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Marseille - Benfica predictions and free betting tips [18/04/2024]

Soccer
UEFA - Europa League
Marseille
Marseille
Home
18.04.2024, 19:00
1 : 0
1:0 (0:0)
Benfica
Benfica
Away
Handicap1 (0)
Odds: 1.75Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.8

On Thursday, 18th April, as part of the Europa League quarter-final second leg, "Marseille" will host "Benfica" on their home turf. In recent weeks, the "dockers" have been feeling the heat, eager to break their string of four consecutive defeats, while the "eagles" are heading for an away day in France with a view to retaining their slim lead in the aggregate score.

Predicted Lineups

"Marseille": Lopez; Gigot, Balerdi, Mbemba; Harit, Ounahi, Kondogbia, Veretout, Ndiaye; Aubameyang, Moumbagna.
"Benfica": Trubin; Bah, Silva, Otamendi, Aursnes; Florentino, Neves; Di Maria, Rafa, Neres; Tengstedt.

Stadium

The clash will take place in Marseille at the Velodrome Stadium.

Marseille

Having lost 2:1 in Lisbon last week, Olympique de Marseille are not in the best shape ahead of the return leg of the Europa League quarter-finals. However, Aubameyang's late goal in the first match means the hosts still have decent chances of progressing further. Finishing second in their group after "Brighton", but ahead of Amsterdam-based "Ajax" and Athens-based "AEK", the "dockers" narrowly overcame "Shakhtar Donetsk" (5:3 on aggregate) and "Villarreal" (5:3).

Recently, the team's fortune in the national championship has been in dire straits: after three straight defeats against "Rennes" (2:0), "PSG" (0:2), and "Lille" (3:1), "Marseille" slipped to 9th place in the league table. The team had no match over the weekend as their clash with "Toulouse" was postponed to the following week. At the Velodrome, the hosts have only suffered one defeat since May last year! 

Benfica

"Benfica", in turn, won the first match in Lisbon (2:1), but the goal conceded towards the end can muddy the waters for the "eagles" ahead of the return clash on foreign soil. Finishing 3rd in their Champions League group after "Real Sociedad" and "Inter", but ahead of "Salzburg", the Portuguese side had a hard time beating "Toulouse" in the round of 32 (2:1 on aggregate) and then "Rangers" (3:2). Currently, the red-and-whites are 2nd in their championship table, trailing their neighbours and main rival "Sporting" by 4 points.

Having flopped with a 2:1 score in the derby two weeks ago, "Benfica" won 3:0 against "Moreirense" last weekend thanks to goals from Kekchu, Araujo, and Rollheiser. It should be noted that Roger Schmidt's charges don't perform too well on the road: they have won only twice in the last seven away duels. The fact that will definitely please the fans of the Lisbon giants: their darlings have not left the field without scoring for nine consecutive matches in all competitions. 

Head-to-Head

Last week's match was the 8th head-to-head meeting in these teams' history, and "Benfica" still leads with 4 wins compared to 2 for "Marseille".

Match Prediction for "Marseille" – "Benfica"

The sky-blue team, with their fan support, will begin the offensive against Lisbon's posts from the first minutes, trying to turn the situation around in the confrontation. The hosts are motivated to end their string of four consecutive defeats, but only one of them - against "PSG" - happened at the Velodrome. "Benfica", on the contrary, is not particularly impressive with convincing performances on the road in the current campaign and is also having problems with game organisation. My prediction - a home victory for the "dockers" with a handicap of 0.

Total Prediction

"Marseille" scores, on average, two goals per game on their home field this season. Given that the hosts need to offset the handicap after the fiasco in the first meeting, it is reasonable to bet on the individual total of the sky-blue squad over 1.5 goals.

Corner Prediction

"Marseille", as the home side, will take the initiative from the first minutes and start methodically rolling out the "eagles'" defence through the flanks. I bet on the Frenchmen's victory in corners.

Yellow Cards Prediction

Neither side is known for excessive roughness on the pitch (only 1 yellow card was shown in the first match), so I'm betting on the total number of cautions under 3.5.

Score Prediction

I'll bet on an exact score of 2:1 in favour of "Marseille".

Match Events

38
'
Antonio Silva
C. Mbemba
45
'
M. Murillo
46
'
F. Moumbagna
59
'
Luis Henrique
59
'
60
'
A. Di Maria
61
'
Joao Mario
61
'
O. Kokcu
J. Correa
75
'
F. Moumbagna
1 - 0
79
'
A. Harit
89
'
S. Gigot
89
'
R. Daou
100
'
102
'
A. Cabral
G. Lafont
110
'
110
'
O. Kokcu
114
'
Florentino
Marseille
Benfica

Formation

Marseille
Marseille
Benfica
Benfica
shirt
López
shirt
Mbemba
shirt
Gigot
shirt
Balerdi
shirt
Harit
shirt
Ounahi
shirt
Kondogbia
shirt
Veretout
shirt
Soglo
shirt
Ndiaye
shirt
Aubameyang
shirt
Trubin
shirt
Bah
shirt
Silva
shirt
Otamendi
shirt
Aursnes
shirt
Luís
shirt
Neves
shirt
María
shirt
Silva
shirt
Neres
shirt
Tengstedt

Team Lineup

Marseille
Marseille
avatar
Pau López
Goalkeeper
16
avatar
Chancel Mbemba
Defender
99
avatar
Samuel Gigot
Defender
4
avatar
Leonardo Balerdi
Defender
5
avatar
Amine Harit
Midfielder
11
avatar
Azzedine Ounahi
Midfielder
8
avatar
Geoffrey Kondogbia
Midfielder
19
avatar
Jordan Veretout
Midfielder
27
avatar
Emran Soglo
Midfielder
37
avatar
Iliman Ndiaye
Forward
29
avatar
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Forward
10
Benfica
Benfica
avatar
Anatoliy Trubin
Goalkeeper
1
avatar
Alexander Bah
Defender
6
avatar
António Silva
Defender
4
avatar
Nicolás Otamendi
Defender
30
avatar
Fredrik Aursnes
Defender
8
avatar
Florentino Luís
Midfielder
61
avatar
João Neves
Midfielder
87
avatar
Ángel Di María
Midfielder
11
avatar
Rafa Silva
Midfielder
27
avatar
David Neres
Midfielder
7
avatar
Casper Tengstedt
Forward
19

Substitute Players

Marseille
Marseille
avatar
Rubén Blanco
Goalkeeper
36
avatar
Michael Murillo
Defender
62
avatar
Gaël Lafont
Midfielder
46
avatar
Raimane Daou
Midfielder
49
avatar
Faris Pemi Moumbagna
Forward
14
avatar
Luís Henrique
Forward
44
avatar
Yakine Said
Defender
48
avatar
Keyliane Abdallah
Forward
41
avatar
Joaquín Correa
Forward
20
Benfica
Benfica
avatar
André Gomes
Goalkeeper
75
avatar
Samuel Soares
Goalkeeper
24
avatar
Adrian Bajrami
Defender
81
avatar
Álvaro Carreras
Defender
3
avatar
Diogo Spencer
Defender
82
avatar
Morato
Defender
5
avatar
Orkun Kökçü
Midfielder
10
avatar
João Mário
Midfielder
20
avatar
Arthur Cabral
Forward
9
avatar
Benjamín Rollheiser
Forward
32
avatar
Marcos Leonardo
Forward
36
avatar
Tiago Gouveia
Forward
47

Injured Players

Marseille
Marseille
avatar
J. Clauss
Muscle Injury
avatar
B. Nadir
Knee Injury
avatar
S. Ngapandouetnbu
Injury
avatar
J. Onana
Muscle Injury
avatar
V. Rongier
Knee Injury
avatar
P. Ruiz
Injury
avatar
A. Meite
Ankle Injury
avatar
Q. Merlin
Ankle Injury
Benfica
Benfica
avatar
T. Araujo
Ankle Injury
Questionable
Miss

Recent Games

MarseilleMarseille
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
11.04
2024
Benfica
2
Marseille
1
l
France: Ligue 1
05.04
2024
Lille
3
Marseille
1
l
France: Ligue 1
31.03
2024
Marseille
0
PSG
2
l
France: Ligue 1
17.03
2024
Rennes
2
Marseille
0
l
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
14.03
2024
Villarreal
3
Marseille
1
l
France: Ligue 1
10.03
2024
Marseille
2
Nantes
0
w
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
07.03
2024
Marseille
4
Villarreal
0
w
BenficaBenfica
Portugal: Liga Portugal
14.04
2024
Benfica
3
Moreirense
0
w
Macao: Elite League
13.04
2024
Benfica
1
Monte Carlo
0
w
Europe: Europa League - Play Offs
11.04
2024
Benfica
2
Marseille
1
w
Macao: Elite League
07.04
2024
Hang Sai
3
Benfica
4
l
Portugal: Liga Portugal
06.04
2024
Sporting CP
2
Benfica
1
w
Portugal: Taça De Portugal
02.04
2024
Benfica
2
Sporting CP
2
d
Macao: Elite League
30.03
2024
Benfica
0
Chao Pak Kei
2
l
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Head-to-head Statistics

Marseille
Marseille
0
Win
1
Draw
2
Win
Benfica
Benfica
11.04.2024
-
UEFA Europa League
Benfica
2
2 : 1
Olympique Marseille
1
18.03.2010
-
UEFA Europa League
Olympique Marseille
1
1 : 2
Benfica
2
11.03.2010
-
UEFA Europa League
Benfica
1
1 : 1
Olympique Marseille
1

Team Comparison

Marseille
Marseille
vs
Benfica
Benfica
France
Country
Portugal
Marseille
Venue City
Lisboa
J. Gasset
Coach
R. Schmidt
1899
Founded
1904
Orange Vélodrome
Venue Name
Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz)

UEFA - Europa League

Marseille
Marseille
vs
Benfica
Benfica
8
Rank
3
12
Win
0
10
Lose
0
11
Draw
0
50
Goals Scored
0
40
Goals Conceded
0
7
Clean Sheet
0

Goal Statistics

Avg First Goal Scored
Marseille
24m
Benfica
-
Avg First Goal Conceded
Marseille
42m
Benfica
-
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Marseille
1.52
Benfica
0
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Marseille
1.21
Benfica
0

Trophies

Marseille
Marseille
Ligue 1 (France)
Winner10
2009/2010, 1991/1992, 1990/1991, 1989/1990, 1988/1989, 1971/1972, 1970/1971, 1947/1948, 1936/1937, 1928/1929
2nd Place13
2021/2022, 2019/2020, 2012/2013, 2010/2011, 2008/2009, 2006/2007, 1998/1999, 1993/1994, 1986/1987, 1974/1975, 1969/1970, 1938/1939, 1937/1938
Winner1
1983/1984
2nd Place2
1995/1996, 1965/1966
Winner10
1988/1989, 1975/1976, 1971/1972, 1968/1969, 1942/1943, 1937/1938, 1934/1935, 1926/1927, 1925/1926, 1923/1924
2nd Place9
2015/2016, 2006/2007, 2005/2006, 1990/1991, 1986/1987, 1985/1986, 1953/1954, 1939/1940, 1933/1934
Winner2
2011/2012, 2010/2011
2nd Place4
2020/2021, 1972/1973, 1971/1972, 1969/1970
Winner3
2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010
Winner1
1992/1993
2nd Place1
1990/1991
2nd Place3
2017/2018, 2003/2004, 1998/1999
Benfica
Benfica
Primeira Liga (Portugal)
Winner38
2022/2023, 2018/2019, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014, 2009/2010, 2004/2005, 1993/1994, 1990/1991, 1988/1989, 1986/1987, 1983/1984, 1982/1983, 1980/1981, 1976/1977, 1975/1976, 1974/1975, 1972/1973, 1971/1972, 1970/1971, 1968/1969, 1967/1968, 1966/1967, 1964/1965, 1963/1964, 1962/1963, 1960/1961, 1959/1960, 1956/1957, 1954/1955, 1949/1950, 1944/1945, 1942/1943, 1941/1942, 1937/1938, 1936/1937, 1935/1936
2nd Place30
2023/2024, 2019/2020, 2017/2018, 2012/2013, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2003/2004, 2002/2003, 1997/1998, 1995/1996, 1992/1993, 1991/1992, 1989/1990, 1987/1988, 1985/1986, 1981/1982, 1978/1979, 1977/1978, 1973/1974, 1969/1970, 1965/1966, 1958/1959, 1955/1956, 1952/1953, 1951/1952, 1948/1949, 1947/1948, 1946/1947, 1945/1946, 1943/1944
Winner29
2016/2017, 2013/2014, 2003/2004, 1995/1996, 1992/1993, 1986/1987, 1985/1986, 1984/1985, 1982/1983, 1980/1981, 1979/1980, 1971/1972, 1969/1970, 1968/1969, 1963/1964, 1961/1962, 1958/1959, 1956/1957, 1954/1955, 1952/1953, 1951/1952, 1950/1951, 1948/1949, 1943/1944, 1942/1943, 1939/1940, 1934/1935, 1930/1931, 1929/1930
2nd Place13
2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2012/2013, 2004/2005, 1996/1997, 1988/1989, 1974/1975, 1973/1974, 1970/1971, 1964/1965, 1957/1958, 1938/1939, 1937/1938
Winner7
2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014, 2011/2012, 2010/2011, 2009/2010, 2008/2009
2nd Place1
2021/2022
Winner9
2023/2024, 2019/2020, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2014/2015, 2005/2006, 1989/1990, 1985/1986, 1980/1981
2nd Place14
2020/2021, 2015/2016, 2010/2011, 2004/2005, 1996/1997, 1994/1995, 1993/1994, 1991/1992, 1987/1988, 1986/1987, 1984/1985, 1983/1984, 1981/1982, 1944
Winner2
1961/1962, 1960/1961
2nd Place5
1989/1990, 1987/1988, 1967/1968, 1964/1965, 1962/1963
2nd Place3
2013/2014, 2012/2013, 1982/1983
Winner1
2017
2nd Place2
1962, 1961
Winner1
2019

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