Stadium: Azersun (Baku)
The first leg between Marseille and Qarabag ended with a confident 3-1 win for the French side at the Velodrome. Despite the away character of the upcoming game for the French, Marseille are quoted as big favorites. That said, we should be well aware that the third European Cup is hardly the most important tournament for future visitors.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Between the first and return fixtures between Qarabag and Marseille, the Horsemen had a week break, with Qarabag not playing at home to prepare for the upcoming game. Before their defeat at the hands of the French, Qarabag secured three victories in three games in February, beating Kesla twice in the domestic cup and 2-1 against Neftchi in the league. At the level of national tournaments, Qarabag give the impression of being quite competitive. Let's see if that impression holds at the international level.
It should be noted straight away that Marseille are fully immersed in the problems of the French league. They have a good opportunity to finish the championship in the second position, which is a direct ticket to the Champions League group stage, and a couple of tens of millions of euros purely for participation. At the same time, Marseille are held back by Nice and Strasbourg from the bottom of Ligue 1, and Rennes are not far behind. Accordingly, any loss of points in Ligue 1 will negatively affect Marseille. There is no doubt that the Marseille coaching staff will not field their strongest squad for the upcoming match, which is to the benefit of the Azerbaijan team.
Expert Betting Tips
Marseille do not need a win in Azerbaijan. Moreover, even a minimum defeat will do for the French side. Correspondingly, there is no need for the French coaching staff to field their strongest squad for the upcoming game. It is also important to note that Qarabag are a difficult team, a club with ambition and some history, having played in the Champions League group stage. So, we think that it will not be easy for Marseille's main squad to play an away game. That said, of course, there is little doubt that they will make it through to the next round of European football's third most important tournament. We're offering the following betting odds: 1X for 1.72, H1 (0) for 2.70, correct score 2-1 for 10.00.