Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 19 October 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Two goals was the maximum I expected three weeks ago when Marseille visited Salzburg, “under 2.5 goals” at 2.00 was my main tip, but… lose? No, I didn’t see that coming, I expected Marseille to get at least a draw, given how efficient they had looked in their three previous games. Last weekend they drew 3-3 at Strasbourg. They took the lead twice (0-1, 1-2), but they needed an 88th-minute Mitroglou goal to salvage at least a point. It was the Greek striker’s debut in the France Ligue 1, he played the full 90 minutes, and other than the goal he scored, he played a part in Marseille’s second goal as well (an own goal). He’s the kind of guy who can make something out of nothing, and with him fit and healthy, Marseille will be a different team.
From all four group teams, Vitoria Guimaraes are the ones who have under-performed so far, more than others, drawing to Salzburg at home, and losing (rather easily) at Konyaspor three weeks ago. Their domestic form, or, to be more exact, the lack of it, is another source of concern for them. Last weekend they beat lowly Vasco da Gama in a Cup match, but in the championship they are just ninth in the table, on only 10 points from eight matches. They need… something, something to help them push on “restart”, soon, or else the top two spots in the group will look very distant, and things in Portugal’s championship will turn even worse.
Previous five matches:
Strasbourg vs Marseille 3-3
Nice vs Marseille 2-4
Salzburg vs Marseille 1-0
Marseille vs Toulouse 2-0
Amiens vs Marseille 0-2
Vasco da Gama vs Guimaraes 1-6
Guimaraes vs Feirense 1-1
Belenenses vs Guimaraes 1-0
Konyaspor vs Guimaraes 2-1
Guimaraes vs Maritimo 2-1
Marseille’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus PSG (France Ligue 1, mega derby). A day later, Guimaraes will be hosting Portimonense (Portugal Primeira Liga).
Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
Marseille beat Konyaspor by the slightest of margins on the opening day of the group stage, but I expect them to… take care of this match more comfortably, despite the fact that on Sunday they have a huge Ligue 1 game, at home, against PSG.
Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Betting Tips
Marseille’s win doesn’t pay more than 1.30. For more than that, I would risk with Marseille and over 2.5 combined goals, at 1.87 betting odds.
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