Marseille – Eintracht Frankfurt SOCCER PICKS
Olympique Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. 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 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the League 1, they beat Guingamp at home by (4-0). Olympique Marseille has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4 of the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 32 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 4 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Marseille enter this motivated performance, after a triumph at home, 4-0, at the reception to Guingamp: Thauvin, Payet and Mitroglou scored the goals of the victory. The local team usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, being that the three most advanced pieces are Ocampos, Mitroglou and Thauvin. Responsible for defining and driving the offensive investments of his team is the French Payet. To point out that coach Rudi Garcia will not be able to count on Mandanda and Rolando, because they are injured.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to play any of the eliminatory games prior to this group stage. 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 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Borussia Dortmund by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches Eintracht Frankfurt has won 3, tied 1 and lost 6. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Frankfurt enter this unmotivated match, after a snub as a visitor, 3-1, in the visit to the Dortmund field. The Frankfurt is a team that likes a lot of air duels and in this particular gets to take advantage of their rivals. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the lateral Falette. Usually, the visiting team usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Kostic, Haller and Fabian. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on Gonçalo Patience, Rebic, Geraldes, Chandler, Tawatha, Salcedo and Ronnow, to be injured. Jetro Willems will also be on the outside, because he is suspended.