Salzburg – Marseille Europa League 3 May 2018

Salzburg - Marseille Europa League

Salzburg – Marseille UEFA Europa League

What happened in the first leg

Last Thursday, in a long-awaited first leg of the Europa League, Marseille won 2-0 at home. The French team started off to a great start and managed to unlock the result with a winning touch by Thauvin, who took advantage of a penalty kick beaten by Payet and a wrong exit by Walke. But then, Salzburg grew up. He started playing well in the first half and became insidious especially at the beginning of the second half, in two circumstances. A suspected Lopez intervention on Lainer in the penalty area of the hosts was not sanctioned by the referee, while Pelé rejected a nice shot by Wolf. After having thwarted these dangers, the team coached by Garcia doubled with Njie, who had just entered the field and took advantage of an assist of the usual Payet. The score is no longer changed, despite a good final guests, who hit a sensational pole with Gulbrandsen.

What to expect from Salzburg – Marseille

The Marseille, in short, has obtained a very precious victory and is close to qualifying for the conclusive act of an important international competition, a goal that would allow him to continue with greater enthusiasm the project started in the autumn of 2016, when it was detected by Frank McCourt, an American businessman. Salzburg, however, hopes to overturn the situation. He could have scored one or more goals in the first leg, and had previously shown his own offensive qualities during the match against Lazio, overturning a complicated situation and realizing even three goals in four minutes.

The latest on the formations

The club owned by Red Bull often points to 4-3-1-2, form which should be relied on in the coming hours. Rose – promoted to lead the first team in the summer of 2017, after having done a good job in the youth sector – will probably field a very offensive formation. Berisha and Yabo are always ready to support the attacking couple formed by Hwang and Dabbur, playing respectively from the left half and the attacking midfielder.

Often not impeccable in the containment phase, Marseille will be put under pressure and risk being in difficulty at least in some moments of this challenge of return. Garcia, intending to opt for the usual 4-2-3-1, will still have the opportunity to rely on the movements of Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos and Germain, whose restart will presumably allow his team to ease the pressure and to make little the attempts at recovery that Salzburg will implement will be facilitated.

The probable formations of Salzburg – Marseille

SALZBURG (4-3-1-2): Walke; Lainer, Ramalho, Caleta-Car, Ulmer; Haidara, Samassékou, Berisha; Yabo; Hwang, Dabbur.
MARSEILLE (4-2-3-1): Pelé; Sarr, Rami, Luiz Gustavo, Amavi; Lopez, Sanson; Thauvin, Payet, Ocampos; Germain.

Odds: 1.52
Prediction Today: GOL
Odds: 1.60

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