Olympique Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt / Europa League – This is the first European commitment for both teams, which have so far played five matches this season and Marseille is certainly more successful. They played all five matches in the French Championship and recorded three wins, a draw and a defeat. Eintracht has played three games in Bundesliga and with one triumph they also have two defeats, but they lost matches in the Super Cup and Cup in which they celebrated last season. Marseille and Eintracht have not met before.
Olympique Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt begins 20.09.2018 at 18:55 CET
Last season the team from Marseille has played the finals of Europa League and it is clear that for this reason they have a special obligation in this competition. They are expected to be equally good again, although it will not be easy in the group stage. Home field is certainly a big hope because they were last year's season mainly winning at Velodrome, and they have started the new championships by playing better in front of their home fans.
They have resolved two of three games in their favour, with very good results, when they played 4-0 against Toulouse and Guingamp, while they recorded a draw with Rennes after a 2-0 lead. That is why they defeated Monaco with 3-2 in a brilliant match and the only defeat was the one against Nimes with 3-1. They have scored at least one goal in every match and they were very efficient, especially on their field where Thauvin is brilliant, while Mandanda and Rolando are injured.
Probable lineups Olympique Marseille: Pele – Sarr, Luiz Gustavo, Rami, Amavi – Lopez, Sanson – Thauvin, Payet, N’Jie – Germain
Eintracht has played one finals last season in the Cup of Germany, where they managed to surprise the big Bayern and win the trophy. That was last season, and Eintracht is not playing nearly as well in this season and they are not in the right rhythm when they defeated Bayern with 5-0 in the Super Cup. Immediately after that, they were eliminated from the Cup in the first round, and they have started the championship modestly. They celebrated in the first round against Freiburg with 2-1, but then they were defeated with the same result in Frankfurt by Werder, and have also lost in the third round in Dortmund with 3-1.
They did not play so badly in Dortmund and they managed to score a goal, but it was obvious that they were struggling in defence. Coach Hutter had big problems with players' absences, and that is another reason why their score bad results. Hutter has to make numerous changes in composition for each new game, and it will be the same now, because they are missing Salcedo, Rebic, Paciencia, Chandler and goalkeeper Ronnow.
Probable lineups Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp – da Costa, Ndicka, Abraham, Willems – Torro, de Guzman – N.Muller, Gacinovic, Kostic – Haller
Olympique Marseille vs. Eintracht Frankfurt PICK
Marseille is playing very well at the start of the season, and this is particularly applies to their home field, so we believe that they have better prospects in this match. Eintracht is struggling and it is felt on their result, so they will hardly manage to leave Velodrome undefeated.
Pick: Olympique Marseille wins
Odds: 1.70 at unibet (down to 1.60 can be played)
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