Marseille vs Eintracht
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Orange Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille are currently living up to the ambitions of challenging League spot through Ligue 1 football this term. They won two and drew one of last three domestic ties which cancelled a surprising 3-1 loss away at Nimes in the second round. The Phocians sit second to PSG after five rounds and will generally come into the Europa League group stage opener high on confidence aiming to keep such fine form going on Thursday against German DFB Pokal winners Eintracht Frankfurt.
The story is quite opposite with the visitors who lost two on the bounce in Bundesliga. The Eagles shipped five goals in defeats to Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund. Knowing they’ll be up against an inspiring attacking line of Marseille’s here, it’s hard to see such poor defensive shape coming to an end at Orange Velodrome.
Marseille vs Eintracht: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the chance to cross each other’s paths in the past.
Marseille vs Eintracht: Prediction
Rudi Garcia truly has a very strong group of players in the final third. Florian Thauvin has been the most lethal of them all so far in the campaign. The man who won the World Cup silverware with the national team this summer in Russia took his league tally to five goals by netting a brace in the 4-0 drubbing of Guingamp on Sunday.
Kostas Mitroglou was also on the scoresheet as well as Dmitri Payet. These likes should have plenty of space to create up front past the struggling defensive line of Eintracht’s here and we’d be very surprised to see anytime else but a comprehensive victory for the last term Europa League runners-up here.
Marseille to win is kind of a banker at the 1.70 odds, while you could also back Florian Thauvin to score anytime at the 1.90 odds. The hosts are also worth backing to net two or more goals at 1.66.
Marseille vs Eintracht: Bet Tips
• Marseille to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
• Florian Thauvin to score anytime @ 1.66 (4/6).