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Olympique Marseille vs Feyenoord betting tips: Europa Conference League semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

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First leg score: Feyenoord 3-2 Olympique de Marseille

Marseille have won their last four European home games, their longest-ever run. OM have won two of four knockout ties against Dutch opposition, with both victories coming in 2009, against FC Twente and Ajax. Feyenoord’s 17 Europa Conference League games have produced 65 goals, an average of almost four per 90. 

Both teams to score is 1/2.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Marseille to win, both teams to score and over 3.5 goals is 5/1.

OM to qualify for the final is 13/8.

Feyenoord’s Cyriel Dessers is the competition’s top scorer with Ten. He is 13/2 to open the scoring and 7/4 to add to this tally.

Match preview

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After a thrilling, end-to-end first leg in Rotterdam, this one is firmly in the balance as these two meet again.

The first half of the first leg witnessed no fewer than four goals with Feyenoord racing into a 2-0 lead, scoring twice in as many minutes.

First, Cyriel Dessers poked the ball home before, meme moments later, Reiss Nelson’s pull-back found Luis Sinisterra and he picked out the bottom corner.

Unperturbed, Marseille halved the deficit shortly after with Bamba Dieng’s rasping short flying past the helpless Ofir Marciano.

Then, on the stroke of half time, Mattéo Guendouzi’s low cross found its way to Gerson on the edge of the area and he lashed home an equaliser.

Then came history: the fastest second-half goal in the 67 year history of UEFA club competition.

OM kicked off, played the ball back to Duje Ćaleta-Car, but his back-pass was short so Dessers nipped in and slotted home his second of the night.

There could have been more goals, Dimitri Payet and Alireza Jahanbakhsh going close at either end, but 3-2 it finished at a raucous De Kuip.

Feyenoord boast this narrow advantage but, with a partisan home crowd of their own behind them, Marseille are still confident of turning this around.

Les Phocéens are the only French side to win the European Cup, doing so in 1993, subsequently reaching Europa League Finals of 2004 and 2018.

OM actually haven’t won any silverware since lifting the Coupe de la Ligue in 2012, which is why they’re taking this competition so seriously.

Before last week’s defeat, Jorge Sampaoli’s side had won seven successive European matches, dumping out Qarabağ, FC Basel and PAOK.

Domestically, les Olympiens remain second in Ligue 1, despite Sunday night’s 3-0 hammering at the hands of Lyon in Choc des Olympiques.

Feyenoord meanwhile were the first Dutch side to win the European Cup in 1970 and have since lifting the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002.

This’ll be their 18th Europa Conference League match of the season having began in the second qualifying round against FC Drita in July.

In the knockout phase, De club aan de Maas have beaten Partizan 8-3 and Slavia Praha 6-4, highlighting that they guarantee goals.

Arne Slot’s team beat Fortuna Sittard 3-1 on Sunday so remain third in the Eredivisie, almost certainly going to finish no higher or lower.

Here, who will be celebrating a place in the first-ever Europa Conference League Final following this huge clash at Stade Vélodrome?

Leicester City or AS Roma await the winners at Arena Kombëtare in Tirana in just 20 days time.

Olympique Marseille team news

Jorge Sampaoli named a strong side for Sunday’s Ligue 1 game, but his players weren’t really up for it, losing 3-0 to rivals Olympique Lyonnais.

Steve Mandanda will return in goal, making his 610th appearance for the club, dreaming of lifting his eighth trophy with them.

With Leonardo Balerdi injured, William Saliba will continue to be partnered by Duje Ćaleta-Car at centre-back, despite his catastrophic error at De Kuip.

Another Arsenal loanee Mattéo Guendouzi was left on the bench at the weekend but will return to the midfield for this one.

Even with USA international Konrad de la Fuente injured, Sampaoli has plenty of attacking options to choose from.

Dimitri Payet is the only guaranteed starter on the left; he’s scored 11 goals in UEFA competition for OM.

Cédric Bakambu and Bamba Dieng completed the front line in Rotterdam so both could return, displacing Arkadiusz Milik and Cengiz Ünder.

Feyenoord team news

Feyenoord’s strengths are in attack, namely with Cyriel Dessers and Luis Sinisterra who’ve both scored 11 goals in UEFA competition this season.

Reiss Nelson, on loan from Arsenal, got the nod to complete the front three in the first leg and on Sunday.

So, he could start once more, chosen over Patrik Wålemark, Bryan Linssen or Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

In goal, Justin Bijlow is currently out injured, meaning Israeli international Ofir Marciano is deputising.

Marcos Senesi was taken off against Fortuna Sittard but this was precautionary, so he’s likely to captain the team from centre-back.

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