Ajax and Marseille face off on Thursday in a Group B UEFA Europa League showdown at Johan Cruyff Arena.
AJAX vs Marseille Odds
AJAX is the favorite sitting at +150 while Marseille is the underdog sitting at +180. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -150.
Ajax Betting Preview
Ajax had to go through the Europa playoff to advance to this tournament. They faced off against Ludogorets and they were able to advance on aggregate 4-2. Since that game though they have had a loss and a draw. In the last game against Twente, the defense gave up three goals and that led to the two-goal defeat. Brian Brobbery scored the only goal for Ajax in the 35th minute. Ajax is pretty healthy heading into this game, and the only real key player they are missing is goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli. Even though there aren’t a lot of injuries, Ajax is expected to make some changes to the starting lineup.
Marseille Betting Preview
Marseille has picked up at least a point in each of their last six games. Each of the last two games they have played to a draw. In the last game against Toulouse, Marseille played to a 0-0 draw. They had 61 percent of the possession and six shots on target. In this game the offense needs to find success early. Ismaila Sarr is still dealing with an injury and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. Not having a player of his caliber is a big loss for the squad. Joaquin Correa and Francois Mughe are both expected to start in this game.
Shane’s Free Pick
I really don’t trust either of these offenses right now, and that is going to be the difference here. Ajax especially is going to have issues getting quality scoring chances here and that is going to be the difference here. Marseille is also going to struggle here to score a goal and this game is going to stay under the total. Back the under 2.5 goals here.