Marseille vs Ajax: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Marseille are unbeaten so far in the Europa League this term
Marseille have been a big disappointment in Ligue 1 this season, currently struggling at the 12th spot but they are currently at the top of their Europa League group that includes Ajax, Brighton and Athens. Marseille are inches away from securing their place in the next round with an unbeaten record on their back. They will be hoping to continue their good run in Europa League and a win against Ajax will ensure their place in the next round.
Ajax’s struggles this season have been one of Europe’s biggest stories. At one point, they were in the relegation zone of the Eredivisie. Although they are currently 8th in their league, they have not yet found their rhythm in the Europa League. They are bottom spot with zero wins. Ajax will be looking to play freely in their match with no hope of progressing to the next round.
Friday, 1 December 2023 at (1:30 AM IST)
Location: Stade Orange Velodrome, Marseille
Marseille (in all competitions): W-D-W-L-D
Ajax (in all competitions): W-W-L-D-W
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Ismaila Sarr (Marseille)
Ismaila Sarr arrived at Marseille with a huge reputation from Watford but hasn’t been able to achieve his full potential. He has scored three goals for them and has been their top scorer in the league. Sarr may not be in his best form, but he holds Marseille’s attack together. His partnership upfront with Aubameyang is likely to decide the fate of this game for Marseille.
Steven Bergwijn (Ajax)
While Ajax seemed set to sink this season, Steven Bergwijn has managed to pull his team back on track. In addition to the six goals Bergwijn has scored for them, the leadership he brings to the young Ajax squad is immeasurable. He is the reason Ajax are currently 8th in the league.
- Marseille are unbeaten so far in the group stage
- Ajax drew against Marseille in their last meeting
- Marseille are 12th in the French League at the moment
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Injury and Team News
Marseille does not have any major injury problems for this game but will be without two players. Mughe and Rongier are both unavailable for selection. Ajax, on the other hand, have some major injuries to deal with. This match will not include Axel Dongen, Boomen, Brobbey, Gorter, and Mannsverk due to injuries.
Head to Head
Marseille Predicted lineup:
Lopez; Clauss, Mbemba, Balerdi, Lodi; Harit, Veretout, Kondogbia; Ndiaye, Aubameyang, Sarr
Ajax Predicted lineup:
Ramaj; Rensch, Sutalo, Hato, Sosa; Hlynsson, Taylor; Berghuis, Mikautadze, Tahirovic; Akpom
Match Prediction for Marseille vs Ajax
Marseille have been pretty solid so far in all four matches and will look to continue the same run. Marseille may adopt a safer approach now that qualification hangs in the balance since Ajax started the season poorly but has found some momentum lately. The game hangs in balance and we can again expect a stalemate.
Prediction: Marseille 0-0 Ajax
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