Olympique Marseille vs Konyaspor: Preview and Predictions

Olympique Marseille vs Konyaspor
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome

The group stage of UEFA Europe League begins on Thursday, and one of the duels we’ll see is between Olympique Marseille and Konyaspor at Stade Velodrome.

Olympique Marseille

By defeating Domzale with a combined score of 4 – 1 in the play-offs round, Marseille entered the group stage of UEL. Last time they participated in the Europe League was in the season 2015/2016. They were eliminated by Athletic Club in the 16th-finals.

They are coming from an unexpected defeat at home against Rennes in French Ligue 1. That was their second consecutive loss, so they are currently ranked as the tenth team in France.

Their most recent reinforcement, Mitroglou from Benfica, is not expected to join his new squad in this upcoming match, due to the muscle injury.

Konyaspor

Konyaspor entered the Europe League in the group stage. Last year, they failed to go through the group stage. They were in a group with Shakhtar Donetsk, Gent, and Sporting Braga.

They too are coming from their second consecutive loss in the national league. Their domestic campaign has generally been going rather bad. They are currently the 14th team in Turkey, with 3 losses and 1 win.

Olympique Marseille vs Konyaspor: Head to head

This match is going to be their first head to head encounter ever.

Olympique Marseille vs Konyaspor: Prediction

Both teams have performed bad recently in their respective domestic campaigns. Perhaps it was due to their focusing on the upcoming beginning of this group stage. But nevertheless, in this fixture, the hosts are the favourites. We can expect of them to take the win while scoring at least two goals.

Olympique Marseille vs Konyaspor: Bets

Olympique Marseille to win @ 1.40 – Betfair

Total goals by home team over 1.5 @ 1.54 – Unibet