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Date: Thursday 22nd February 2024
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome
Marseille vs Shakhtar: Top free betting tips
Marseille welcomes Shakhtar to the Stade Velodrome in the second leg of the round of 16 from the Europa League. The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pitting the French side 1-0 in front before Matviyenko equalised just four minutes later, the scoring then continued late into the game when Iliman Ndiaye must have thought he had won the tie for Marseille when he scored in the 90th minute but Shakhtar quickly pegged Marseille back in the 92nd minute with a goal from Eguinaldo to leave the tie level.
Correct outcome prediction: Marseille to Win
For our first Marseille vs Shakhtar prediction, we predict that Marseille will win this match in ninety minutes to progress through to the next round. Marseille have not won any of their previous seven matches in all competitions, drawing four times but we think, with home advantage, Marseille can just scrape through against this determined Shakhtar side.
Total goals prediction: Under 2.5 Goals
Three of Marseille's previous four matches have seen fewer than 2.5 goals scored with eight of their previous eleven matches in all competitions seeing fewer than 2.5 goals scored. Shakhtar are still in their winter break from the Ukrainian league so there is not much to go off in regards to them but in the league this season, Shakhtar has scored around 1.5 goals in fifteen matches and have conceded less than 1 goal per match.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Marseille
Our final Marseille vs Shakhtar prediction is yet again an attempt to predict the correct final score. Combining the first two predictions, we conclude this preview with a 1-0 win for Marseille against Shakhtar.
In Ligue 1 this season, Marseille remain the only team who are yet to lose a game at home, winning six and drawing five. Marseille has scored around 1.7 goals per home game and has conceded less than one goal per game.
Marseille vs Shakhtar: What the Fans Think
Marseille announce their new manager
Olympique de Marseille announces 𝗝𝗲𝗮𝗻-𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀 𝗚𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘁 as the new first team coach ✍️ 🔵 ⚪️
— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) February 20, 2024
Shakhtar announced that fans can attend an upcoming home match
😍 #Shakhtar‘s home games will take place with fans 🧡
About 500 spectators will be able to attend the matches at the Arena Lviv, and the club decided to allocate all revenue from ticket sales to social projects and charity.
— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) February 20, 2024
How far will Shakhtar‘s fans travel to Marseille?
Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, any journey from Ukraine is not going to be an easy one. The best option for getting to France from Ukraine would be via Poland.
The flight time from Poland to Marseille takes around four hours or a road trip would see fans travelling for around one full day.
Marseille vs Shakhtar: Tickets
The only way to purchase tickets for Marseille vs Shakhtar in the Europa League is online. There are still plenty of tickets available and websites like www.safeticketcompare.com and seatpick.com as well as the official websites for both clubs are the best websites to use to purchase tickets. The cheapest tickets on offer cost around £20 and there are still some of those left for sale.
FAQs regarding Marseille vs Shakhtar
What was Marseille's previous result? 1-0 defeat against Brest.
What was Shakhtar's previous result? 2-2 draw against Marseille.
What was the last head-to-head result? 2-2 draw.