Frankfurt vs Marseille Europa League Predictions

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Frankfurt vs Marseille Europa League

Thursday November 29th, 20:00

Top-of-the-group Eintracht Frankfurt will attempt to maintain their faultless record in the Europa League this season when they take on already-eliminated Marseille at the Commerzbank Arena on Thursday evening.

Predictions

Frankfurt are enjoying a brilliant campaign across all competitions, sitting in second place in the Bundesliga and top of their Europa League group having won all four of their continental fixtures.

That record is enough for Adi Hutter’s charges to have already confirmed their spot in the round of 32, with Lazio also emerging from what has turned out to be an uncompetitive Group H.

Marseille were beaten Europa League finalists last season but have failed miserably to match those standards this time around, picking up a solitary point from their four matches.

Boss Rudi Garcia knows his team can’t qualify from the group and so may choose to rotate his starting line-up with one eye on their weekend match with Stade Reims in Ligue Un.

With only one win from their last six on the road, Garcia will hope a change in personnel could spark a change in fortunes away from home.

With Frankfurt flying and Marseille with very little to play for apart from pride, the Germans will be expected to come out on top again with a 2-0 scoreline.

Betting Tips

Frankfurt started the season at the Commerzbank Arena a little shakily but have been untouchable there since September. Die Adler have won their last five at home, scoring 20 goals in the process and conceding only three times. Marseille have conceded plenty on their travels this season and expect that to continue in Germany on Thursday evening.

Frankfurt kept back-to-back clean sheets at the Commerzbank Arena before the international break and only three teams have conceded less than Hutter’s team in the Bundesliga this season. The hosts will want to shore up in this competition too having conceded twice against Cyprus’ Apollon Limassol last time out.

Statistics

Head to Head

The reverse fixture between these two this season was the only time they have met in European competition. Marseille took an early lead through Lucas Ocampos but Lucas Torro equalised for Frankfurt just after the half-time interval. As the match looked to be heading for a draw, Luka Jovic popped up with an 89th minute winner for the ten-man visitors – who had had defender Jetro Willems sent off on the hour mark.

Stats

  • Eintracht Frankfurt have faced French sides at home on three occasions – winning all three matches.
  • Only Salzburg and Sevilla have scored more times in the Europa League this season than Frankfurt (11).
  • Marseille have just one clean sheet in their last 20 away games in all competitions.
  • Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic has nine goals this season – putting him just two behind Europe’s top marksman Kylian Mbappe.
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