Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid
Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Atletico Madrid will be looking to put icing on the cake on yet another successful season when they take on Olympique Marseille in the Europa League final. OM were more than fortunate to eliminate Salzburg in the semis and, no doubt, they will have a big fish to fry in the title game against the star-studded La Liga side. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the Europa League final.
Atletico Madrid failed to make it to the Champions League knockout stages, but they have been impressive in the Europa League. Los Rojiblancos proved their worth in the double-header against Arsenal and it is no surprise they are considered favourites to emerge triumphant in the title game. Attacking duo Diego Costa – Antoine Griezmann has been in a perfect working order of late and all eyes will be on the duo when Diego Simeone’s troops take on Olympique Marseille at Groupama Stadium. The Ligue 1 side booked their place in the final thanks to a horrible mistake by the referee in a 2-1 loss to Salzburg and they will have to be at their sharpest in the Europa League final if they are to beat the Spaniards. Rudi Garcia’s men are eyeing their first ever Europa League (UEFA Cup) trophy.
Florian Thauvin is enjoying a season to remember and he will be the man to watch in the home side, alongside former Premier League ace Dimitri Payet, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders as well. Important defender Adil Rami returns from a domestic ban, whilst Mitroglou and Sakai remain in the recovery room. Valere Germain, who has netted seven goals in the Europa League so far this term, is widely expected to lead the line for the Ligue 1 side. Coach Rudi Garcia is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Atletico Madrid have already kept four clean sheets in the Europa League this term and they are likely to stick to their defensive style of play in the title game. Coach Diego Simeone can’t count on full-back Juanfran, but the experienced defender is the only absentee in the Spanish team. The good news is that Sime Vrsaljko returns to the starting line-up after missing the Arsenal game through suspension. Aforementioned duo Diego Costa – Antoine Griezmann should be deployed up front in the 4-4-2 formation.
Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Olympique Marseille and Atletico Madrid meet for the first time ever in the Europa League. The two teams faced each other in the Champions League in the 2008/2009 season. They played out a goalless draw at Stade Velodrome, with los Rojiblancos defeated OM 2-1 at Estadio Vicente Calderon. Taking everything into account, Olympique Marseille are after their first ever win over Atletico Madrid in European competitions.
Odds and Predictions
Atletico Madrid are more of a team than Olympique Marseille, who failed to impress in the 2-1 loss to Salzburg at Red Bull Arena. The La Liga side have been in a splendid form in 2018, therefore, there is a big value in betting on Diego Simeone’s troops, who are 3/10 to lift the trophy. Olympique Marseille’s win (90 mins) is priced at 17/4, but beating Diego Costa, who is 8/5 to score anytime, and his teammates in the Groupama Stadium clash is easier said than done.
Olympique Marseille vs Atletico Madrid tip: Atletico Madrid/Atletico Madrid
Nonetheless, our top betting tip for the Europa League final is to bet on Atletico Madrid/Atletico Madrid. The half-time/full-time market is available at the price of 7/4, which is more than a bargain.