FC Porto vs Marseille Soccer Betting Prediction – Champions League

FC Porto vs Marseille Soccer Betting Prediction - Champions League

On Tuesday, OM went to Porto for a match of the 3rd day of Group C of the Champions League. Porto is aiming for a second victory in this group while OM is still looking for their first points.

FC Porto vs Marseille Soccer Betting Prediction – Champions League

Absent from the Champions League last year, Porto took comfort in participating in the Europa League where this team performed rather well by finishing at the top of its group ahead of Rangers, Young Boys and Feyenoord. But the Dragons saw their epic shortened by losing in the round of 16 against Bayer Leverkusen. On the other hand, they found the smile by winning the title of champion of Portugal by taking the top at the end of the season on Benfica. For the moment, Sergio Conceicao’s men are only 3rd in their championship with already 5 units behind the Lisbon players. After a small air gap marked by 3 games without a win including 2 defeats including a loss in the Champions League against Manchester City (3-1), they recovered well by dominating Gil Vincente (1-0) in the league then Olympiakos (1-0) in C1 last week. Friday, they go to the field of Paços de Ferreira.

Arrived in 2nd position in Ligue 1 last season behind PSG but ahead of Rennes, Lille and Nice, OM finds themselves in the Champions League where they are struggling to look good as their first results illustrate. Beaten at the end of the game after a fairly low-level clash against Olympiakos (1-0), the Olympians suffered at home against a Manchester City team yet far from being at the top of its game (0 -3). Also, they are already in the last place of the classification of this group. In Ligue 1, the Phocéens occupy 4th place in the standings thanks to their last two victories against Bordeaux (3-1) and Lorient (0-1). This weekend, their scheduled match against Lens was postponed due to the many cases of Covid detected in the Lensois locker room.

The staff for FC Porto vs Marseille

On Porto’s side, substitute goalkeeper Mbaye and experienced defender Marcano should not be able to make the squad. Absent last week against Olympiakos, holder Diaz is expected to return for this match. Arrived at the end of the transfer window on loan from Chelsea, the former Niçois only played one match in this competition and he was not part of the group that won against Olympiakos last week. Upfront, we should surely find the very good striker Marega and the Mexican Corona.

Once again, André Villas-Boas should be able to count on a full workforce for this trip to his hometown. Deprived of a match this weekend, the Marseille group was no doubt able to breathe a little. Guilty during the opening of the citizen score last week, Rongier should still retain his place in the middle while the disappointing Payet and Benedetto both apply for a starting place after starting on the bench against Manchester.

The compositions for FC Porto vs Marseille

The official composition of Marseille:
Mandanda – Alvaro Gonzalez, Caleta-Car, Balerdi – Sakai, Rongier, Kamara, Cuisance, Amavi – Thauvin, Radonjic.
Absent: None
Not sure: None

The planned tactical disposition (3-5-2):
Alvaro – Caleta-Car – Balerdi
Sakai – Rongier – Kamara – Cuisance – Amavi
Thauvin – Radonjic

The probable composition of Marseille:
Mandanda – Sakai, Alvaro Gonzalez, Caleta-Car Amavi – Rongier, Kamara, Sanson – Thauvin, Benedetto, Cuisance.
Absent: None
Not sure: None

The planned tactical disposition (3-5-2):
Sakai – Alvaro – Caleta-Car – Amavi
Rongier – Kamara – Sanson
Thauvin – Benedetto – Cuisance

The history of the confrontations FC Porto vs Marseille

The last clashes between the two clubs dating back to the 2007-2008 season in the C1 group stage. At the time, OM held a draw at home before losing on the return (2-1).


Key points for the match FC Porto vs Marseille

– OM no longer have the experience of the Champions League.
– OM remain on 11 defeats in a row in C1.
– Porto are confident after their controlled victory against Olympiakos.
– OM are very excited offensively in this competition.
– The meeting will take place behind closed doors.
– The two coaches will have the possibility of making 5 substitutions.

FC Porto vs Marseille Soccer Betting Prediction

Unfortunately for its supporters, OM seems once again to be on their way to suffer another setback in this Champions League group against a team from Porto which may be a little superior and undoubtedly more experienced. Porto victory!

Betting Prediction: Porto
Odds: 1.82