Marseille vs Lokomotiv: prediction for the Europa League match
Marseille found themselves in a difficult group with Lazio, Galatasaray and Lokomotiv, but Jorge Sampaoli's men, along with Lazio, were the main favourites for the top spot. But in the first round the White-Blues slipped up - they failed to hold on to the lead in the match against Lokomotiv (1:1) at Moscow, this mistake probably cost the team a spot in the play-off zone.
In the next round Marseille once again put up a better performance than the opponent, but failed to convert their chances, getting only a goalless draw out of the match against Galatasaray. The White-Blues also split the points with Lazio two times and in the most recent match team needed a victory over Galatasaray, but eventually Marseille failed to get points at Istanbul, losing to the Lions by a 2:4 score - a loss left the team without a chance to fight for a play-off spot.
No one expected Lokomotiv to fight for a play-off spot in such a difficult group, but the Railwaymen probably expected to fight for a 3rd spot, which would give a chance to play in the Conference League play-off. In the first match team managed to save a 1:1 draw in the match against Marseille, but Marcus Gisdol's men failed to extend that success.
In next two matches Lokomotiv suffered defeats to Lazio (0:2) and Galatasaray (0:1) and were left without any chance to fight for a play-off spot. The Railwaymen managed to get a 1:1 draw at Istanbul, but a 0:3 defeat to Lazio in the most recent round left Lokomotiv in a bad situation - now Lokomotiv need to beat Marseille to earn a spot in the play-off of the Conference League.
Marseille recorded two out of seven most recent home victories with that score
This bet was successful in two most recent matches of Marseille
In two out of three most recent matches of Lokomotiv penalties were given
Marseille have no chance to fight for a play-off of the Europa League, but Provencals can even lost the third spot, if they will lose the match to Lokomotiv. But that's unlikely to happen - the Railwaymen are in a long-term crisis now and have serious problems with the squad, so it will be extremely difficult for them to record a victory over Marseille.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Marseille
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Marseille
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Marseille are making mistakes sometimes, but overall team is in a good form and is trying to play offensively. Today the White-Blues will try to pick up three points and it is not a difficult task, Lokomotiv are in a terrible form and Provencals have some great offensive players, so we think that favourite will record a confident victory.
Our second bet is on Marseille to win by two goals