Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Soccer Prediction Today
As we said, Olympique Marseille on Wednesday probably has a big advantage: The final match will take place this year in Lyon, accordingly, a large part of the fans will keep their fingers crossed for the southern French. Whether this is enough to escape the outsider role in the end and to celebrate a victory against the favorite from Madrid, will show. Most recently, they had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Guingamp in French Ligue 1. A result that we have predicted in our Ligue 1 Bet Tips in the form of Double chance (1 / X). However, Marseille awarded an early 2-0 lead and thus missed important 3 points in the fight for the Champions League. Doubly bitter: If you do not win on Wednesday, you have to win the final championship duel against Amiens at the weekend and hope for slip-ups from the competition from Lyon and Monaco to get another ticket for the CL qualification. But back to the Europa League: In this Marseille had been lucky in the semifinals: After a 2-0 win against RB Salzburg in the home game including withheld penalty for the guests you had in the second leg in extra time, where an unauthorized corner kick finally the decision meant. The fact that you are able to defeat teams from the best leagues in the world at home was demonstrated against Leipzig in the 5-2 draw. In general, Marseille have scored at least one home game in each home game – and as such we call that in Lyon, as I said before. Good omen: With Athletic Bilbao you already have a Spanish team on the shooting list in this European League season. In the second round they won 3-1 in the home game, away also a 2-1 victory was celebrated. If you look into the last weeks of Ligue 1 and back even further than to play against Guingamp, one can speak of great self-confidence, which is probably present at Marseille. Because: None of the last 7 league games has been lost, instead you celebrated some wins against Nice (2: 1), Lille (5: 1) or Montpellier (3: 2). Coach Rudi Garcia will probably have to do without the winner of the semi-final second leg, Rolando, and Kostas Mitroglou on Wednesday, making them an important target player on offense. Florian Thauvin is once again to provide the necessary goals. The French international scored twice in the last game against Guingamp last Friday, scoring his goals 21 and 22 on the season. They could also fall back on keeper Steve Mandanda, his substitute Yohann Pelé came in the Europa League, however, last used regularly.
Atlético Madrid is without question a favorite in this duel. This has various reasons. On the one hand speaks of course the experience in finals on the international stage for the team of Diego Simeone. Much of the squad was at least in one of the two CL final games of the party, which denied the team from the Spanish capital in recent years. In terms of personnel, too, we see the Spaniards better positioned, above all, they have more resources from the bank, while Marseille – as the games have shown in the semi-final round – but rather dependent on the daily form of individual players. In La Liga, the results of the favorite in recent weeks, however, were no longer quite as confident as over long stretches of the 2017/2018 season. Most recently they could look forward to a successful dress rehearsal for this final with a 1-0 victory over Getafe, but this was one of only two games that could be won from the last five matches. Before the victory against the climber, they had to beat Espanyol Barcelona 2-0, before there was again a 1-0 win against Alaves and a 0-0 draw against Betis Sevilla. It would be interesting if the recent results of the Madrilenians in any case a bet tip to less than 2.5 hits. Because: In the last 4 encounters with participation of the Simeone-Elf in La Liga this value was not exceeded. In the Europa League, the results were similar. In the semifinals, Arsenal lost a 1-0 win at home and a 1-1 draw at home, but scored off in off-target, eventually destined for promotion. A small problem we see in the fact that you generally had a bit more to fight in the current season away from home than in your own stadium and the fans will probably be on the side of the opponent. Atlético have already conceded 5 defeats in the current season, 4 of them alone came from abroad. Above all, you have conceded in foreign stadiums but significantly more hits than at home. While in Vicente Calderon after sixteen league games only six goals conceded, are out there after 19 duels whose 14th fact is also: The only defeat in the entire Europa League season was cashed in an away game, as happened in the 0-1 against Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of the quarter-final. Coach Simeone must give up Wednesday on the still battered Vitolo, otherwise, however, all squad players are operational. The direct duel with Marseille also speaks for the Spaniards: These two teams met two times so far, while Atlético a victory (2: 1) and a draw (0: 0) recorded.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid
Of course, anything can happen in a final. Nevertheless, we see the Spaniards as a relatively clear favorite. If they can maintain their defensive stability of the Getafe game, we assess the chances of the title very well.
Prediction Today: Atletico Madrid