Marseille v Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview | Thursday 8th March

Marseille v Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview Thursday 8th March

In our Marseille v Athletic Bilbao betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Thursday’s Europa League clash.

Marseille v Athletic Bilbao Betting Preview

Date: 08/03/2018

Time: 20:05

Venue: Stade Velodrome

Channel: BT Sport 3

Marseille are 16 home games unbeaten and will be keen to make home advantage count against an Athletic Bilbao side who are now almost part of the Europa League furniture.

Domestically, Rudi Garcia’s team are in a battle for a Champions League spot, sitting 3rd in Ligue 1, five-points ahead of Lyon.

Bilbao are unbeaten in all six of their Europa League away games this season. However, they’ve won just two of their last 11 and sit in a disappointing 14th in La Liga.

Team News

Gregory Sertic and Kostas Mitroglu are both doubts for Marseille.

Inigo Martinez is ineligible. Mikel Balenziaga, Mikel Rico and Iker Munian are all out for Marseille.

Potential Marseille Starting XI: Mandanda; Sarr, Rami, Rolando, Amavi; Lopez, Gustavo; Thauvin, Sanson, Ocampos; Germain

Potential Athletic Bilbao Starting XI: Herrerin; Marcos, Alvarez, Etxetia, Lekue; Iturraspe, San Jose; Williams, Garcia, Susaeta; Aduriz

Head To Head

  • The sides met in last season’s knockout phase, with Bilbao progressing 2-1 on aggregate.

Stats & Facts

  • Marseille are 16-games unbeaten at home.

Betting Odds

  • Marseille 9/10
  • Draw 13/5
  • Athletic Bilbao

Popular Bets

  • Marseille 9/10

Ben’s Picks

  • Over 2.5 goals 113/100