Domzale vs Olympique Marseille
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Stozice.
Domzale are responsible for the biggest upset of the third qualifying round in Europa League as thy stunned German Freiburg to book their place in the playoffs stage.
Can the Slovenians make an even greater upset and eliminate Olympique Marseille for the place in the group stage of the competition?
Simon Rozman would become a national hero in case of Domzale’s win, but it is really hard to even think of it since the gulf in quality between them and Marseille is just too big at this point.
Either way, the locals will likely crate a real buzz around Stadion Stozice on Thursday evening.
Domzale have significantly improved their defensive displays in the most recent period since they held the defending champions Maribor to a goalless draw in Friday’s 1. SNL match.
The visitors are off to a strong kick off to their Ligue 1 campaign as they dispatched both Dijon and Nantes in two opening fixtures without conceding a single goal along the way.
Rudi Garcia used the strongest lineup for two meetings with Belgian Oostende in the previous round of the competition and we simply have to consider Marseille as massive favourites to go past Domzale both on the night and over two legs.
Domzale vs Olympique Marseille: Head to head
The Slovenians will have the chance to enjoy the occasion of playing the French giants for the first time in their history.
Domzale vs Olympique Marseille: Prediction
Valere Germain has been especially inspired in the third round netting a hat-trick in the first leg against Oostende and we expect the former Monaco striker to shine against Domzale as well.
The away win is a banker bet at 9/20 and we advise the braver punters to try with handicap bets as Marseille should close the tie in the first leg at Stadion Stozice.
Domzale vs Olympique Marseille: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Olympique Marseille to win the match at 9/20 @ Betfred.
You can also try with Valere Germain to score anytime at 4/5 @ Bet365.