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Olympique Marseille vs Benfica prediction 2024-04-18

Probability of win
Olympique Marseille — 27.8%
Draw — 23.1%
Benfica — 49.1%
Our Prediction
Winner: Benfica;
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A place in the Europa League semis will be at stake when Olympique Marseille and Benfica face each other at Stade Velodrome. OM are on a five-game losing run in all competitions, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Co. should not be written off just yet. Quentin Merlin limped off with injury in the first leg, with Iliman Ndiaye likely to sneak into the starting XI.

The Eagles, on the other hand, aim to defend their slim lead in Thursday’s clash. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as both sides looked sharp in front of goal in the first leg. Juan Bernat is a major doubt and the former Bayern Munich left-back will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.

Prediction: 2-2 (Draw)

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Both to score
Yes
60.59%
No
39.41%
Total
More 2.5
More 3.5
Less 2.5
Less 3.5
59.7%
37.3%
40.3%
62.7%
Individual total
More 0.5
More 1.5
Less 0.5
Less 1.5
Olympique Marseille
72.7%
37.2%
27.3%
62.8%
Benfica
83.4%
53.5%
16.6%
46.5%
Correct score
0:0
0:1
0:2
0:3
0:4
1:0
1:1
1:2
1:3
1:4
4.5%
8.2%
7.3%
4.4%
2%
5.9%
10.6%
9.5%
5.7%
2.5%
2:0
2:1
2:2
2:3
2:4
3:0
3:1
3:2
3:3
3:4
3.8%
6.9%
6.2%
3.7%
1.7%
1.7%
3%
2.7%
1.6%
0.7%
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Europa League
Team Games Win. Draws Lost Goals Points
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 28 24 4 0 69:19 76
Liverpool 31 21 8 2 72:30 71
Milan 31 21 5 5 60:34 68
Roma 31 16 7 8 56:35 55
Atalanta 30 15 5 10 55:34 50
West Ham United 32 13 9 10 52:56 48
Real Betis 31 11 12 8 38:37 45
Brighton & Hove Albion 32 11 11 10 52:50 44
Lens 29 12 7 10 38:32 43
Olympique Marseille 28 10 9 9 41:33 39
Rennes 29 10 9 10 41:36 39
Villarreal 30 10 8 12 48:53 38
SC Freiburg 28 10 6 12 40:52 36
Toulouse 29 9 9 11 34:37 36
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)
Benfica
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Á. Di María Hernández (1)
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R. Fernandes Ferreira da Silva (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
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A. Ounahi
Benfica
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Á. Di María Hernández
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D. Neres Campos
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C. Tengstedt
Europa League Olympique Marseille Benfica
Number of matches 141 28 0
Average win rate (%) 41.1 35.7 0
Goals per match 3.2 1.5 0
Yellow per match 4.4 1.8 0
Corners per match 9.6 5.4 0
Home goals per match 2 1.7 0
Away goals per match 1.3 1.2 0
Player rating 6.8 7 0

A Historical Narrative of Olympique Marseille and Benfica Soccer Teams

The world of soccer or football, as it's known in Europe, is nothing without its teams. As pillars of the sport, the history, the triumphs, the defeats of these teams create an enchanting narrative. This is particularly true for two iconic football teams - Olympique Marseille from France and Benfica from Portugal. Both teams have carved a remarkable legacy throughout their history, marked by their individual challenges, and triumphs.

Olympique Marseille: Origin and Legacy

Olympique de Marseille, fondly known as OM, was founded back in 1899, making it one of the oldest football clubs in France. From its inception, OM has had an enchanting journey that has seen them conquer domestic and continental competitions.

One of OM's crowning glory would be their Champion's League win. Back in 1992-1993 season, Olympique de Marseille became the first French football team to win the revered UEFA Champions League. This achievement well establishes the team's stature in the echelons of global soccer, emblazoning their historical dominance.

OM has also seen domestic success in Ligue 1. As of 2021 records, they have won the Ligue 1 Conforama a total of nine times, and have secured 10 Coupe de France titles, continually marking their name in the annals of French football history.

Benfica: The Portuguese Contenders

Sport Lisboa e Benfica, commonly known as Benfica, is one of the "Big Three" teams dominating Portuguese football. Founded in 1904, the team has since gained a worldwide following due to its impressive track record and a pool of talented players.

As of 2021's data, Benfica has secured a whopping 37 Primeira Liga titles, 26 Taca de Portugal titles, and 7 Taca da Liga titles, showing a formidable domestic presence. However, Benfica's influence is not merely restricted to local Portuguese leagues.

Benfica has had a significant impact in European football, with two European Cup trophies to its credit in the 1961 and 1962 seasons. Notably, Benfica has the distinction of being the first team to break Real Madrid's early dominance in the Champion's League.

Epitomizing The Spirit of Football

The legacy of Olympique Marseille and Benfica spans over a century of football history. Laced with innumerable victories and heartbreaking losses, their journey is nothing short of inspirational. Despite originating from different nations, these teams represent a shared spirit of football – a dedication to the sport that transcends national boundaries and epitomizes in the shared love of the beautiful game.

What Lies Ahead

Though historical data only stretches until 2021, it is no secret that both Olympique Marseille and Benfica will continue to play a crucial role in the soccer world. As the beautiful game evolves, so will these two iconic teams. Their past provides a rich tapestry of footballing history that will continue to inspire generations of footballers and football enthusiasts all over the world.

Conclusion

To sum up, Olympique de Marseille and Benfica are two behemoth teams that have significantly contributed to shaping soccer history. Their triumphs, tribulations and legacy are not just the remnants of times past, but a beacon that keeps illuminating the journey forward. These teams encapsulate the very essence of football - unity, determination, and a never-ending pursuit of excellence.