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Olympique Marseille vs Shakhtar Donetsk prediction 2024-02-22

Olympique Marseille
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2024-02-22
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Olympique Marseille
Prediction: 1-1
Shakhtar Donetsk
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Probability of win
Olympique Marseille — 47.3%
Draw — 24.1%
Shakhtar Donetsk — 28.6%
Our Prediction
Winner: Olympique Marseille;
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A spot in the Europa League last 16 will be at stake when Olympique Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk take on each other at Stade Velodrome on Thursday. OM do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team failing to win the previous seven games in all competitions, but they are still seen as favourites to beat the Miners in front of home fans. Experienced midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Samuel Gigot is back from the domestic ban. Ismaila Sarr returns from suspension as well, but Leonardo Balerdi is banned for the match.

The Ukrainians, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils with Marseille in the first leg, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry at Stade Velodrome as Gennaro Gattuso’s troops have turned their stadium into a real fortress.

Prediction: 2-1 (Marseille)

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Both to score
Yes
57.76%
No
42.24%
Total
More 2.5
More 3.5
Less 2.5
Less 3.5
55.7%
33.3%
44.3%
66.7%
Individual total
More 0.5
More 1.5
Less 0.5
Less 1.5
Olympique Marseille
81.1%
49.6%
18.9%
50.4%
Shakhtar Donetsk
71.2%
35.4%
28.8%
64.6%
Correct score
0:0
0:1
0:2
0:3
0:4
1:0
1:1
1:2
1:3
1:4
5.4%
6.8%
4.2%
1.8%
0.5%
9.1%
11.3%
7%
2.9%
0.9%
2:0
2:1
2:2
2:3
2:4
3:0
3:1
3:2
3:3
3:4
7.6%
9.4%
5.9%
2.4%
0.8%
4.2%
5.2%
3.3%
1.4%
0.4%
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Europa League
Team Games Win. Draws Lost Goals Points
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 23 19 4 0 59:16 61
Liverpool 26 18 6 2 63:25 60
Milan 25 16 4 5 49:31 52
Atalanta 24 14 3 7 47:23 45
Roma 25 12 5 8 45:30 41
Brighton & Hove Albion 26 10 9 7 49:41 39
Real Betis 25 9 12 4 28:25 39
West Ham United 25 10 6 9 36:44 36
Lens 22 10 6 6 28:21 36
Rennes 22 9 7 6 34:26 34
Olympique Marseille 22 7 9 6 29:24 30
SC Freiburg 22 8 5 9 29:40 29
Villarreal 26 7 8 11 38:48 29
Toulouse 22 5 8 9 22:30 23
Top scorers
Olympique Marseille
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C. Mbemba Mangulu (3)
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J. Veretout (2)
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P. Aubameyang (2)
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I. Sarr (1)
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J. Clauss (1)
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V. Carvalho Oliveira (1)
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A. Harit (1)
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I. Ndiaye (1)
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G. Kondogbia (1)
Shakhtar Donetsk
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M. Matviyenko (1)
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E. de Sousa Lemos (1)
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H. Sudakov (1)
Top assists
Olympique Marseille
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J. Veretout
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J. Clauss
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A. Harit
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P. Aubameyang
Shakhtar Donetsk
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O. Zubkov
Europa League Olympique Marseille Shakhtar Donetsk
Number of matches 112 22 0
Average win rate (%) 40.9 31.8 0
Goals per match 3.1 1.3 0
Yellow per match 4.6 1.7 0
Corners per match 9.4 5.8 0
Home goals per match 1.9 1.6 0
Away goals per match 1.2 1 0
Player rating 6.8 6.9 0

The Beautiful Game: Olympique Marseille Vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Ancient rivalries and stunning tactics typify the beautiful game of soccer. The pitch has seen many teams grace its verdant expanse. However, few have demonstrated such an intricate mix of history, talent, and resilience as Olympique Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk. This text delve into the histories and dynamics that have shaped these two iconic clubs.

A Voyage Through Time: Olympique Marseille's Legacy

Founded in 1899, Olympique de Marseille, widely known as OM, is not merely a club. It's a symbol of pride for the people of Marseille, France. In the late 19th century, René Dufaure de Montmirail created Olympique Marseille, entrusting it with the city's identity and ambitions. With a legacy spanning over a century, Olympique Marseille leaps into the conversation when one explores France's illustrious soccer history.

OM's impact is evident with their domestic and international accolades. They have an impressive record, with ten Ligue 1 titles, ten Coupe de France victories, and three Coupe de la Ligue triumphs. Their coup de grace came in 1993 when they were crowned champions of the UEFA Champions League, being the only French team to hoist this revered trophy.

Rising from the Ashes: Shakhtar Donetsk's Journey

Shakhtar Donetsk tells an enthralling tale of perseverance. Having faced hardship following the collapse of the Soviet Union and later, the Donbass conflict, Shakhtar painted an inspiring narrative of triumph against the odds. Founded on May 24, 1936, Shakhtar has emerged as a top-tier Ukrainian club, solidifying the industrial city's unbreakable spirit.

Even though the club had humble beginnings, recent decades have seen Shakhtar Donetsk soar to success. With the backing of billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, it has taken Ukrainian and European soccer by storm. The Miners, as they are fondly called, have won the Ukrainian Premier League 13 times and have repeated successful showings in the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

Battle of Titans: Olympique Marseille Vs Shakhtar Donetsk

Both these teams bear distinct identities, etched in their deep-seated histories and future potentials. Olympique Marseille, the torchbearer of French football, uses a robust blend of local talent and international stars. Their history is decorated with impressive victories, but the lack of recent success pinpoints a call for resurgence.

On the other hand, Shakhtar Donetsk’s tale is about resilience and triumph against significant odds. With their indomitable spirit and tactical finesse, they have fostered a new era of soccer in Ukraine. Their ability to compete at the highest level despite the turmoil manifests their true character.

Final Remarks

The sport of soccer is not just about the exhilarating 90 minutes on the pitch. It’s about the legacies, the struggles, the triumphs, and the stories that form the essence of the teams gracing the field. While Olympique Marseille and Shakhtar Donetsk come from diverse backgrounds-bound together by their enduring spirits, common respect for the sport and its fans, they continue to inspire millions with their commitment to the beautiful game.