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The Ligue 1 match at Stade Gaston Gérard on Saturday sees home team Dijon playing Marseille.
All Dijon v Marseille match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Dijon will play in this match following on from a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn match vs Reims.
In that game, Dijon had 44% possession and 8 shots on goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Stade de Reims got 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Dijon have really struggled up front in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 against opponents during their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Dijon have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 5. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Dijon:
- have not registered a win against Marseille in their previous 7 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 9 matches in the league. Something needs to change.
Marseille head into the clash following a 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Montpellier in their most recent match.
In that match, Marseille had 56% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 on target. For Marseille, the scorers were Nemanja Radonjić (41'), Dimitri Payet (80') and Valère Germain (84'). At the other end, Montpellier got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. Florent Mollet (53') scored for Montpellier.
Marseille have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Les Olympiens have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games.
Going into this contest, Marseille are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 01/04/2017 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Dijon. They have not been able to get themselves any victories at all whereas Marseille have managed to find a way, getting wins in 67% of those matches.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 of them for Dijon and 11 belonging to Les Olympiens. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 7 on 24/09/2019 which ended up with the score at Dijon 0-0 Marseille.
That day, Dijon had 45% possession and 18 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
For their opponents, Marseille got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Jérémy Stinat.
Team News: Dijon
Dijon boss David Linarès has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille manager André Villas-Boas has a number of players out of action. Luis Henrique (Corona virus), Morgan Sanson (Muscle Injury) and Jordan Amavi (Torn Muscle) will miss out on this game.
In our view, Dijon may find it difficult to see themselves scoring against this Marseille lineup who should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Marseille at the end of the 90.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Gaston Gérard (15,995)
Chairman: Olivier Delcourt
Manager: David Linarès
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
🔑 Key Man: Mama Baldé
Regularly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Mama Baldé was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Having made his senior debut playing for Desportivo Aves in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 11 appearances.