Place: Stade Orange Velodrome.
Date: on the 13th of December, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 18:55 (GMT+1)
Tournament: EUROPA League.
Nearly half a year ago Marseille played in the final of the EUROPA League where it lost to Atletico Madrid. Today Marseille doesn’t even dream of getting into the playoffs.
Rudi Garcia‘s team failed the group stage. It gave way to Lazio and Eintracht twice. The team got the only point in Cyprus in the productive match with the closest rival. The game ended with the score 2:2.
Apollon is rotating in the orbit of clubs from the top championships for two years in a row. Sofronis Avgousti‘s team adheres to the Olympic motto which says that the main thing is not the victory, but participation.
Though, Cypriots can be proud of home win over unmotivated Lazio (2:0) and also the draw 2:2 with the finalist of the European League – Marseille. Islanders are on the third position.
Statistics and head-to-heads
In all five matches of the group stage Marseille missed not less than two goals for the game.
Apollon scored in four out of five group matches.
Head-to-head of the first circle ended in a draw 2:2.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Marseille vs Apollon
Marseille to win – odds 1.49;
Draw – odds 5;
Apollon to win – odds 6.4;
Marseille is playing unsuccessfully not only in the EUROPA League but also in Ligue1. Recently on native stadiums the team has gained one point out of six possible.
We are sure that Rudi García is seriously anxious with the manner his team is acting in the country championship.
Most likely, the hosts will finish their game at the continental level with experimental line-up.
Cypriots will be pleased to finish with the third result. We consider that the game will be controlled by the guests and they will score, at least, once.