TIP OF THE DAY: Marseille – Atalanta: The goddess from Bergamo seeks safe harbor in the port of Marseille!

Thursday offers a very interesting betting lineup, including, among other things, two semifinal matches from the Europa League and the Conference League. This time, we have analyzed the match that will take place at the Velodrome, where Marseille players will host Atalanta. The start of this encounter between the French and Italian representatives is scheduled for 9 PM.

Marseille: The team from the Velodrome is playing to save the season!

Overall, this has been quite a poor season for Marseille, as the former French champions currently find themselves in seventh place in the table, and as things stand, the French giants’ qualification for a European competition is in jeopardy, which has been a primary goal for years. Even before the start of this season, the Velodrome club had announced ambitions to compete for a Champions League spot, especially since France was granted an additional place in the elite competition. However, it was clear after the first half of the season that, unfortunately, none of that would materialize. In the last five matches, the former European champions have managed only one victory, along with two draws and two losses.

Interestingly, this team secured that victory in their last round at their stadium against the formidable team Lens, who are still the current runners-up in France. Before that, Marseille drew at their stadium against Nice in a truly fantastic duel that saw four goals, ending in a 2-2 draw. Moreover, the team from the Velodrome was eliminated early from the French Cup, going out in the round of 16 after being defeated by Reims, following a poor penalty shootout. The only competition where this team is performing at a very high level is actually the Europa League. Notably, Marseille was in a very tough group but managed to qualify for the round of 16, finishing second in the group behind Brighton. In the round of 16, the draw was not kind to Marseille, which faced Shakhtar Donetsk and eliminated them after a spectacular match at the Velodrome, winning 3-1.

Subsequently, Olympique Marseille faced Villarreal and progressed much more easily than expected. In the quarterfinals, the French team faced Benfica, and although the Portuguese giants were favored, Marseille somehow managed to secure a place in the semifinals of Europe’s second most prestigious competition. Currently, the Europa League is the priority since the club from the Velodrome has little chance through the league to qualify for any European competitions.

Atalanta: The semifinal is already the greatest success in history!

For years, Atalanta has been playing at a very high level, and last season this was enough to qualify for the Europa League, which was indeed the primary goal for the team led by Gian Piero Gasperini for quite some time. Speaking of the second most prestigious European club competition, it’s important to mention that the popular Goddess plays at a very high level, as evidenced by their advancement to the semifinals, the greatest success in the history of the club from Bergamo. In the group stage, the Italian representative finished at the top of the table ahead of Sporting without much trouble. Interestingly, these two teams faced off in the round of 16, where Atalanta managed to eliminate the team from the Portuguese capital, even though the Lions have also been playing at a very high level this season, as evidenced by their new title as champions in Portugal’s Primeira Liga.

Following that, the team from Bergamo faced Liverpool in the quarterfinals, who were the main favorites to win the Europa League, but then Atalanta played perhaps their best match in the past ten years and demolished the Reds, ending the duel with a 3-0 score. In the return leg, the English representative won 1-0; however, that was not enough to advance, thus Atalanta achieved its greatest European success. Even in Serie A, the team from Bergamo is performing quite well. In fact, we must say that the popular Goddess is in contention for a spot in the Champions League, as Italy will have five representatives in the elite competition next season. Currently, Gasperini’s charges are in sixth place in the table, just two points behind Roma, and they also have a game in hand compared to the Romans, which means that a win could propel Atalanta to the much-desired fifth position. Last round, this team easily defeated Empoli at their stadium with a score of 2-0.

Moreover, it’s worth mentioning that the team from Bergamo recently secured a spot in the final of the Italian Cup after triumphing over Fiorentina, where the Goddess will face Juventus. For now, this team is in contention for two trophies, with the acknowledgment that coach Gasperini’s charges will certainly do everything in their power to reach the grand finale of the Europa League, which would be a new greatest success for this team on the European stage, but it’s also important to note that this will not be an easy task, especially since Marseille has eliminated teams such as Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal, and Benfica.

Our Betting Suggestions

If we analyze everything that both teams have shown over the course of the season, Atalanta seems to be the favorite in this two-legged matchup, and we confidently recommend opting for the double chance X2, for which Mozzartbet has prepared a coefficient of 1.58.

The last visit of the team from Bergamo in the Europa League ended in the best possible way, as the Italian representative, against all odds, celebrated a 3-0 victory at Liverpool. This is undoubtedly the best performance of this team in European competitions in the last twenty years, and it seems that at the Velodrome, Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad could score two or more goals, which is why we advise betting on t2 over 1.5 goals with an odds of 2.60.

Finally, for both teams, defense is the weaker part of the squad, so it is very likely that in this first semifinal duel between the French and Italian representatives, we will see at least one goal from each side, which is why we recommend focusing on the Both Teams to Score (gg) bet, which Mozzartbet offers at odds of 1.68.

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