Marseille vs FC Salzburg Preview

Marseille vs FC Salzburg

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stade Vélodrome

Date: 26th April 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Marseille have endured a miserable few years in the French league over the past few seasons.

The 1993 Champions League winners finished as low as 13th in the Ligue 1 table in 2016, before managing a 5th place finish last time around.

This season however, looks more positive.

They have wrapped up a top four spot in Ligue 1 as they have a 19 points cushion on Nice who are 5th and they are just 2 points adrift of AS Monaco who are second.

They are also in with a good chance of winning the Europa League with just 3 potential games left.   Their fans couldn’t have wished for any better.

They face RB Salzburg again this season after the two squared up against each other in the group stage.

Although the two group stage games saw just a single goal scored, this game will most likely end with a more interesting scoreline.

Marseille’s 5-1 win over Lille at the weekend means they have now netted 13 times in their last three games including a 5-3 aggregate win over RB Leipzig in the Europa League quarterfinals.

They have however, conceded 5 goals in those games too.

Salzburg are a team that has been underrated for much of this competition, yet they seem to have more surprises up their sleeves.

They eliminated Lazio in the quarterfinal by winning against the Italians 4-1 at home after losing 4-2 in Rome and they might have to do the same here as Marseille are in top form.

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

Marseille

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Marseille 5-2 RB Leipzig 12 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Marseille 0-0 Montpellier 8 Apr, 2018 French Ligue 1
L RB Leipzig 1-0 Marseille 5 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W Dijon FCO 1-3 Marseille 31 Mar, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Marseille 2-3 Lyon 18 Mar, 2018 French Ligue 1

FC Salzburg

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W FC Salzburg 4-1 Lazio 12 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League
L LASK Linz 1-0 FC Salzburg 8 Apr, 2018 Austrian Bundesliga
L Lazio 4-2 FC Salzburg 5 Apr, 2018 UEFA Europa League
W FC Salzburg 2-0 RZ Pellets WAC 31 Mar, 2018 Austrian Bundesliga
W FC Salzburg 5-0 Austria Vienna 18 Mar, 2018 Austrian Bundesliga

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
Marseille 0-0 FC Salzburg 7 Dec, 2017 UEFA Europa League
FC Salzburg 1-0 Marseille 28 Sep, 2017 UEFA Europa League

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