Marseille vs Atalanta Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more 02/05/2024

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Europa League match between Marseille and Atalanta taking place on Thursday, May 2nd 2024.

 
7:15am on Thursday 2nd May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Marseille and Atalanta prepare to clash in an electrifying Europa League semi-final match at Stade Velodrome on May 2, 2024.

Both teams aim to secure a crucial advantage in the first leg, with a coveted spot in the final against either Roma or Bayer Leverkusen at stake. Let's delve into the details of what promises to be a compelling fixture.

Current Form

Marseille's Current Form

Despite enduring a challenging period in Ligue 1 with five consecutive losses, Marseille displayed resilience in European competition.

Their recent 2-1 victory over Lens, buoyed by early and late goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Pape Gueye, showcases their potential to return to form at pivotal moments.

Marseille’s journey through the Europa League has been dramatic, notably clinching a quarter-final victory over Benfica on penalties after a stirring home win.

Atalanta's Current Form

Atalanta, on the other hand, is riding a wave of strong performances.

The Italian side defeated Empoli 2-0 last weekend and has won 11 of their last 14 home fixtures.

Notably, their prowess was on full display during a stunning 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the quarter-finals.

Their unbeaten streak in nine European away games underlines their formidable form away from home.

Team News

Marseille Team News

Marseille will be without Samuel Gigot, who is suspended, and several injured players including Chancel Mbemba and Ismaila Sarr.

However, they welcome back Faris Moumbagna from suspension. Their lineup boasts the likes of Aubameyang, who has scored 10 goals in this season’s Europa League, and Jonathan Clauss and Amine Harit, both of whom have provided six assists.

Atalanta Team News

For Atalanta, Isak Hien’s suspension will likely see Sead Kolasinac stepping into the back three.

Gianluca Scamacca, who has been crucial in Europe with five goals, is expected to lead the attack supported by Charles De Ketelaere and Ademola Lookman.

Key Players

Marseille's Key Players

Aubameyang’s goal-scoring prowess and the creative contributions from Clauss and Harit could be the key to unlocking Atalanta's defence.

34 yrs - F (CL) - Marseille
83 
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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Played matches
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2
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Shots P90
3.25
Shots On target P90
2.71
Successful passing %
67%
Final third passes P90
6.51

Atalanta's Key Players

Scamacca’s striking ability, along with Lookman’s versatility and precision, will pose significant threats to the Marseille backline.

25 yrs - ST (C) - Atalanta
78
Defending
Creative
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Attacking
Shooting
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5
0
Shots P90
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Successful passing %
0%
Final third passes P90

Scoreline Prediction

With both teams demonstrating solid defensive strategies and explosive attacking capabilities, a tightly contested match is expected.

Our prediction for this encounter is a 2-2 draw, setting the stage for an intriguing second leg in Bergamo.

For all of the analysis of Marseille vs Atalanta as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

What was the score the last time Marseille played Atalanta? This is the first meeting between the two sides in European competition.

Who are Marseille playing next? Marseille will face Atalanta in the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals next week.

Who are Atalanta playing next? After Marseille, Atalanta face Salernitana in Serie A before the return leg.

What time is the kickoff? The match kicks off at 8 PM UK time on May 2, 2024.

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