Match date: 16 May 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Europa League
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-3 - Won
Marseille and Atletico Madrid will face each other tonight in Europa league finals. This was pretty good season for Marseille, they will end at least at 4th position at the table in French Ligue 1 while tonight will have a chance to crown great season and win the Europa league. In front of them are strong opponents and it will be very hard to break one of the strongest defenses in Europe but they showed some pretty good offensive skills and aren't some outsiders for this clash. In match five days ago they faced with Guingamp in Ligue 1 and got a draw but conceded three goals there.
They played against Atletico Madrid last time ten years ago in Champions league and were defeated in Spain while in rematch game ended without goals, anyway these two teams are completely different now and this should be a great battle for trophy. Marseille won progress into finals mostly thanks to a great results at home stadium. They weren't so impressive in group stage but still ended at second spot in their group, later were much more confident in knockout stage and tonight are playing most important game in this campaign, pressure is big but i'm sure that this will be a great clash.
Defender Rolando (30/1), midfielder Payet (31/6) and forward Mitroglou (18/8) are all having problems with injuries and are still in doubt for this game.
Atletico Madrid should end up at second position in Spain, they just couldn't keep up with great Barcelona which won the title, now must try to save the season and win the Europa league. They started in Champions league group stage where simple didn't showed enough to end up at one of first two spots, after few pretty good seasons in strongest European competition they failed to reach knockout stage there. In Europa league they didn't had very difficult schedule and in semi finals had strongest opponents but managed to eliminate English Arsenal and now are favorites against solid opponents.
In 37 rounds of Spanish league Atletico Madrid conceded only 20 goals while in 8 matches in knockout stage conceded only four and they indeed have one of the best defenses in Europe. Few days ago they achieved victory in Le Liga over Getafe on the road, they took a lead there already in 8th minute and until the end they were defending, this team knows how to save their net when scores first. In front of them are offensive minded opponents but Atletico Madrid are experienced team, they know how to play big games and although Marseille are playing great football at this moment i still believe that Spanish team will win this match.
Defender Gimenez (22/1) and midfielder Vitolo (13/1) are in doubt for this game due to injury issues.
Marseille reached Europa league finals but in front of them are very strong opponents and it will be extremely difficult to break great defense, this will probably be a tight battle but Atletico Madrid are favorites with a reason and i believe that this team will win the Europa league tonight.