Marseille – Apollon SOCCER PICKS
Olympique Marseille and Apollon meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 draw and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won. In the last match, they lost by (4-0) away against Eintracht Frankfurt, after in the previous match, having lost by (2-1) away with Lazio. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium. The team comes to this match after a loss to Nantes by (3-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions Olympique Marseille has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3.
For this competition, he does not win 5 games ago. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Olympique de Marseille is a club that has conquered Ligue 1 (French League) ten times, being the most recent title conquered in the 2009/10 season, in addition to ten Coupe de France titles and a Champions League title , expired season of 1992/93. In the current season, the team has been doing a bad campaign within Group H, so much that it won only one of the fifteen points already disputed, thus being three points behind the third classified and very far from the leaders. In the last five games that Olympique de Marseille played at home, for more than one competition, three of them scored one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this confrontation Olympique de Marseille, for not having more chances of qualifying, will again make an offensive game.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they won by (2-0) at home against Lazio, after in the previous match, lost by (2-3) at home with Eintracht Frankfurt. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last match that they disputed, for the 1. Division, they won against Enosis by (0-2). In the last 6 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, Apollon has a record of 1 win and 5 losses.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 defeats in the last away matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
The Apollon is a club that throughout its history never won the Europa League, but has already won the Cyprus Division three times, in addition to having nine titles of the Cyprus Cup. In the current season, the team has had a relatively good campaign within Group H, winning four of the fifteen points played so far, five points behind the second placed and three points ahead of the last. In the last five games that Apollon played as a visitor, for more than one competition, all of them scored one or more goals in the first half. We believe that in this match the Apollon, although he has no more chances of achieving the classification, will make another game open and with several goals.