Marseille will resume their UEFA Champions League campaign when they welcome Europa League holders Eintracht Frankfurt to Stade Vélodrome this Tuesday.
Venue: Stade Vélodrome (Marseille)
Marseille have won their last five home games.
They have kept three clean sheets in their last five games.
The hosts scored 2+ goals in five of their eight games this season.
Marseille have failed to win nine of their ten clashes with German opposition (W1, D1, L8).
Eintracht Frankfurt have failed to score in their last two games.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last three away games (W2, D1).
They have conceded 2+ goals in five of their last 10 away matches.
Head to head
Frankfurt won the only two meetings between both sides.
Latest performances in all competitions
Marseille will look to translate their league form to Europe when they welcome last season’s Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt to France.
The hosts have enjoyed a remarkable start to their new season in the French Ligue 1. They come into this tie on the back of a 2-1 comeback win over Lille, meaning that they are joint top of the league table with PSG on 19 points after seven rounds of games.
But a demoralising 2-0 loss to Tottenham in the opening round of the UEFA Champions League has left them trailing early in Group D. In a disappointing game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, the Olympians held their own against Spurs for long. However, a 47th-minute red card eventually took its toll, as two Richarlison goals beyond the 75th doomed them to defeat.
But Igor Tudor’s men look well primed to bounce back from their opening day loss given their form at home where they have won each of their last five games.
This is only Marseille’s second UCL group stage appearance across the last nine seasons and just one victory would match their paltry three-point haul achieved when going out at this stage in 2019/20.
Possible Marseille starting line-up
Pau Lopez; Chancel Mbemba, Eric Bailly, Samuel Gigot; Jonathan Clauss, Valentin Rongier, Nuno Tavares, Gerson; Cengiz Under, Matteo Guendouzi; Luis Suarez.
Injured: Pablo Ruiz
Suspended: Chancel Mbemba
Eintracht Frankfurt’s debut season in the Champions League began in the worst possible way when they were beaten by Portuguese side Sporting CP last week.
In a shocking display at home in round one, Frankfurt fell to a 3-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon. Oliver Glasner’s men followed it up with another home loss ‘to nil’ at the hands of Wolfsburg, a result which marked an entirely average start to their domestic campaign (W2, D2, L2).
Glasner blasted his side following their latest defeat, labelling them as “slow, ponderous and full of mistakes”.
Perhaps the effects of a gruelling season culminating in Europa League glory last term is showing on them which is why they have been average this season. However, their form away from home in Europe could be a source of inspiration for them when they travel to France.
The Eagles have a great European away record, winning nine of their last 14 games (D2, L3), while they can also look to two wins from their last three trips to face French opponents.
Possible Frankfurt starting line-up
Kevin Trapp; Ansgar Knauff, Tuta, Evan NDicka, Luca Pellegrini; Kristijan Jakic, Djibril Sow; Randal Kolo Muani, Mario Götze, Daichi Kamada: Rafael Santos Borre.
Injured: Sebastian Rode, Christopher Lenz, Almamy Toure.
Marseille 2-2 Frankfurt