Ath Bilbao – Marseille : Preview & Prediction
Marseille has undoubtedly made its best match of the season (3-1 win) against Athletic Bilbao last Thursday, for the round of 16 first leg. A perfect match in all points, tainted by a penalty generously granted to the Basques. The addition could even have been more salty for Aduriz and his teammates without a huge lack of success Valere Germain, the only Olympian below his abilities in recent weeks. Author of a good match on the side of Toulouse (1-2) Sunday in the league, the OM approaches with much confidence this round return to San Mamés. Still much more attractive in front of its boiling public, the Spanish club will have to print a big pace to catch up. At the same time in confidence and a priori superior to this formation on the majority of the plans, Marseille can miss a place in quarter?
The Olympians had their best game of the season in the first leg, defeating the Basque club defensively most of the time.
Athletic Club have won only three of their last 10 matches played in San Mamés, in all competitions.
OM could evolve with Thauvin, sparkling in the first leg.
Marseille have lost just three of their last eight games played away from home in the Europa League.
The Marseillais smothered Ath Bilbao in the first leg and we do not imagine a one-sided scenario in favor of the Basques in Spain. Best tactically, better organized, Marseille will calmly validate its qualification for the quarters of the Europa League.
Ath Bilbao – Marseille : Betting Tips
Ath Bilbao – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70