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Prices from the bookmakers reflect how much they expect Marseille to pull away with 3 points this coming Saturday. They face AC Ajaccio in the Ligue 1 and the latter could be in for a whacking, as Marseille look to add three valuable points.

While Marseille are now third in the Ligue 1 table after collecting 73 points in 37 rounds, AC Ajaccio trail them on 23 points. This leaves them as number 19 in the table after 37 rounds played.

Both AC Ajaccio and Marseille came through their most recent matches empty-handed and will be eager to avoid getting defeated once again. Who'll draw first blood at Stade Francois Coty? We'll find out on Saturday.

AC Ajaccio are not a high scoring team these days, as they only found the back of the net two times in the last ten outings. That is an average of just 0.2 goals per game, as they conceded 26 goals. They managed two clean sheets in these matches.

Marseille scored 16 times in their previous ten matches, an average of 1.6 per game. They also conceded 12 goals for an average of 1.2 a game, pulling off one clean sheets in these.

Marseille lost 2-1 against AC Ajaccio in their latest encounter. This served as pay back for the 3-1 defeat, Marseille handed out in the match before.

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Prediction

AC Ajaccio Form

AC Ajaccio endured a tough spell in their previous three matches, which brought three defeats. They lost 5-0 against PSG, before Rennes won 0-5, while Lens claimed all three points in a 3-0 win. In their last six Ligue 1 home matches, AC Ajaccio didn't claim a single win. In stead, they've drawn two and lost four, while scoring zero and conceding 11 goals.

AC Ajaccio are closer to the relegation zone than they would have wished for at this late stage of the season. They are still capable of pulling clear though and securing another season in the top flight.

Marseille Form

Marseille have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it started with a 3-1 win against Angers. Unable to follow that up, they went down 2-1 against Lille, before handing over all three points in a 1-2 defeat against Brest. Marseille won half their previous six away matches in the Ligue 1, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored seven goals whilst conceding six.

Going forward, AC Ajaccio and Marseille are both in decent form, while at the same time being generous in defence. We are confident, both teams will find the back of the net on Saturday.

Marseille claimed eight wins from 24 goals scored and ten conceded in the previous 11 encounters with opponents from the bottom six of the Ligue 1. This earned them a total of 26 points. AC Ajaccio have a record of six wins, five draws and 26 defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Marseille show off 22 wins, seven draws and eight defeats in the Ligue 1.

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Stats

  • AC Ajaccio have not won the last 12 matches in a row
  • AC Ajaccio have lost 10 of the last 12 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
  • AC Ajaccio have lost the last 3 matches in a row without scoring a goal
  • AC Ajaccio have conceded in 21 of the last 23 matches
  • AC Ajaccio have lost 10 of the last 12 matches
  • Marseille have scored in 31 of the last 33 matches
  • In 10 of the last 11 matches Marseille played, both teams scored
  • In the last 7 Marseille matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 11 of the last 12 Marseille away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Marseille have scored in 17 of the last 19 away matches

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Squads

AC Ajaccio Squad

The 56-year-old AC Ajaccio manager, Olivier Pantaloni, will select the lineup against Marseille from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Ligue 1 this season):

Benjamin Leroy (0/31), Francois-Joseph Sollacaro (0/6), Ghjuvanni Quilichini (0/0), Anthony Khelifa (0/0), Cedric Avinel (1/24), Chaker Alhadhur (0/0), Clement Vidal (0/25), Fernand Mayembo (0/11), Ismael Diallo (0/27), Mickael Alphonse (0/26), Mohamed Youssouf (0/29), Oumar Gonzalez (0/29), Tony Strata (0/0), Victor Lebas (0/0), Florian Chabrolle (0/7), Kevin Spadanuda (0/22), Mathieu Coutadeur (0/26), Mehdi Puch-Herrantz (0/0), Mickael Barreto (1/19), Paolo Lebas (0/0), Thomas Mangani (1/25), Vincent Marchetti (0/30), Yanis Cimignani (0/8), Youssouf Kone (0/13), Alassane N'Diaye (0/0), Cyrille Bayala (1/32), Jean Botue (0/8), Mohamed Youcef Belaili (6/23), Mounaim El Idrissy (6/32), Moussa Kalilou Djitte (0/0), Moussa Soumano (1/13), Romain Hamouma (2/19), Ruan Levine (0/0), Ryad Nouri (1/32), Yoann Touzghar (0/11).

Marseille Squad

Listed below is the full squad of Marseille players that the manager Igor Tudor will choose from for the upcoming game:

Ruben Blanco (0/5), Simon Ngapandouetnbu (0/0), Chancel Mbemba (5/35), Eric Bailly (0/16), Issa Kabore (1/21), Jonathan Clauss (2/33), Leonardo Balerdi (0/34), Nuno Tavares (6/30), Samuel Gigot (2/26), Sead Kolasinac (4/32), Amine Harit (0/10), Azzedine Ounahi (1/22), Bartug Elmaz (0/0), Cengiz Under (5/36), Dimitri Payet (4/24), Jordan Veretout (4/37), Matteo Guendouzi (2/32), Ruslan Malinovsky (1/19), Valentin Rongier (1/36), Alexis Sanchez (14/34), Francois Mughe (0/0), Nemanja Radonjic (0/0), Pedro Ruiz (0/0), Vitor Oliveira (2/13).

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Team News

At the time of writing, AC Ajaccio have three players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Marseille this coming Saturday.

Jean Botue, Kevin Spadanuda and Mickael Barreto are missing from the squad, AC Ajaccio will field against Marseilleon Saturday.

At the time of writing, Marseille just have two players on the injured and absent list, as they prepare for their match this coming Saturday.

Names like Samuel Gigot and Amine Harit most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play AC Ajaccio.

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Lineups

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille H2H

AC Ajaccio triumphed in a 2-1 win against Marseille, the last time they faced off. However, Marseille secured a 3-1 win in the match before that. The two rivals have shared the spoils in recent outings. Both claimed three wins in the last ten encounters, while one draw paid out on the draw with the bookmakers. Picking the home win gets you odds at 7/1 with the bookies, whereas the best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 4/11.

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Results

Of the last ten encounters between AC Ajaccio Marseille over 2.5 goals came out five times. Odds on over 2.5 goals are at 8/13 with bookies.

AC Ajaccio vs Marseille Betting Tips

It has been a great season for Alexis Sanchez who bagged 14 for his club so far and bringing that kind of form to the table is crucial for the success of Marseille.

One win on home soil from a possible 10 is what AC Ajaccio can look back upon, while they drew two and lost seven at Stade Francois Coty. Marseille won seven of their last 10 away games, drawing one and losing two in this run. AC Ajaccio managed just two clean sheets in their previous 10 matches on home soil. Marseille claimed five clean sheets in their last 10 away games.

Over 2.5 goals came up five times in the previous ten encounters between AC Ajaccio and Marseille, as AC Ajaccio scored 1.1 goals on average per game and Marseille averaging 1.4 goals. Both teams scored in six times of these matches. AC Ajaccio scored an average of 0.2 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten games for Marseille, who managed to hit the net 1.6 times on average in these games.