On Thursday night, a fragmented Marseille will host Shakhtar Donetsk for the second leg of their Europa League elimination round playoff match at the Orange Velodrome. This comes before Marseille’s third managerial appointment of the season.

In the first leg, the Ukrainian champions held Les Olympiens to a 2-2 tie after squandering two one-goal leads. This game will be Gennaro Gattuso’s second to last as coach.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Half-time draw: ⚽2.23 at Bet9ja
Both teams to score: 🥅1.65 at 1xbet
Full-time draw: ✅3.90 at Sportybet

Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk: Previous Games

For four meetings, Marseille will host the second encounter between Shakhtar Donetsk and Marseille this season.

Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Marseille in both the first and second legs of their 2008–09 UEFA Cup quarterfinal match, with Marseille hosting the second leg. On their route to Istanbul, Shakhtar Donetsk triumphed 1-2.

Probable Marseille Lineup

Blanco; Clauss, Mbemba, Gigot, Merlin; Ounahi, Kondogbia, Harit; Ndiaye, Moumbagna, Aubameyang

Probable Shakhtar Donetsk Lineup

Riznyk; Konoplya, Rakitskyi, Matvienko, Azarovi; Bondar, Stepanenko, Sudakov; Zubkov, Sikan, Eguinaldo

Betting tips: Marseille x Shakhtar Donetsk

Check out our predictions of the day for Marseille vs. Shakhtar Donetsk

Prediction 1: Marseille x Shakhtar Donetsk / Half-time draw

Following their last meeting’s scoreless draw, both squads are raring to go for the win in their next match. Both parties are more motivated to break the impasse and come out on top. But it will end in a stalemate in the first half.

Prediction 2: Marseille x Shakhtar Donetsk / Both teams to score

After looking at all the numbers, including head-to-head (H2H) statistics from the past, we’ve concluded that this match will make supporters happy and sad. It is still being determined who will win the game, but we still think Shakhtar and Marseille will score at least once throughout the match. The chances of both sides scoring are high at the bookmaker, and it’s an intelligent wager.

Prediction 3: Marseille x Shakhtar Donetsk / Full-time draw

Anxiety about the club’s management future does nothing to inspire Marseille’s current crop, hoping for more than Gasset’s temporary appointment.

On their home field, Les Olympiens are still a formidable opponent; a Shakhtar team with little time to prepare for matches should at least go into extra time. The Orange Velodrome crowd could decide if the game goes to penalties.