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Europa League: Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk – Betting preview

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Ace Football team previews the Europa League clash between Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk and offers the latest team news, stats, and free betting tips with the best odds.

Marseille go up against Shakhtar Donetsk at Stade Orange Velodrome on Thursday in a thrilling Europa League match. This is the second leg of their knockout round play-off tie. The two sides enter the clash level at 2-2 on aggregate after last week’s draw.


Form: Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Marseille Form

It is neither good nor disastrous for Marseille with just two points from their last three matches. They first drew 1-1 against Metz, followed by another draw. This time 2-2 against Shakhtar Donetsk, before going down in a 1-0 defeat against Brest. Marseille won three of their previous six matches at Stade Orange Velodrome in the Europa League. They drew three as well, but suffered no defeats, scoring 12 goals to eight against.

Shakhtar Donetsk Form

It has been a bit of everything for Shakhtar Donetsk in their previous three matches, as they first beat Veres Rivne by 2-0. This was followed by a disappointing 5-3 defeat against FC Porto, before an encounter with Marseille produced a 2-2 draw. In their last six away matches in the Europa League, Shakhtar Donetsk won twice, while also recording one draw. They endured three defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying 22 goals conceded and 11 scored.

Betting stats and facts for Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk played across all competitions.

  • Marseille have not lost the last 13 home matches in a row
  • Marseille have not lost 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Marseille have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 matches Marseille played, both teams scored
  • In 7 of the last 9 home matches Marseille played in the Europa League, both teams scored
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 53 of the last 55 matches
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 35 of the last 36 away matches
  • In the last 6 matches in a row Shakhtar Donetsk played in the Europa League, both teams scored
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have scored in 17 of the last 19 away matches in the Europa League
  • In 9 of the last 11 Shakhtar Donetsk away matches in the Europa League, the sum of goals was over 2.5

Players under the radar: Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is showing good form for Marseille, scoring six goals in their last six Europa League matches. Yaroslav Rakitskiy scored once in his previous half-dozen outings.

Full-time result

Marseille have struck gold when it comes to home form, having not lost any of their previous 13 matches at Stade Orange Velodrome. Shakhtar Donetsk won six of their previous 10 games away, drew two and lost two.

Both teams to score

Marseille scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Shakhtar Donetsk scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten games. Both teams have scored in the last four home games Marseille played. Marseille only managed one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches, while Shakhtar Donetsk claimed seven clean sheets in their last 10 games.

Total goals

Marseille conceded a goal in their previous seven games. Over 2.5 goals happened in three of Marseille’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Shakhtar Donetsk, who managed to score 1.6 times in those matches.

Suggested bet: Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk

To summarize, the upcoming Europa League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.

Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Who wins the game?