Eintracht Frankfurt vs Olympique Marseille / Europa League – We expected a big fight between three teams from this group, which are of equal quality and coming from the strongest European leagues, but everything is resolved three rounds before the end. Eintracht has played great and they have made all four victories, so they are logically the first. Marseille is a big disappointment and last season's finalists has not made any wins, so they are last with just one point on their account. They are solid in the championship and occupy the fifth place after the two wins in a row, while Eintracht is great in the championship with a long series without defeat. In the first duel of these rivals, Eintracht has celebrated with 2-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Olympique Marseille begins 29.11.2018 at 21:00 CET
Eintracht is great in Europa League this season, but not just in this competition, but also in Bundesliga. The start was not promising because they lost to Bayern in the Super Cup, they were eliminated in the first round of the Cup, and they celebrated only once in the first five rounds of the championship. Their positive series started at the end of September and it is still on going. They have finished Europa League without a mistake and they were very efficient in the four wins they had achieved.
They provided placement in the knockout stage and are close to winning the first place. They are seven rounds without defeat in the championship, and they were only defeated once in that series, so they took the third position. They did not have any problems with Augsburg in the last round, and now coach Hutter has the opportunity to refresh the team even though a lot of players are out of action. The last on the list of injured defenders is Abraham.
Probable lineups Eintracht Frankfurt: Ronnow – Ndicka, Hasebe, Falette – da Costa, Fernandes, de Guzman, Willems – Gacinovic – Haller, Jovic
It was known that Marseille would not have an easy time in this group, with two very strong opponents, but it was not expected that they would win only one point in four rounds. The last season's finalist of this competition was a complete disappointment and the only points they won were against the weakest team in the group, Apollon from Cyprus. It is interesting that they were able to score at least one goal in each game and it was not enough, because they were very weak in defence. Marseille does not look very well in the championship, where they only played one draw, but they also have eight wins, so they are in fifth place.
They are lately playing in series of two, so after two triumphs, they recorded two defeats without achieving any goals, and one of those defeats was against the brilliant PSG. In the previous two rounds, they made two wins, first against Dijon on their field with 2-0, and with 3-1 in the last round against Amiens. The hero of the match was Thauvin who scored all three goals, and now the best players will probably take a breather before their championship commitments.
Probable lineups Olympique Marseille: Pele – Camara, Caleta-Car, H.Sakai – Sarr, Luiz Gustavo, Lopez, Ocampos – Payet, Radonjić, Mitroglou
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Olympique Marseille PICK
Eintracht has secured the placement in the knockout stage, but they want their fans to continue the positive series. Marseille has missed their chance and they are turning to the championship, so they will not probably be in the strongest team in this duel, which is why we expect a new defeat.
Pick: Eintracht Frankfurt wins
Odds: 1.80 at sportingbet (down to 1.70 can be played)
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