Football Bet of the Day: Visitors can't cut the mustard

Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli
Jorge Sampaoli has taken the reins at Marseille

After picking up a dramatic winner in the Netherlands, Kev's looking for another success in France tonight.

"Marseille are looking for a third straight home win, while Dijon have fallen apart completely, with ten consecutive defeats."

Back Marseille -1.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.991/1

Hosts to rack up another home win

Marseille v Dijon
Sunday 04 April, 20:00
Live on BT Sport 2

If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again goes the old adage, and Vitesse tested that theory to its limit last night, as they had 20 goal attempts in a 2-1 comeback win at Twente. The winner arrived from the penalty spot in the 95th minute, and we'll gleefully accept it.

We'll wrap up the week in France, because Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille are in action against the bottom side Dijon, and I think the hosts can pick up a comfortable win.

It's been a rollercoaster ride for Marseille fans this season. Coach Andre Villas-Boas led the club into the Champions League, but departed after his relationship with the board and the fans deteriorated. Then unpopular president Jacques-Henri Eyraud was dismissed, and all of this came after ultras had stormed the training ground.

Enter stage left, Jorge Sampaoli. The former Chile, Argentina and Sevilla boss oversaw home wins against Rennes and Brest, but a 3-0 hammering at Nice just before the international break was a reminder of how much work remains. In general, Marseille's home form is good (they have won seven their last 12 league games at the Stade Velodrome) and they'll fancy improving it against Dijon.

Ligue 1's bottom side have lost ten games in a row, and they haven't won a match in 2021. On the road they have suffered five straight losses, and they are hurtling towards Ligue 2.

They have suffered 19 defeats in 30 top-flight outings, and they have scored just 20 goals all season.

You can back Marseille -1.0 on the Asian Handicap at 1.991/1, which means if Marseille win by a single goal, your stake is returned, but a bigger victory gets you a winner at nearly evens.

FBOTD 2021 P/L

Points Staked: 48
Points Returned: 35.73
P/L: -12.17 points

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