We analyse the game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Marseille as part of our Europa League forecasts. Due to the current situation in Ukraine, the match will be played at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. 

This means that Shakhtar’s home advantage will not be significant. Read on for our comprehensive prediction of the Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille match.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Marseille to win: ⚽2.3 at Bet9ja
Under 2.5 goals: 🥅1.95  at Sportybet
Shakhtar to have more corners: ✅2.55 at 1xbet

Shakthar and Marseille: Previous Games 

Due to their elimination from the Champions League in their last group-stage match against FC Porto, Shakhtar will now compete in the Europa League. On Thursday, at Volksparkstadion, the squad will welcome Marseille in a Europa League pre-quarter match.

With two losses in a row, Shakhtar has gone winless in their last five matches. Marseille has won seven of their last ten games in all competitions, with the lone loss coming in a shootout.

There were goals under 2.5 feet in three of Shakhtar’s past five matches and six of Marseille’s last seven games.

Marseille has been doing well in recent matches across all competitions. They have played some of the best teams in Europe and have gone seven games without a loss. They finished second in Group B and will face Champions League side Shakhtar in the quarterfinals.

Probable Shakhtar Lineup

Riznyk, Konoplya, Bondar, Rakitskiy, Matvienko, Stepanenko, Zubkov, Bondarenko, Sudakov, Kryskiv, Sikan.

Probable Marseille Lineup

López; Meïté, Gigot, Balerdi; Merlin, Ounahi, Harit, Onana; Henrique, Aubameyang, INdiaye

Betting tips: x 

Check out our predictions of the day for Shakthar vs. Marseille

Prediction 1: Shakthar x Marseille / Marseille to win

We are leaning towards supporting Marseille, a French side, due to Shakhtar’s poor home record, despite playing teams like Velež Mostar and Hradec Kralove. Although Shakhtar has won both of their head-to-head matches, we are still rooting for Marseille to pull off the upset and are offering them as the main betting option for this match.

Prediction 2: Shakthar x Marseille  /  Under 2.5 goals

It should also be mentioned that in two of their last four home games, Shakhtar’s offensive line has failed to score. There won’t be many goals scored here since they’re playing a team like Marseille, who have a record of under 2.5 goals per game while keeping a clean sheet. So, we’ll settle with a final score of under 2.5 goals.

Prediction 3: Shakthar x Marseille / Shakthar to have more corners

We anticipate Shakhtar to exert considerable dominance in this first leg as they aim to maintain serve.

Thanks to their home form, they still seem formidable while playing away from their usual home field; the team’s possession of the ball has increased in three of their previous four home games.

In our final Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille prediction, we’re putting our money on this trend continuing and on Shaktar having more corners in this game.