Olympique Marseille vs Atalanta: Betting Preview

Olympique de Marseille vs Atalanta Match Preview

A first-ever meeting between Olympique de Marseille and Atalanta will take place on Thursday as the sides battle it out for a spot in the UEFA Europa League final.

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It has been an up-and-down season for Marseille, who currently sits in seventh spot in Ligue 1. They are in their fourth UEFA Cup/Europa League semifinal, and first one in six years. Remarkably, OM has never been eliminated at this stage of the competition, progressing on all three previous occasions.

Things have been on the up for Marseille of late, going unbeaten in their last four games. This is in stark contrast to a five-game losing run before that. They have also looked very sharp at home in Europe, winning six of their seven continental games at the Stade Vélodrome, drawing the other.

Atalanta takes part in their first Europa League semifinal after stunning Liverpool in the previous round. The Bergamaschi’s only previous European semifinal came in 1987/88 in the now-defunct UEFA Cup Winners Cup, where they fell to eventual winners KV Mechelen.

Sitting sixth in the Serie A, Atalanta is 4-1-1 in their last six across all competitions, winning their last three. They also reached the Coppa Italia final after knocking off Fiorentina last week. As a result, Gian Piero Gasperini’s side could end the season with two trophies.

Match Facts

Date: Thursday, 2 May, 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France

Olympique de Marseille vs Atalanta Predicted Lineups

Olympique de Marseille: Pau López; Murillo, Gueye, Balerdi; Clauss, Harit, Veretout, Kondogbia, Garcia; Aubameyang, Moumbagna

Atalanta: Carnesecchi; Djimsiti, Scalvini, Kolašinac; Davide Zappacosta, de Roon, Ederson, Ruggeri; Koopmeiners, Lookman; Scamacca

Olympique de Marseille vs Atalanta Odds

Via Bet365

Olympique Marseille Win / To Advance2.50 / 2.62
Atalanta Win / To Advance2.75 / 1.44
Both Teams Score Y/N1.57 / 2.05
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.90 / 1.90

Olympique de Marseille vs Atalanta Prediction

Draw at 3.50

This should be a fascinating matchup between two sides with so much on the line. We can expect a close two legs, with very little to decide the winner. For this first leg, a draw looks rather likely.

With Marseille having an impressive home record in Europe this term, it is also worth noting that Atalanta has a remarkable away record, especially in the Europa League. The Bergamaschi are unbeaten in their last eight Europa League away games (excluding qualifying), scoring in all of those games. So, a draw seems pretty likely in this case.

Olympique de Marseille vs Atalanta Tips

Over 2.5 goals at 1.90

Expect some goals in this game. Marseille’s home games in the Europa League this term have been very exciting, with five of the six seeing more than 2.5 goals. They have also scored in all but one Europa League game this term, highlighting their proficiency in front of goal in the competition.

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Five of Atalanta’s six away games in the UEL this season have also seen over 2.5 goals. Seeing that La Dea have scored multiple goals in four of those five games, it would not be a surprise to see them do so again on Thursday.

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