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Lokomotiv Moscow vs Olympique Marseille: Prediction and Betting Tips

17:45, Sep 16 2021
Lokomotiv Moscow vs Marseille prediction for Thursday’s Europa League Group E round one clash at RZD Arena in Moscow. Finished third in the Russian Premier League, Lokomotiv Moscow host Marseille who finished fifth in Ligue 1 last season, in the UEL group stage matchday one. You can read our preview free prediction and betting tips on this page.

Lokomotiv Moscow aiming to keep their undefeated run

With a brief history in Europe, Lokomotiv Moscow play in the Europa League this season with high expectations. Notably, the Russian side reached the semi-final of the Cup Winners Cup twice in 1998 and 1999. Also, the Locomotives played in the Champions League group stages in 2003, 2004, and most recently in 2019.

In effect, coach Marko Nikolic hopes his team’s good form will reflect in the Europa League as well. In fact, Lokomotiv Moscow are undefeated in the seven matches they played in the Russian League this season. As for their UEL appearances, this is their fourth time at the group stage. Lokomotive’s best result was advancing to the round of 32 in 2012.

Lokomotiv Key Points

  • BTTS happened in seven of Lokomotiv’s last ten games
  • Lokomotiv scored in all of their last five home matches
  • The average goals scored by Lokomotiv in their last five home games is two

A good start in Moscow is key for Marseille

Similarly, Marseille started their season in great fashion winning three and drawing one in the Ligue 1 to date. Moreover, their matches saw an average of 3.75 goals scored per game. They’re now back in the Europa League for their fifth appearance, a French record.

However, coach Jorge Sampaoli has intentions of doing better than the 2017/18 final loss. Surprisingly, and despite being the only French club to win a European Championship, Marseille never topped a UEL group. That will be Sampaoli’s aim and an early goal as Marseille did in their last three games, could pave the way for three points.

Marseille key points

  • BTTS happened in 80% of Marseille’s last ten matches
  • Marseille had just one clean sheet in the last ten matches
  • The French scored in nine of their last ten games

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Olympique Marseille Prediction

Naturally, all teams want to start their group stage campaign with a win. Especially when the teams are of a very equal level as the case is in Group E. Hence, both Lokomotiv and Marseille will play for the win.

As we can see from their stats, there is a high probability of seeing goals on both ends. However, those stats are in the domestic leagues and things can be different in the UEL. the reason for that is the different strategies that coaches might adopt for various competitions.

In any case at Vbet, we have some very profitable markets to choose from. BTTS is the favorable bet with 1.77 but as we explained that could be risky. The combo for the outcome and total match goals at Vbet has some interesting bets and will choose a couple.

Lokomotiv Moscow vs Olympique Marseille Betting Tips

X or 2 and Under 4.5 Goals 1.50 at Vbet

1 or 2 and BTTS Yes 2.42 at Vbet

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