Konyaspor vs Marseille
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 November 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
On four points from four matches, Konyaspor are still dreaming of finishing in the top-2, and are treating this game against Marseille as a final, since failure to win this match will mean, almost certainly, the end of the line for them. In two weeks they are visiting Vitoria Guimaraes, not the strongest team in the group, but not a… doormat either, not a team Konyaspor can expect to beat without sweating. The Turkish side lost 1-0 in Marseille back in September, and the goal difference is another thing they need to keep in mind, just in case they finish level on points with Olympique. Last weekend they drew 1-1 to Antalyaspor at home, yet another very disappointing result in Turkey’s Super Lig. Incredibly, they are 15th in the table, right above the relegation line.
The game in Guimaraes three weeks ago cost Marseille three points (they lost 1-0), cost them a player as well. Patrice Evra got provoked by Olympique fans during warm-up, he responded, things got out of hand, the former Manchester United and Juventus full-back karate-kicked someone on the face(!!), he got sent off even before the game started, and soon after that, Marseille terminated their contract. They did beat Caen 5-0 a few days after that incident, but last weekend they didn’t get something more than a draw at Bordeaux, failing to close the gap to Monaco and Lyon. They are sitting 4th in the table of the Ligue 1, having had a… decent season so far, while in their Europa League group they are sitting second, having many chances of being in the last 32 in February.
Previous five matches:
Konyaspor vs Antalyaspor 1-1
Sivasspor vs Konyaspor 2-1
Salzburg vs Konyaspor 0-0
Konyaspor vs Osmanlispor 1-0
Kayserispor vs Konyaspor 2-1
Bordeaux vs Marseille 1-1
Marseille vs Caen 5-0
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Marseille 1-0
Lille vs Marseille 0-1
Marseille vs PSG 2-2
Konyaspor’s next game is on Sunday, at Kasımpaşa (Turkey Super Lig). Same day, Marseille will be hosting Guingamp (France Ligue 1).
Konyaspor vs Marseille: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season, was the first ever between these two.
Konyaspor vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are considered clear favorites to win the game. I have my doubts, mostly because they don’t really-really need to win, so I’m leaving winners and losers aside.
Konyaspor vs Marseille: Betting Tips
Konyaspor and Marseille have scored a combined five goals so far in the group. “No” in “both teams to score” pays 1.85, and “under 2.5 goals” is at 1.75 betting odds.
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