Marseille vs Atletico Madrid betting tips and predictions for the 2018 Europa League final on Wednesday 16th May. Atletico Madrid have been favourites for this competition since they dropped from the Champions League and will want to get the job done against French side Marseille, but will they win the Europa League final?
Both these teams have had good seasons domestically – Atletico Madrid sit in second place in the La Liga table and Marseille have secured a top four place, with the chance of finishing as high as second in the Ligue 1 table heading into the last match of the season next weekend. This will be Marseille’s first European final for 14 years while Atletico Madrid have been regulars in European finals in the last few years. Who will win the Europa League final? See our betting tips and predictions to find out.
Atletico Madrid are well known for their defensive capabilities and they have made it to the Europa League final largely thanks to their fantastic defensive record. Since dropping out of the Champions League, they have played eight matches and have only conceded four goals. A slight concern for Atletico fans will be that all of those clean sheets have come at home. Marseille’s matches have been much more entertaining, with both teams scoring in four of their last six and much more open matches in general. This could be Marseille’s downfall in the final but gives us the first chance for our bets. The first of our Marseille vs Atletico Madrid predictions for the Europa League final is both teams to score. The best odds for this tip are 23/20 with Ladbrokes and you should use their £50 free bet to win £107.50 in cash.
We’re betting on both teams to score so we are predicting goals in the match. Despite Atletico’s good defensive record we do think Marseille will get on the scoresheet here and there is better value in backing a Marseille player to score. Former Newcastle United striker Florian Thauvin has been in great form towards the end of the season and has scored eight goals in his last eight matches. The odds for the Atletico Madrid strikers to score are short but we’re getting a tempting 11/4 with Paddy Power for this anytime goalscorer tip. When you use Paddy Power’s risk free £20 sign-up offer on the second of our Marseille vs Atletico Madrid predictions, you have the chance to win £75 in cash risk free. If Thauvin doesn’t score, you get a £20 cash refund.
I do think Atletico Madrid will win the Europa League final and that’s give us the basis for our final betting tip. We need to remember that our previous two bets mean we’re expecting Marseille to score and I do think it’ll be a close run match. It’s hard to see the goal flowing for the 90 minutes but past Europa League finals have produced some exciting games – Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 a couple of seasons ago and the season before that it was Sevilla again, who win 3-2 against Dnipro. To round off our Marseille vs Atletico predictions we’re going for a 2-1 Atletico Madrid win. This fits in with our previous betting tips and the odds for a 2-1 Atletico victory are 8/1 with 888Sport. Use the 888Sport £30 sign-up offer to win £90 in cash from a £10 bet, and win or lose you get the £30 free bet added to your new account.
Rolando and striker Kostas Mitroglou look set to miss the Europa League final for Marseille but Hiroki Sakai will be back in the squad following his return at the weekend. Atletico Madrid are still without Vitolo but apart from that Diego Simeone has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Wednesday’s match. Griezmann was rested for the La Liga defeat at the weekend but will be back in the Atletico line-up for the 2018 Europa League final on Wednesday.
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