FC Salzburg vs Marseille Preview

FC Salzburg vs Marseille

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Red Bull Arena Salzburg

Date: 3rd May 2018

Kick-off time – 20:05 GMT

Two Red Bull sponsored teams entered European competitions this season with many people tipping RB Leipzig to be the most successful of them, however, that prediction has proved to be wrong as the Germans were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Olympique Marseille.

If the French men eliminate Salzburg here, they will become the Red Bull brands kryptonite.

The first leg didn’t go according to plan for the Austrians as Marseille were 2-0 winners after 90 minutes, but they are a team that have survived thus far because of their comeback ability and they will be confident they can still pull off a shock here.

Salzburg are unbeaten at home in all competitions since November 2016 and they have won 19 of the 26 matches they have played at home this season.

They have also won 5 of their last 7 home games in this competition.

Marseille played a 1-1 draw against Angers at the weekend to make it six games without tasting defeat for them, with four of those matches ending in victory for them.

They have also won four of their last 6 away games, however, they have only one win from their eight away games in this competition this season, losing four of those matches including their last visit to this very stadium in the group stage.

Bookmakers believe Salzburg will get the job done inside 90 minutes and it will be intersting to see how they approach this game as they only need to score 2 goals to force extra time while if Marseille score, Salzburg would need to score 4.

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

FC Salzburg

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W FC Salzburg 3-1 SC Rheindorf Altach 22 Apr, 2018 Austrian Bundesliga
W FC Admira Wacker Modling 2-6 FC Salzburg 15 Apr, 2018 Austrian Bundesliga
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

Marseille

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Marseille 5-1 Lille 21 Apr, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Troyes 2-3 Marseille 15 Apr, 2018 French Ligue 1
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

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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