Olympique Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Olympique Marseille complicated their situation in the Group I with the last round’s away loss at Salzburg (1-0).
Les Phoceens now have the imperative of beating the group’s underdogs Vitoria Guimaraes in both of the following two fixtures to avoid any further troubles.
Rudi Garcia is desperate for the victory which would boost up his team’s confidence after a disappointing 3-3 draw with the newly-promoted Strasbourg side at Stade de la Meine on Sunday evening in the last game of the Matchday No 9 in Ligue 1.
Marseille actually had to save a point at the end as Mitroglou’s goal on the debut made it all square just minutes before the final whistle.
Garcia clearly has huge issues with his defensive line which allowed as many as five goals in last two outings with Nice and Strasbourg.
Guimaraes will hardly repeat the last year’s success when they earned the right to play the continental competition through Primeira Liga.
Os Vimaranenses have found it very tough to produce in the final third at the start of the new season which is why they hold the ninth position with no more than ten points from eight games in the top flight of the Portuguese football.
Olympique Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head to head
The two teams are about to take on each other for the first time this Thursday at Stade Velodrome.
Olympique Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
Guimaraes conceded three goals in previous two Europa League outings and we can hardly see them stopping the red-hot attack of Marseille’s (seven goals in last two games) from netting three or more at Velodrome.
Valere Germain has already bagged five goals so far in Europa League (including qualifications) and you can have him to score anytime at 6/5 here.
Olympique Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Bets
The first pick is Olympique Marseille Over 2.5 Team Goals at the odds of 11/8.
The second pick is Valere Germain to score anytime at 6/5.
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