Marseille v Atletico Madrid

Football - Europe: Europa League Final - 16 May 19:45

I can't look beyond Atletico to win this after already winning it twice previously in this decade alone. They are stronger than Marseille in every aspect of the pitch in my opinion and also have the added advantage of experienced quality on their bench with the likes of Gameiro and Torres if required. Whilst beyond Marseille's starting 11, there's not too much that concerns me.

Both are counter attacking teams so I think it will be a low scoring affair with neither team willing to over commit but where I see Atletico having the edge is in defence. Marseille are without Rolando who is there best central defender so Gustavo will likely drop back into that slot which is inconvenient considering he's naturally a defensive midfielder.

Atletico boasted the best defence in La Liga by a mile, conceding only 20 goals all season compared to Marseille's 46, with that central trio of Godin, Savic and Oblak in net against overall better opposition than Marseille come up against in the French League.


Thauvin has had a tremendous season but the young frenchmen will not get the space and time he's usually accustomed to every week against Simeone's well drilled back line. Payet is a slight danger but for me he has declined slightly since leaving West Ham.

Atletico have not just world class players like Griezmann and Godin but also every player is industrious and disciplined, Payet, Ocampos and Thauvin, although i expect will show more effort defensively that they usually do, aren't really the kind of players to track back and help out an already shorthanded, makeshift defence.

Simeone's men are too experienced to be affected by a mostly French crowd and they are proven on the biggest stage. Garcia didn't have the luxury to partially rest his players at the weekend like Simeone did with Marseille's champions league spot still in the balance so i also give the Spanish side the edge in fitness.

I really fancy Atletico to win this so i'm going max stakes in what should be a really competitive game with hopefully Atletico's superior quality and defensive tenacity being the difference.

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