Kick Off: 2005, 26/04/2018
Stadium: Stade Velodrome
TV: BT Sport
Red Bull Salzburg took four points off Marseille during the Europa League group stage but we reckon the French outfit will be more focused for their semi-final clash.
Rudi Garcia’s side were impressive in a 5-2 home win over RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals and can call on a host of top-class attacking talents.
We’re kicking off our Marseille vs RB Salzburg betting predictions by snapping up 29/20 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the first leg.
A Look At Olympique Marseille’s Betting Odds
We thought Marseille were the better team when going down 1-0 to Leipzig in the first leg in Germany and took 3/1 for them to turn things around at Stade Velodrome.
Despite going behind after just two minutes in the reverse fixture, Les Phoceens eventually advanced in fine style.
Former West Ham star Dimitri Payet was in outstanding form, setting up one goal and scoring a stunner himself.
Leading scorer Florian Thauvin was also on target after recovering from a hamstring injury and continues to shine following his return from Newcastle.
The Ligue 1 side have now won seven and drawn one of their last eight home fixtures in this competition.
A Look At Red Bull Salzburg’s Betting Odds
Salzburg will take heart from having drawn 0-0 here during the group stage, following an earlier 1-0 triumph back in Austria.
Marco Rose’s side have upset the odds to knock out Borussia Dortmund and Lazio in the knockout rounds, so we’re not taking them lightly.
However, they trailed the Italian outfit 5-2 on aggregate with just 35 minutes of their quarter-final tie to go before staging an incredible late rally to win 4-1 on the night and 6-5 overall.
Salzburg have traditionally had their limitations exposed in the latter stages of this tournament and we just felt the cracks were beginning to appear again.
Munas Dabour and Valon Berisha have netted five times apiece in the run to the last four, so the visitors could offer a threat going forward.
Even so, we reckon 23/2 for a 3-1 home win is the way to go in our Marseille vs RB Salzburg betting tips.
Last Europa League result:
MARSEILLE 5-2 RB Leipzig – Stefan Ilsanker (og), Bouna Sarr, Florian Thauvin, Dimitri Payet, Hiroki Sakai
RB SALZBURG 4-1 Lazio – Munas Dabour, Amadou Haidara, Hee-Chan Hwang, Stefan Lainer
Head-to-head: Marseille 0-0 RB Salzburg, RB Salzburg 1-0 Marseille
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