Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Marseille and Atletico Madrid will face off in the final of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League on Wednesday at the Groupama Stadium in France (Parc OL). For sure both teams are highly motivated to lift Europa League trophy and we will enjoy in fantastic football game. Match Marseille vs Atletico brings us very good betting offers and you shouldn't miss to bet on this match.
For Marseille, it will only be a short trip across France, but they can't be a favorite against the team who have one of the strongest defending in the world. It will be a true football spectacle in France and game between Dmitri and Grizou. Twenty-five years ago Marseille became the first French club to win the Champions League and now they have another chance to be first French club to win the Europa League.
Marseille reached their first European final since 2005 and all players are highly motivated for the game. Marseille play solid football this season, but currently they are not in a good run. They have won just one of their last four competitive outings in Ligue 1 and just two of their last four Europa League matches. Marseille have a lot of pressure on them here to win this trophy and qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season, and this game is going to be a match of the year for them, exactly it will be a match of the decade.
On the other side Atletico Madrid have beaten Arsenal in the semi finals and now they are close to lift trophy of Europa League. But it will not be an easy job and all players know that. Atletico Madrid won Europa League competition in 2010 and 2012 and have lost in two Champions League finals since. Atletico don't need to win this match in order to qualify for the Champions League next season, but for sure they want to win a trophy. Atleti also play with some oscillating in form and have won three games of the last six in all competitions. Rojiblancos like to play strong football in defence and it will be their main objective for the match. Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in five of their eight Europa League outings.
When it comes to their mutual encounters Marseille and Atletico Madrid have only played each twice before, 10 years ago in the Champions League Group stage. Atletico won 2-1 at home, while match in France was finished without goals. Read our betting preview for match Marseille vs Atletico and take your chance to win a big with our prediction and betting tips.
Rudi Garcia, Marseille coach says: "We have a pretty small chance of winning but we are going to give it our all. But a final at home in France is a fantastic opportunity. No French side have ever won this trophy; it would be fantastic if we could be the first."
Diego Simeone, Atletico coach: "Marseille are very dangerous, particularly in midfield and attack. It'll certainly be a tough game. Being widely billed as contenders to reach the final heightened our sense of duty and responsibility. And here we are."
The main referee for this game is Björn Kuipers from Netherlans, while his assistants are Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra. Fourth official is Szymon Marciniak. Björn Kuipers is a FIFA listed referee since 2006 and an UEFA Elite group referee since 2009. His last big game was match Bayern vs Real Madrid in Munich. Also he was a referee on match Marseille vs Leipzig and the French side won 5-2.
Marseille don't have a big injury concerns before Europa League final at Groupama Stadium. Rolando and Kostas Mitroglou are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match against Atletico Madrid.
On the other side Atletico Madrid also don't have lots of missing players for the finals. José Giménez and Vitolo are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they are ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Marseille: Mandanda; Sakai, Rami, Luiz Gustavo, Amavi; Anguissa, Sanson; Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos; Germain
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Giménez, Godín, Lucas; Koke, Saúl Ñíguez, Gabi, Correa; Griezmann, Costa
Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Prediction
What a great football game to watch on Wednesday night and a perfect one to place our bet and enjoy in football. Atletico don't concede many and have enough attacking quality to grind out difficult wins, but they will play against Marseille who will try to score from the first minute. Marseille like to play aggressive in attack but also they need to play very cautious. Marseille have a lot of younger players that have not experienced this big of a match before, but for sure they are highly motivated for the match. On the other side Atletico Madrid have played several finals in big competition in recent years and have experienced players in the team. Given the strong record of Atletico in defence, you have to like their chances to keep a clean sheet, but not this time. We expect to see goals.
So our prediction and betting tips for the match Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Prediction: Marseille to win. We expect from Marseille to win, but also expect from both sides to score. So you can try to win more cash with bet on correct score 2-1. Diego Simeone and rest of the team that has been around the last few years are sick of losing in finals and YES we expect Atletico to lose another one finals. We expect from Payet to score 2 goals and it is our risky bet on this match. On the other side we expect from Saul Niguez to score. Also expect to see lots of yellows, more then five. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.