Marseille vs RB Leipzig Preview

Marseille vs RB Leipzig

Competition – UEFA Europa League

Stadium – Stade Vélodrome

Date: 12th April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Marseille are suddenly in a position that could end their time in Europe this season after a promising run.

They lost 1-0 in the first leg of this game and while that is not a major score line, their failure to score an away goal may come back to haunt them in this game.

They drew their very next game against Montpellier, which makes it two losses, one draw and four wins in their last seven games.

Two of those wins have come in this competition as they defeated Athletic Bilbao home and away.

They have a good record at home this season as they have only lost twice and avoided defeats against PSG and Monaco. the Stade Vélodrome could help them get the win here, but can they keep a clean sheet?  An away goal for Leipzig would make things extremely difficult for Marseille.

RB Leipzig are enjoying a dream debut campaign in Europe this season after storming into the German top four in their maiden season in the Bundesliga last season.

RB Leipzig are one of the most potent sides when it comes to attacking and scoring teams, while the same cannot  be said of their defence.

RB Leipzig will be aware that an away goal would swing this tie in their favour.

Seeing that they have netted in seven of their last eight away games in all completion, they will be confident of getting on the scoresheet here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Marseille

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Dijon FCO 1-3 Marseille 31 Mar, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Marseille 2-3 Lyon 18 Mar, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Marseille 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Toulouse 1-2 Marseille 11 Mar, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Marseille 3-1 Athletic Bilbao 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League

RB Leipzig

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Hannover 96 2-3 RB Leipzig 31 Mar, 2018 German Bundesliga
W RB Leipzig 2-1 Bayern Munich 18 Mar, 2018 German Bundesliga
D Zenit St Petersburg 1-1 RB Leipzig 15 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D VfB Stuttgart 0-0 RB Leipzig 11 Mar, 2018 German Bundesliga
W RB Leipzig 2-1 Zenit St Petersburg 8 Mar, 2018 UEFA Europa League

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No previous meetings between these two sides.

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