Sunday Football Tips: Marseille too hot for Dijon

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Marseille are backed to get the better of Dijon in Ligue 1

Paul Higham is off to France on Sunday with Marseille looking a superb half-time bet against bottom side Dijon in Ligue 1...

"You'd expect Dijon to be behind often due to their overall poor record, but they've trailed a whopping 17 times at the interval over the course of the season."

Back Marseille to win the first half against Dijon @ 2.01/1

Marseille v Dijon
Sunday 4 April, 20:00 BST kick-off

Looking to end the week on a high, we're off to France and again looking at the half-time market for some value in a game that really should be banker of a home win for Marseille.

The hosts are hot 1.538/15 favourites to take care of business against bottom side Dijon, who have mustered just two wins all season long.

Marseille aren't exactly in the kind of form you'd want from such big favourites, winning just three of their last 14 Ligue 1 matches to see them out of the hunt realistically for the European spots.

In Dijon they have the perfect side to get back on track against, with the bottom side having lost a club-record 10 straight league games and five straight on the road.

If Marseille's stuttering form causes worries that they can't get the job done at such a short price, then the half-time stats make far more appeal, with the hosts 2.01/1 to be leading at the break.

There's reasonable form there for Marseille, leading at half-time in 11 games this season, six of those at home, but it's the record of the visitors that really catches the eye.

You'd expect Dijon to be behind often due to their overall poor record, but they've trailed a whopping 17 times at the interval over the course of the season.

Considering the short price on Marseille to win this game, coupled with the first-half record for Dijon, then doubling your money on the first 45 minutes seems real value.

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COLUMN P/L

Staked: 20pts
Returned: 13.94pts
P/L: -6.06pts

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