Feyenoord vs Marseille Odds
|More less||2.5 (-135 / -105)|
|day | Weather||Thursday | 3 p.m. ET|
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The UEFA Conference League isn’t the sport’s most prestigious European competition, but it’s another opportunity for bettors to assess meaningful matches.
In a semi-final where the winner will face the winner of the other semi-final between Roma and Leicester City, Feyenoord and Marseille will face each other in their showdown on Dutch soil on Thursday.
The first leg will be played in Rotterdam, while the second will take place in Marseille a week later.
So which team will head to France with an advantage? Back to this game.
Feyenoord have a big shot in a new competition
Although the UEFA Conference League was only introduced this year to add another element of revenue to the organisation, it gives clubs like Feyenoord a chance to qualify directly for the Europa League, which ‘they couldn’t do otherwise than with a place in the top two in the Eredivisie.
And while Feyenoord would love to push for a Champions League position, a Conference League title would see the club earn more money in the coming season. This is important, and with a quartet of teams wide open, Feyenoord hope to do just that in the final stretch.
The Dutch side beat Slavia Praha in a spectacular return game that featured two second-half goals to secure progress to the semi-finals, and scoring has been a theme for Feyenoord lately.
He has amassed the second most anticipated goals in the Dutch top flight this year, netting two or more goals in seven consecutive games.
French side Marseille safe to exert effort
If the second-place French side weren’t in first position to qualify for next year’s Champions League, I’m not sure it would make sense to pay much attention to this competition. However, Marseille are six points clear of third place in Ligue 1 with just four games remaining.
It’s not a guaranteed top two, but it’s close enough and the breathing room could allow Marseille to have a little more ability to practice in Rotterdam.
Without that UCL spot, a title in that competition wouldn’t mean much, but a piece of extra gear wouldn’t hurt with that position in the bag.
As such, we can assess Marseille with an honest eye on current form.
Analysis and choice of bets
While I don’t necessarily like a team to find a result in this game, I do like an under game when it comes to the total.
Although Feyenoord have produced on the attacking side in their last outings, they have averaged just 1.54 xG per game at home in the competition and Marseille sit at 0.5 xG/game on the road.
Both teams also have solid defenses, as evidenced by their respective overall averages of 0.9 and 0.57 xGA in the Europa Conference League.
At a price close to Pick’em, this bottom has some serious appeal.
To take: Total Under 2.5 Goals (-105)
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