored a single goal ever since hes been unavailable. One of their most important players Julio Tavars is still questionable before this match. The 31-year-old attacker is still recovering from his muscle injury, and no one can say for sure if hell be ready for this match.

The worst thing is that in those 5 games they scored 1 goal and conceded 7. Their attack is clearly suffering because their top goal scorer still recovering from an injury, but their defence isnt doing the best either. They have to improve their game a lot if they want to escape the relegation zone, but I doubt that theyll manage to do much in the upcoming match since theyll be clashing with a much stronger opponent. It seems that they are finding it hard to compete against the stronger clubs in the top-flight, and after they earned their promotion 3 years ago, they barely stayed in Ligue 1 last year. Dijon, commonly known as the Mustards is in an awful form recently, after 5 matches they are sitting at the very bottom of the league standings in 20th place. In their last 5 matches, they lost 4 and drew 1.