Marseille Vs Atalanta

Marseille vs Atalanta Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League

Marseille vs Atalanta Preview

Moving forward, Marseille FC is set to host Atalanta in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League (UEL) Semi-finals. The clash will take place at the Stade Vélodrome on May 2nd, Thursday. Atalanta is the second Italian team to feature in the European semi-finals this season, with AS Roma also in the top four and set to play against Bayer Leverkusen at home. Scroll down below to learn about the betting tips and predictions for the Marseille vs Atalanta semi-final match.

There will be high expectations from this Atalanta side as they are poised to play their first-ever semi-final game in a European tournament. They have already established themselves as true contenders in the competition, having dismantled Liverpool at Anfield in the quarter-finals. Their manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has enjoyed a remarkable journey with the Bergamo outfit in the Europa League. Beating Liverpool 3-0 at Anfield is no small feat, and the Italian club secured that with ease before booking a spot in the semi-finals. They now dream of lifting the European silverware after putting in a staggering performance throughout the tournament.

Marseille FC, led by Jean-Louis Gasset, possesses the necessary experience to handle the pressure of a European night, having featured in the final of the Europa League three times, only to be denied the ultimate glory each time. The former Ivory Coast coach and his team now aim to break their curse by winning the trophy this time around, with only three games remaining between them and their much-anticipated prize. The French outfit overcame a tough challenge posed by Benfica in the quarter-finals to reach the top four, with the fate of the two teams decided by a penalty shootout, where Marseille emerged victorious.

Marseille vs Atalanta Team News


Marseille vs Atalanta
Aubameyang celebrates a goal (Credit: Twitter)

Surprisingly, midfielder Pape Gueye, who scored against Lens in Marseille’s last game, has been omitted from the squad for the European clash. It has been understood that Geoffrey Kondogbia will fill his spot. The return of Faris Moumbagna might serve as a relief for the home team, as they will be without the services of Bilal Nadir, Valentin Rongier, and Bamo Meite due to injury concerns. Additionally, Quentin Merlin will also miss out due to a minor injury.

Marseille Predicted Playing XI: Lopez; Gigot, Balerdi, Murillo, Garcia, Veretout, Kondogbia, Harit, Clauss, Moumbagna, Aubameyang.


For Atalanta, their star player Gianluca Scamacca might return to the squad after missing Atalanta’s win over Empoli last weekend. Central defender Isak Hien is suspended for the semi-finals and will not feature in Marseille. The other two absentees for the Italian side are Rafael Toloi and Emil Holm. Gasperini might opt for his preferred 3-4-3 formation in the first leg of the semi-finals.

Atalanta Predicted Playing XI: Carnesecchi, Djimsiti, Scalvini, Kolasinac, Zappacosta, de Roon, Pasalic, Scamacca, Lookman, Miranchuk, EB Toure 

Marseille vs Atalanta Head-to-head Stats

This is the first time the two teams will meet each other in a competitive tournament. There have been no previous face-offs between Marseille and Atalanta in any official football competition.

Marseille vs Atalanta Prediction

Marseille vs Atalanta
Atalanta players celebrate a goal (Credit: Twitter)

There has never been a Marseille vs Atalanta game in the competitive history of football. As it will be their first meeting, both teams might approach the match cautiously, aiming to understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses. With so much at stake, it is likely that the winner of the tie will be determined by the result of the second leg, scheduled to take place later next week at Atalanta. Based on the teams’ recent performances, the outcome of the first leg of the semi-finals is expected to be a draw.

Predicted Score: Marseille 1-1 Atalanta

Marseille vs Atalanta Odds & Betting Tips

Betting Tips

  • The result is a draw
  • Both teams to score – yes
  • Goals over 2.5 – No


  • Marseille: 0.96
  • Draw: 2.94
  • Atalanta: 0.88 (Subject to change)

Marseille vs Atalanta Schedule & Telecast Details

  • Venue: Stade Velodrome 
  • Schedule: Thursday, 2nd May at 7:30 PM (GMT)
  • India: Sony Ten1, Sony LIV
  • UK: TNT Sports 
  • USA: FOX Sports

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