101 Great Goals prediction: Atletico Madrid 2-0 MarseilleAtletico Madrid to beat Marseille 2-0 is 18/1 with Bet365
Atletico Madrid broke Arsenal’s hearts when they beat the Gunners at the Wanda Metropolitano two weeks ago in the Europa League semi final.
Over the two legs, Atletico proved exactly why they are known as the best defensive team on the planet.
Marseille had the difficult task of beating Red Bull Salzburg in their semi final thanks to Rolando’s late late goal in the second leg.
Atletico Madrid are one of the best teams around and have reached the Champions League final twice in the past four years. They surely can get the better of Marseille on Wednesday evening.
Atletico Madrid vs Marseille betting tips: Who will win?
Atletico Madrid are strong favourites with the bookies at 1/1 to win this match in 90 minutes.
Marseille can be backed at very attractive looking odds of 10/3.First goal scorer tip: Antoine Griezmann is 15/4 with Bet365
Atletico Madrid vs Marseille match preview
The Europa League is known to be Europe’s second tier competition but some top teams have participated this year.
Atletico Madrid, who are likely to finish second in La Liga this season, are the favourites going into the final.
Atleti have won the Europa League twice in the past decade and they will look to make it a hat trick on Wednesday evening.
Marseille have a far shorter journey to the final in Lyon. The final will take place at the Stade de Lumieres, an arena where Marseille have already tasted defeat this season.
Diego Simeone sets his team out to defend from the off but in a final, this may not be possible. Atletico often look to grab an early goal before sitting back to defend.
Atletico Madrid have only faced Marseille twice previously. Atletico beat Marseille 2-1 and drew 0-0 during the 2008/09 Champions League group stage.Atletico to win, Under 2.5 goals, Over 8 corners, Over 2.5 cards: 11/2 with Ladbrokes
Atletico Madrid’s key men
Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper has really made a name for himself this season. The Slovenian stopper is up there with the best in the world and was absolutely world class in the semi final against Arsenal. Marseille are going to find it very difficult to beat him.
It looks like the top scorer of Euro 2016 will be moving to Barcelona at the end of the current season and therefore the Europa League final will be one of Griezmann’s last games for Atletico. The 27 year old is a fantastic finisher who will run at the Marseille defence if given the chance.
Everybody’s least favourite footballer will surely be involved in the thick of the action on Wednesday evening. Costa loves to cause chaos an heartbreak and he usually finds a way of getting himself on the scoresheet or in the referee’s book.
Marseille’s key men
If anybody is going to stop Diego Costa from ruining the French party, it will be Adil Rami. Rami has the strength and power to hold off the Spaniard but perhaps not the speed to prevent Griezmann from running through on goal.
The former West Ham man has been tearing Ligue 1 defences apart this season. One could say that Marseille’s hopes of getting their hands on the trophy depend on the 31 year old and whether or not he can control the game.
Marseille’s top scorer this season will need to be on top form if he wants to beat Jan Oblak. Thauvin has hit the back of the net 26 times this term but he would love nothing more than a winner in Lyon.
Atletico Madrid team news
Diego Simeone brings a fully fit squad to Lyon for the Europa League final with the exception of winger Vitolo who sustained an injury two weeks ago.
Sime Vrsaljko, who was sent off at the Emirates, is back from suspension whilst Filipe Luis and Juanfran have returned from injury.
Marseille team news
The only man missing for Marseille on Wednesday night is their semi final hero, Rolando, who is out on the sidelines with a calf injury.
Atletico Madrid likely line up
Marseille likely line up
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