Red Bull Salzburg vs Marseille
UEFA Europa League – Group-stage 2017/18
Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Salzburg).
The Group I of the Europa League is a tricky one with the like of Marseille, Salzburg, Vitoria SC and Konyaspor all capable of beating anyone on any given day.
Yet, matchday 1 saw Marseille making the best of the starts among all four with a 1-0 win against Konyaspor. While Salzburg and Vitoria settled for a 1-1 draw. The onus is high on matchday 2 with each team looking to get ahead in the race for knockout qualification.
Marseille, managed by Rudi Garcia had occasional slips at the start of the season but started to look solid in recent weeks. Things were looking bad when they lost back-to-back games to Monaco and Rennes, but the route to winning ways was found when Konyaspor come to town. Since then, the team two in a row making it three wins on the bounce with clean sheets.
On the other hand, Salzburg were impressive at the start of the season, but there is a slip in form lately. The team managed just 2 wins from the last six, one of which came against a lowly Bruch Leitha in a cup game. They must raise their game considerably in-order to stand a chance against the Ligue1 outfit.
Salzburg vs Marseille: Head-to-head
Salzburg and Marseille are meeting for the first time in a UEFA fixture.
Salzburg’s record against French sides is 2 wins and 2 losses from 4, at home it is 1 win and 1 loss from 2.
It will be worth to note that Salzburg were beaten at home by Marseille’s domestic rivals Nice last season, 0-1.
Marseille won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 of their 4 meetings with Austrian clubs. Away from home – 1 win and 1 loss.
Salzburg vs Marseille: Prediction
This could be a highly competitive game with the teams reliant on the midfield to dictate the proceedings. Therefore, goals are expected to be at the premium, which make under 2.5 goals are our primary pick.
Also, Marseille are the team with better momentum and it will be a good idea to back them to avoid a defeat here.
Salzburg vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals for 1.97 odds at 888sport
Double Chance – Marseille or Draw at 1.52 odds.