Reason for betting on Olympique Marseille vs Dijon match
Olympique Marseille and Dijon will close the opening round of the French Ligue 1. The hosts have the highest possible ambitions regarding the national championship, and after several years they are one of the main favourites for the title. Dijon, meanwhile, will be fighting to stay in the league after avoiding relegation in the previous season. Just to remind you they were just one point above the danger zone, and they had a lot of luck. The game will be played at Velodrome Stadium, one of the most beautiful football venues in Europe.
Olympique Marseille overview
The former European Champion had an excellent preseason period. The performances were fantastic, and so far they have recorded 5 victories and 1 draw. One of those victories came in UEFA Europa League qualifications against Oostende, 4-2. Rudi Garcia made a strong team which had allowed one or none goals during the preseason warmups. And we have to say that the opponents were very good teams, such as Sporting Lisboa, Fenerbahce, Glasgow Rangers, etc. Currently, Olympique Marseille hasn’t lost a game in 17 matches. Also, in the last 7 games, they were the team which scored first. During the previous year, they were unstoppable at Velodrome, and we expect them to continue in the same manner.
The Mustards had many oscillations during the preseason. Two defeats, one draw and one victory against Sochaux, is their record. In the previous two games, they haven’t scored, and that is something which pretty much worries Olivier Dall’Oglio. The experienced coach will have to fill in the blank up front after Lois Diony left for Saint Etienne. Scoring will be the biggest problem for this team, and that is something obvious. Even against lower league teams such as Bourg-en-Bresse, Dijon couldn’t produce a decent chance.
Head to head matches
Since 2011 these clubs met on 4 occasions. Olympique Marseille has 2 victories, Dijon has one, and the most recent game ended without a winner, 1-1. That game took place at Velodrome in April, this year. Players from the home team scored both goals. Dimitri Payet, and Gregory Certic, who, unfortunately, scored an own goal.
Prediction for Olympique Marseille vs Dijon match
We believe that the home team is a massive favorite here. When they are playing at the Velodrome, it seems that every opponent from the national championship is an easy task. On the other hand, we have a team who has a poor record away from their home. Our first suggestion is playing on Olympique Marseille to win.
Since we saw that Dijon has certain troubles with efficiency and scoring, we will propose you to bet that Olympique Marseille wins without conceding.
At this stage, this looks realistic, and the odds are excellent. In our opinion, the club from the Mediterranean coast will be the biggest challenger to PSG and Monaco.