Marseille vs Guimarães – Europa League: In a group where Red Bull Salzburg is considered to be the main favourite…
Marseille and Vitória de Guimarães are fighting to advance. That will be a tough task for the Portuguese, who will start this double fixture away from home, which could leave them even further from their objective.
Vitória de Guimarães’ problems are, however, more extended. After a draw at home against Red Bull Salzburg, Vitória lost in Turkey.
The Europa League has a higher level of demand than the one Pedro Martins’ team is used to on the Liga NOS because we are talking about a shorter schedule and teams who will be more well equipped to face these matches.
Besides that, the fact that the teams don’t know each other is fundamental as well.
No matter how well you know your opponents’ potential or how much access you have to the information, the lack of experience head-to-head affects Vitória’s performance as well as the other Portuguese teams at this level.
Marseille started this season with high expectations, but Rudi Garcia has already felt the need to decrease their ambitions, as a way of not losing control of their squad due to overconfidence.
It seems clear that the team doesn’t have the potential to fight for the French title but taking part in the race for top 3 seems reasonable.
Just like they don’t have, at the moment, ability to be a great contender in the Europa League, although they are still forced to fight to advance in this group.
Marseille vs Guimarães – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Vélodrome will be a tough ground for Vitória de Guimarães to showcase their main qualities.
Banking on a lower block, trying to contain their opponents’ initiatives, the team led by Pedro Martins will try to secure some vital space in order to score.
But Marseille’s latest results and need to impose in this group don’t favour a scenario where Vitória surprises everyone and gets a good result in France.