Gazelec Ajaccio vs Marseille Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Gazelec Ajaccio look to move clear of the Ligue 1 relegation zone with a win over French giants Marseille on Wednesday. Our free betting tips suggest that Gazelec Ajaccio have a great chance of getting something off a Marseille side struggling to win matches this season.
Reason For Gazelec Ajaccio vs Marseille Betting Tips
Gazelec Ajaccio haven’t been the write off that many thought they would be. They entered Ligue 1 after back to back promotions, with their top flight promotion being their 4th in the past five seasons.
Their minnow status led to many people believing they would end the campaign rock bottom of the table, but they have held their own in the top flight and are still well in with a chance of surviving the season.
They have only lost two of their last six matches and find themselves three points adrift of Ligue 1 safety with a game in hand over 17th placed Guingamp, so a win over Marseille on Wednesday would put them in the safe zone.
Marseille will be difficult to beat though. They are one of France’s biggest football clubs, and despite their poor domestic season they have still only lost seven of their 28 league matches.
But a lack of winning spirit has left them down in a very poor 13th position in Ligue 1. They are eight points clear of the relegation zone and seven points off the top four, and they really need to start picking up wins if they want European football next season.
I think this could be a very tight match. Marseille have only won one of their last six in all competitions and only two of their last 12 Ligue 1 matches have ended in victory. Their nine draws during this period makes them one of the draw specialists of the league.
The visitors’ lack of winning spirit means that Gazelec Ajaccio have a great chance of getting something from this match. Odds of 3/4 for a Gazelec Ajaccio Win or Draw Double Chance look excellent value as well, so I’m backing that alongside a 1-1 correct score prediction at 5/1.
Head to Head
The first meeting between these sides ended all square as the Ligue 1 newcomers held Marseille to a draw at the Stade Velodrome.
Gazelec Ajaccio Team News
Roderici Filippi is serving a suspension for this match, with experienced attacker and midfielder Gregory Pujol and Jeremie Brechet out injured.
Marseille Team News
Lucas Ocampos and Franck Zambo remain in recovery for Marseille.
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Gazelec Ajaccio vs Marseille Stats
Gazelec Ajaccio have only won 29% of their matches this season.
Published: March 7, 2016
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