Marseille vs Villarreal

Marseille vs. Villarreal Europa League – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 07/03/2024

Marseille vs. Villarreal Europa League Match Analysis

In a UEFA Europa League round of 16 match, Marseille will welcome Villarreal to their home ground.

Match Preview

Marseille progressed to the playoffs from a tough group.

They earned 11 points in six matches, finishing second in a group that included Ajax, Brighton, and AEK.

Marseille overcame Shakhtar in the round of 16 with an overall score of 5-3.

Currently, they sit in seventh place in Ligue 1 with 36 points after 24 games, trailing the UEFA Champions League qualification zone by five points.

In their last five matches, Marseille won three times, drew once, and suffered one defeat.

Villarreal topped their UEFA Europa League group, allowing them to skip the previous playoff round.

Their group included Rennes, Maccabi Haifa, and Panathinaikos.

In La Liga, Villarreal is in 12th place with 32 points after 27 matches, struggling to maintain consistent performance this season.

In their recent five matches, Villarreal won twice and drew three times.

Prediction: Marseille 2-0 Villarreal

While Villarreal won their last visit to France this season by defeating Rennes 3-2, Marseille’s current form makes them the favorites in this first leg match.

With twelve goals scored in just three games under Gasset’s management, Marseille has seen a significant improvement in their performance and is likely to continue their positive streak in this match.

  • Prediction: Marseile to Win
  • Betting Tip: Over 1.5 Goals

Possible Lineups

Marseille: (3-5-2)

Pau Lopez;

Mbemba, Meite, Balerdi;

Clauss, Harit, Kondogbia, Ounahi, Merlin;

Moumbagna, Aubameyang

Villarreal: (4-4-2)

Reina;

Kiko Femenia, Mosquera, Jorge Cuenca, Alberto Moreno;

Akhomach, Parejo, Capoue, Baena;

Sorloth, Gerard Moreno

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