Marseille have been the surprise package in this season’s Europa League campaign with the French side making it into the final of the competition although while they have impressed on all fronts this season, they appear to have lost their consistency at a pretty unfortunate time and head into their meeting with Atletico Madrid with just a single win from their last four competitive outings. This will certainly be of major concern ahead of their biggest game of the season and it is no huge shock to see them billed as underdogs although you can enjoy some great boosted odds and free bets from the leading bookmakers.
Atletico Madrid are in a strong position to finish their La Liga campaign ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid with just one game left to play and three points separating the sides. While Real could conceivably leapfrog Atletico at the eleventh hour, the fact remains that Diego Simeone’s men have enjoyed a remarkable campaign and they head into this Europa League final having bagged three wins in their last four outings and conceding just two goals during this time. Defensively Atletico have been rock-solid and we believe that they will provide Marseille with extremely tough opposition on Wednesday evening.
Atletico may have been less than impressive in the final third, however they tend to do just enough to turn games their way and with Antoine Griezmann banging in seven goals in his last thirteen appearances, we expect him to once again be their focal point. Marseille have managed just a single clean sheet in their last eight matches although they have been banging in the goals with relative ease, therefore while we’ll happily be backing Atletico to claim the spoils, this will be by no means a one-sided affair with Bet365 Bookies going 10/3 on Atletico to win and both teams to score.