Betting tips for Lazio vs Marseille 08.11.2018
Lazio and Marseille face each other this Thursday at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, a challenge to qualify for Group 4 of the Europa League. Lazio surprised in the first lap of the group and started a good victory in France, arriving here aware that a victory assured them a place in the next stage of the race. On the other side comes a Marseille in a bad moment of form, appearing here in the hangover of three hard defeats, between championship and Europa League, and the victory here is essential to stay alive in the race.
Lazio occupy the second place in Group H with 6 points, the result of two victories and a defeat, with 6 goals scored and 6 goals conceded. The Italians came on the right foot in the competition and won at the reception to Apollon Limassol (2-1) in the first challenge, then lost at home to Frankfurt (4-1) but then surprised at Marseille (1-3). Lazio have shown a positive attitude for many times this season, with the team always reacting well after a less good result, and the closest example of that was the victory of the last weekend at the SPAL reception (4-1), just after losing at home to Inter Milan (0-3).
That defeat against Inter Milan is the only defeat in the last 5 consecutive games of the team, with Aquile having beaten the remaining 4. The team demonstrates good offensive grounds, scored in 9 of their last 10 consecutive matches, demonstrate some shortcomings in the back of the field, conceding goals in eight of the last 10. Coach Simone Inzaghi is aware that this is an essential game for the qualifying accounts, so a win here would leave the Italians in the next stage of the competition . Dusan Basta and Joaquín Correa are back to the squad for this match, while Milan Badelj and Lucas Leiva remain out, both injured.
Marseille, meanwhile, is in third place with 1 point, the result of a draw and two defeats, with 4 goals scored and 7 goals conceded. The French are failing to impose themselves in this Group H of the Europa League, they went badly in the competition and lost early on the opening day of their opening trip to Frankfurt (1-2), drew at home to Apollon Limassol (2-2) and lost in the last challenge at the reception to this Lazio (1-3). Marseille are not really motivated after the results they have been adding, they have come here in the hangover of three consecutive defeats, with the most recent being at the weekend at Montpellier's 3-0 home, only counting 3 wins in the last 10 successes, in all competitions.
In addition, the Olympiens have been left blank for the last two consecutive games, and are one step away from saying goodbye to their European tour, as the defeat here would mean that they could not go forward. Making things worse for the French side, Marseille have great difficulty in acting out of doors, since in the 7 matches played as a visitor, in all competitions, the team won only 2 games, losing 4, scoring 9 goals scored and 17 goals conceded. After three consecutive defeats, coach Rudi Garcia should make some changes. Rolando, recovering from a knee injury, is in doubt for the match.
Lazio vs Marseille Prediction: X/1 5.50
Lazio vs Marseille Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00
Lazio vs Marseille Score Recommendations: 2-1 10.00