UEFA Champions League: Marseilles v MSK Zilina Preview and Team News

With neither side having managed a point so far from their two games in Group F, Marseilles’ clash with MSK Zilina at the Stade Velodrome already has the makings of a wooden spoon decider. Online bookmakers are offering free bets to new customers and special offers and bonuses ahead of Tuesday’s round of Champions League games. What will be disconcerting for neutrals is that the two teams have managed only one goal between them so far, not the normal recipe for a high-scoring spectacle. Marseilles, however, have looked much more capable in their games against Chelsea and Spartak Moscow than the Slovakian champions so it’s no surprise that bookmakers are coming down heavily in the home side’s favour with Betfred offering odds of 3/10. Didier Deschamps’ side were undoubtedly unlucky to lose against Spartak on match day one and had plenty of possession against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, without looking particularly dangerous. They extended their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to seven matches, however, with a hard-fought victory over Nancy at the weekend and should know far too much for a Zilina team who have already conceded seven goals in the group stages of the Champions League and are beginning to look a little out of their depth. Olympique have won one of their three home matches in the group stages of the Champions League on the four previous occasions they’ve qualified. With Chelsea still due to visit the south of France, their clash with Zilina looks likely to be their annual three-pointer this season and Loic Remy could be worth an interest in the first goalscorer market at odds of 11/2 with Bet365.

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