French side Marseille will welcome Dutch side Feyenoord to Stade Vélodrome this Thursday looking to get the win that will qualify them for the Europa Conference League final.
Venue: Stade Vélodrome (Marseille)
Marseille have won each of their home games in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) this season.
The hosts have won four of their last five home games in all competitions.
They have won four of their last five home games against Dutch opponents, losing only once.
Feyenoord have lost just one of their away games in Europe this season, winning four and drawing three.
The visitors have won just one of their last five meetings against French teams, losing twice and drawing twice.
They have committed a competition-high 154 fouls, picking up 23 yellow cards in the process (2.1 per match on average).
Feyenoord are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions.
Arkadiusz Milik has scored all four of his UECL goals for Marseille at home
Head to head
Feyenoord are unbeaten in three meetings against Marseille, winning two and drawing once.
Latest performances in all competitions
Marseille will look to pick up their first win in three games when they welcome Feyenoord to the Stade Vélodrome this Thursday.
The hosts were beaten 3-2in the first leg of this tie, despite coming from two goals down to equalise. They followed up that loss in the Netherlands with a 3-0 loss to Lyon in the French Ligue 1 over the weekend.
The nine-time French champions will now look to overturn the one-goal deficit that they enter this tie with, in this second leg. Considering their form at home in this competition this season, they will fancy their chances of doing so.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side have won all their home games in the Conference League and have also won five of their last six home games in all competitions.
They have the chance of overturning this tie with Sampaoli admitting that his men must “learn from the mistakes” they made in the first leg. With the away-goal rule no longer applicable, a win by a two-goal margin is what they need to make their first European final since 2018.
Possible Marseille starting line-up
Pau Lopez; Valentin Rongier, William Saliba, Duje Caleta-Car, Saed Kolasinac; Matteo Guendouzi, Pape Gueye Boubacar Kamara; Amine Harit, Dimitri Payet; Arkaduisz Milik.
Injured: Leonardo Belerdi, Konard de la Fuenta
Meanwhile, Feyenoord are looking to qualify for a first European final since winning the UEFA Cup 20 years ago.
The visitors who could have won the first leg by a bigger margin have enjoyed an impressive run in the Conference League this term, winning Slavia Prague 6-4 on aggregate in the last round to qualify for this round.
Their win over Prague came after a 3-3 draw in the first leg at home as they beat the Czech Republic side 3-1 away. This shows how strong they are away from home in Europe this term.
Feyenoord’s only continental away defeat in this competition came to Elfsborg during qualifying (W4, D3, L1). However, the Dutch side have not always made things easy for themselves since either, and even had to come from behind to claim a result in two of their last three European away trips.
Possible Feyenoord starting line-up
Ofir Marciano; Lutsharel Geertruide, Gernot Trauner, Marcos Senesi, Tyrell Malacia; Orkun Kokcu, Fredrik Aursnes; Reiss Nelson, Bryan Linssen, Luis Sinisterra; Cyriel Dessers.
Injured: Justin Bijlow, Jens Toornstra
Marseille 1-1 Feyenoord