18:45 GMT 16 May 2018
The Marseille vs. Atletico Madrid match will be played on Wednesday, May 16, at the Groupama Stadium, Lyon. This is the Europa League final. In the semis, Marseille eliminated Salzburg by 3:2 on aggregate, while Atletico Madrid eliminated Arsenal by 2:1 on aggregate.
Marseille was defeated only once in their last nine games in all competition. They lost the match in Salzburg, but they qualified for the final nevertheless, because they scored an away goal in the extra time.
Atletico Madrid was defeated once in their last six games in all competitions. We saw under 2.5 goals in all those games.
These teams met two times before. During the 2008/09 Champions League group phase, Atletico Madrid won the 2:1 at home, while in Marseille the result was 0:0.
Marseille had a 2:0 advantage over Salzburg after the first leg, but they almost got eliminated in the rematch. However, Rolando saved them with the goal in 116th minute and Marseille qualified for the final. Marseille is currently 4th in the league and they have only one point less than Lyon, that is currently in the place that lead to Champions League in the forthcoming season. They will play against Amiens, but Lyon will play against Nice. It is hard to believe that Lyon won't win the home game against 12th-placed team, but Marseille have to do everything in their power to succeed.
Latest matches: Olympique Marseille
|11.05.2018||Ligu||EA Guingamp||Olympique Marseille||3:3||D|
|06.05.2018||Ligu||Olympique Marseille||OGC Nice||2:1||W|
|03.05.2018||UEFA||RB Salzburg||Olympique Marseille||2:1||L|
|29.04.2018||Ligu||SCO Angers||Olympique Marseille||1:1||D|
|26.04.2018||UEFA||Olympique Marseille||RB Salzburg||2:0||W|
Atletico Madrid will finish second in the league, and the title in Europa League will be the crown of the successful season. Their defense is rock solid in the last month, so they will be favorites to win the title.
Latest matches: Atletico Madrid
|12.05.2018||LaLi||Getafe CF||Atletico Madrid||0:1||W|
|06.05.2018||LaLi||Atletico Madrid||Espanyol Barcelona||0:2||L|
|03.05.2018||UEFA||Atletico Madrid||Arsenal FC||1:0||W|
|29.04.2018||LaLi||CD Alaves||Atletico Madrid||0:1||W|
|26.04.2018||UEFA||Arsenal FC||Atletico Madrid||1:1||D|
We expect an exciting match, but with less than 2.5 goals. Marseille is playing in France, which might help them a bit, but Atletico Madrid is stronger team and a favorite to win the match.
16 May 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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