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Olympique Marseille v RB Leipzig Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:12 PM MYT 12/04/2018
Timo Werner RB Leipzig
Our tipster thinks that the visitors can get amongst the goals when they travel to Stade Velodrome for Thursday's Europa League quarter final tie

Olympique Marseille will hope to make home advantage count as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa League quarter final against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.

Timo Werner grabbed the only goal of the game in last week’s first leg, but given the impressive record that Rudi Garcia’s charges boast on home soil, the stage is set for a fascinating fixture at Stade Velodrome.

Latest odds

Marseille have lost just one of their last 10 Europa League ties on their own patch and have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six home matches in this competition.

With that in mind, the Ligue 1 side are chalked up as SportPesa’s 27/20 (2.35) favourites to claim a vital victory on Thursday.

A draw would be enough to send Ralph Hasenhuttl’s charges into their first ever European semi-final and SportPesa go 13/5 (3.60) that this match ends in stalemate.

Leipzig, meanwhile, are available at 39/20 (2.95) to claim a famous victory on French soil and qualify for the last four in style.

Team news

Marseille were forced to field a makeshift defence in Germany last week and the key trio of Adil Rami, Rolando and Steve Mandanda could miss out again. Florian Thauvin is a doubt with a thigh problem.

Leipzig have no fresh concerns and will welcome back captain Willi Orban after he was suspended for the first leg.

Attacking approach

Marseille must try to take the game to their Bundesliga opponents as they look to turn the tie around.

SportPesa go 20/23 (1.87) that Garcia’s men grab the opening goal of the game, while the same firm offer just 5/8 (1.63) that there are at least three goals scored.

Preview and predictions

An overly aggressive approach from Garcia’s side, however, could suit the visitors.

Hasenhuttl’s charges may be content to play on the counter attack and, with a striker of Werner’s quality in their ranks, it is a ploy that could pay dividends for Leipzig.

SportPesa’s 6/5 (2.20) quote, therefore, for RB Leipzig to score more than one goal in this game could provide punters with a path to profit ahead of Thursday’s tussle.

RB Leipzig over 1.5 team goals at 6/5 (2.20) for a 1pt stake with SportPesa