Marseille vs Ajax Prediction: Marseille need a single point to progress to the next round, but Ajax need all three to keep their hopes alive.

 | November 30 23 | 

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it is one of those encounters where both sides need a result. This is despite Marseille being undefeated in group B of this season’s UEFA Europa League. They sit top of the group with 8 points but mathematically Ajax who sit rock bottom on 2 points, could qualify for the next round if they win their next two matches. Concisely, qualification for the next round in this group is far from over.

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Marseille vs Ajax Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score - Yes – 67/100 
  • Goals over 2.5 – 61/100 
  • Anytime Goal Scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 13/10

Both Teams to Score - Yes 

The last time these two sides met there was goals galore. 6 goals between the two sides saw each team walk away with a single point on match day one of this season’s UEFA Europa League. Since that match both teams have struggled for form, with Marseille failing to secure back-to-back wins in Ligue 1. They currently sit 12th in Ligue 1 on 14 points, 3 points clear of the relegation play-off spot and 16 points behind log leaders Paris-Saint Germain.  

Ajax are a long way from the team that faced Tottenham Hotspurs in the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/2019 season. They currently sit 8th in the Eredivisie with 15 points and a goal difference of +2. That is 24 points behind log leaders PSV.  

If any of these two sides are to salvage what has been dismal seasons for both. It will have to start with qualifying for the Knock stages of the UEFA Europa League. The odds on Both teams to score are 67/100. If match day one is anything to go on, both sides will find the back of the net.  

Total Goals - Goals over 2.5 

In matches of this caliber where both teams are struggling for form, anything is possible. These two teams have already scored 3 goals against each other this season. Looking at recent history, since 2009 this game has produced a total of 17 in 4 matches with Marseille scoring 9 and Ajax scoring 8.  

The 4 encounters since 2009 have ended with 3 or more goals on the score board. The odds-on history repeating itself and this game having goals over 2.5 is set at 61/100. However, history might not repeat itself and this match may produce a total of goals under 2.5, the odds on that happening are set at 32/25. Expect goals in this one. 

Anytime Goal scorer – Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang 

The French born Gabonese star Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang is the favorite to be an anytime goal scorer in this game. He has struggled for goals this season in all competitions. Only managing to secure 5 goals and 3 assists in all competitions. He played 79 minutes against Ajax on match day one and scored 2 goals. Coach Gennaro Gattuso will be hoping his experienced forward will find the back of the net again on Thursday night. The odds on that happening are set at 13/10.

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