Marseille vs Dijon Prediction, 4/4/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Marseille vs Dijon
Date: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Location: Orange Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Odds/Point Spread: Marseille (-186) Dijon (+477)
Moussa Konate and Dijon (2-9-19, 20th in Ligue 1) travel to Orange Vélodrome on Sunday where they'll take on Marseille (12-9-9, 6th in Ligue 1). The expected starting goalies will be Steve Mandanda for Marseille and Anthony Racioppi for Dijon. The Olympians are at -186 while Dijon are at +477. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Marseille faced Nice in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 85.4% received passes rate by completing 457 of the 535 passing attempts in their last game. Marseille tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of those tries for a rate of 35.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Marseille wrapped this game up at a 28.6% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 7 shots. Marseille averages 1.27 g/90 (38 goals in total) and have accounted for 20 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Florian Thauvin is a guy who should impact this matchup for Marseille. He has totaled 43 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card warnings during his career. Thauvin has been given a starting assignment in 227 games during his career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in France has tallied 86 goals scored in 19,433 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Valere Germain, the forward hailing from France. Germain has 18,941 mins in 209 career starts and has been given 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 31 times during his career while scoring 77 total goals. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Marseille is Steve Mandanda. Mandanda has seen the pitch for 41,088 mins and has tallied 1,169 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.11 (505 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 70.4%. The keeper from Congo has had 1,653 shots attempted at him in 461 career starting assignments. Mandanda (219-128-111 record in his career) has recorded 147 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.9% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Dijon went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Reims. They wrapped up this contest by converting 449 of the 527 passing tries for a rate of 85.2%. Dijon earned a 77.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 out of the 9 dribbles they tried. Dijon connected on 4 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots tried giving them a 40.0% rate in their last match. With 20 goals and 12 assists in all matches, Dijon averages 0.67 goals and 0.40 assists per 90 min.
Moussa Konate should provide a lift for Dijon. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 and has started 163 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Senegal has been on the field for 14,601 minutes and has scored 64 goals. He has accumulated 42 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. Make sure to watch out for Mama Balde, the forward representing Guinea-Bissau. Balde has been given a total of 14 yellow cards in 6,531 minutes played (75 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.32. He has earned 23 goals during his career while helping on a goal 4 times.
Anthony Racioppi will be looking after the net for Dijon. In his pro soccer career, Racioppi has given up 33 goals while tallying 63 stops in 21 starts. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 2-6-13. He has earned a save % of 67.7% and his shutout rate is 14.3%. Racioppi has racked up 3 shutouts while defending 93 shots against him in 1,890 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dijon (+477)
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