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Marseille vs. Atalanta Predictions and Preview

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
7 May 2024, 11:41

Following a tightly contested 1-1 draw in the first leg, both teams will be eager to secure a victory to advance to the final. Atalanta, counting on their home fans, and Marseille, with their resilient European performance this season, are expected to bring on the fascinating match, as a continuation of the intense first leg. Atalanta comes into the match with a strong record at home, having won 11 of their last 14 games in Bergamo. This European campaign has been marked by significant victories, including a remarkable 3-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield. Marseille, despite the team's struggles in Ligue 1, have shown their capability in Europe by overcoming Villarreal and Benfica, reaching the semi-finals in a versatile fashion, indicating their potential to perform under pressure.

Atalanta vs Marseille 

Atalanta Preview

The team's approach often involves exploiting the wings and utilising the pace and creativity of their attackers to challenge opponents' defences. Gianluca Scamacca and Charles De Ketelaere, who have both become key figures in their offensive lineup, are ready to deliver another top performance, since both are shining after Gian Piero Gasperini's guidance. Despite injuries to defenders like Isak Hien and Rafael Toloi, Atalanta's defence remains robust, anchored by experienced Berat Djimsiti. During the weekend, the team got another crucial win over Salernitana (2-1), now having a serious advantage over Roma in qualifying to Champions League through the 5th place in the Serie A. This win brought the unbeaten streak of the team to 5 consecutive matches and Atalanta waits for Marseille to extend it further.

Marseille Preview 

Despite missing key players like Samuel Gigot and Chancel Mbemba due to suspensions and injuries, the team has managed to maintain a strong lineup. The offensive prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is the top scorer in the competition, along with the creative contributions from Jonathan Clauss and Amine Harit, forms the backbone of their attacking strategy and allows Igor Tudor to retain a certain amount of flexibility and creativity even in the hard matches. After a series of 6 consecutive losses, Marseille did not lose for 5 matches in a row and with a weekend match against Reims was rescheduled, the team got a full week to prepare for a visit to Berghamo. 

Betting Tips for Atalanta vs Marseille

Atalanta to Win

Despite that both teams are on an impressive run of 5 unbeaten matches, Atalanta shows more versatility in its display, showcasing the team’s class. The Bergamasques were closer to win in the first leg and they will certainly do its best to secure the final in an attempt to win its first major European trophy. Unibet gives 1.78 for this Atalanta vs. Marseille prediction.

Both Teams to Score

With both teams showing decent attacking prowess, the match will likely be productive in terms of goals. The duel between Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has 10 Europa League goals so far this season, and Gianluca Scammaca, who scored 10 goals in 2024 only is of particular interest for many. At the same time, both teams do not showcase excellent defensive abilities, with Atalanta conceded in its last 6 out of 7 matches, and Marseille has only one clean sheet in the team’s last 10 matches. Atalanta vs Marseille odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.73.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Score at Any Time

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the sole attacking superpower for Marseille in this season and Igor Tudor attributed much of the team’s success exactly to the Gabonian striker. He is the best scorer in the Europa League in history, as well as in this season (10 goals scored). Aubameyang had his chances in the first game and will surely do in the upcoming match as well. For this Atalanta vs Marseille tip, Unibet gives 3.00.

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