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UEFA Europa League

Brighton vs Marseille: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :December 12, 2023 at 6:11 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 12:20 AM
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Ritvik Verma


The Seagulls host Les Olympiens in this winner takes it all final group stage match at Falmer Stadium!

The stage is all set for the final group stage match of the UEFA Europa League. Brighton host Marseille at their home in this much anticipated matchup. Marseille have been excellent so far in this season, both in the Ligue 1 and UEL. They have a good record in past few matches. On the other hand, Brighton have been clinical this season in both competitions and in the reverse fixture, they salvaged a draw in Marseille. Thus, this game becomes even more fiercely contested as both teams will look to top the group with this much needed win.

Kick-off

Friday, 15th November 2023, 08:00 PM GMT; 01:30 AM IST

Location: Falmer Stadium

Form

Brighton (in all competitions): W-W-L-W-D

Marseille (in all competitions): D-W-W-W-W

Players to watch for

Kaoru Mitoma – Brighton

Kaoru Mitoma is a Japanese sensation who plays as a left winger for the Seagulls. He has been exceptional for his team and has made significant contributions to team’s success. He is regarded as one of the best wingers in the Premier League as well. In this season, he has 3 goals and 5 assists in total. The fans and coaches have high expectations from him thanks to his quickness and dribbling.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Marseille

With 12 goals and 6 assists in all competition this season, Aubameyang has been nothing short of best for the OM side. He has proved to be a super successful signing for Marseille with the goals and other contributions he has been making thus far. The fans have high expectations from him to score and win it for the team in this game as well.

Match facts

  • Throughout their 5 UEFA Europa League games this season, Marseille have scored 14 goals.
  • Marseille’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made 53 appearances in the UEFA Europa League, scoring 29 goals.
  • Brighton have won their previous three UEFA Europa League games without giving up a goal, following two losses in which they conceded five goals.
  • In addition to winning just one of their 14 away European games in England, the past three English clubs to host Marseille for a major European match have all won.

Injury and team news

For Brighton, the injury list is quite long. But the most noticeable injured players include Julio Enciso, Estupinan, Ansu Fati, Lamptey and also Solly March. This is quite a blow for Brighton as they wont be able to play with full capacity. Rongler, Kondogbia and Joaquin Correa are out for OM. They still pose a strong team that has been outperforming other teams in their Ligue 1.

Head-to-head

Matches: 1

Brighton : 0

Marseille : 0

Draws: 1

Predicted lineup for Brighton vs Marseille

Brighton Predicted lineup (4-4-2)

Verbruggen, Veltman, Paul van Hecke, Julio, Hinshelwood, Gilmour, Milner, Mitoma, Lallana, Adingra, Ferguson

Marseille Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)

Lopez, Clauss, Gigot, Mbemba, Lodi, Veretout, Kondogbia, Sarr, Harit, Ndiaye, Aubameyang

Match prediction for Brighton vs Marseille

The match between two emerging giants of their respective leagues is going to be a fierce clash for sure. The last time these two teams met in Marseille, it was a draw. The match was very fiery with everything in it. Both the teams will be surely performing their best to win the group in the UEFA Europa League. Even though both of them have qualified, still one can anticipate an exciting battle. Marseille, given their recent performances everywhere, might clinch the game with bare margins.

Prediction: Brighton 1 – 2 Marseille

Telecast 

India- Sony Sports Network, SonyLIV

UK– TNT Sports

USA– Paramount+

Nigeria – SuperSport

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