Marseille vs Ajax prediction, odds & betting tips 30/11/2023

Marseille
30/11/23 - 20:00

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Marseille - Ajax

UEFA Europa League - Orange Velodrome

5th Round

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Today's Predictions for Marseille vs Ajax

It's time for our Europa League predictions ahead of a mouthwatering Group B fixture in France. Ajax are in desperate need of three points if they wish to stay in a European competition of some sort into the new year as they sit bottom on just two points, while Marseille are on top having amassed eight points, so here is our Marseille vs Ajax prediction.

Marseille to score 2+ goals

  • Marseille have scored at least two goals in six of their eight home games
  • Gattusso's team have scored at least two in every Europa League game this season
  • Ajax have shipped two or more in all but one Europa League game

Marseille and both teams to score – No

  • Ajax have failed to score in half of their Europa League games
  • Marseille have kept clean sheets in half of their home games across all competitions
  • Marseille unbeaten in the Europa League top of the group

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Marseille vs Ajax

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Marseille vs Ajax.

Head to Head

21/09/23

UEFA Europa League UEL

Ajax

Ajax

Marseille

Marseille

3

3

20/07/16

Europe Friendlies Europe

Marseille

Marseille

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

Last Five - Marseille

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Marseille

Marseille

1

0

L

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

Marseille

Marseille

2

2

D

09/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Marseille

Marseille

1

1

D

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lyon

Lyon

Marseille

Marseille

1

0

L

27/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Marseille

Marseille

2

2

D

Last Five - Ajax

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

no

Bodo/Glimt

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Ajax

Ajax

3

2

L

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

Ajax

Ajax

1

1

D

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

Ajax

Ajax

2

4

W

  • Marseille win: 8/13
  • Draw: 3/1
  • Ajax win: 15/4

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Marseille will be expected to pick up all three points at home to a struggling Ajax team in both league and European competitions and the odds reflect that. Ajax are winless in the Europa League this season, while Marseille are unbeaten, and you can explore other free betting tips for markets such as Both Teams to Score and naming the first goalscorer.

Marseille vs Ajax Team News & Injuries

Marseille

The last time out in the Europa League, Marseille recorded a very professional and impressive 2-0 win away at AEK Athens which has now all but secured their spot in the knockout stages, unless some drastic results start to crop out. On the weekend though it was very different as they failed to overcome a stubborn Strasbourg side despite dominating possession and reregistering 16 shots.

Predicted Lineup: Lopez (GK), Clauss, Mbemba, Balerdi, Lodi, Kondogbia, Veretout, Sarr, Ounahi, Correa, Oliviera

Ajax

Ajax were humbled at home last time out in Europa with newcomers Brighton running all over them in the Johna C ruff Arena and left with all three points thanks to goals from Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra. They are bouncing back in the Eredivisie though winning 5-0 against Vitesse, but winning away to Marseille will be a very difficult task, given the contrasting form in Europe from both teams.

Predicted Lineup: Ramaj (GK), Gaaei, Rensch, Hato, Martha, Tahirovic, Taylor, Berghuis, Hlynsson, Bergwijn, Akpom

Lineups will be confirmed around 60 minutes before kick-off

Marseille

Marseille
4-4-2
16
Pau Lopez
es
7
Jonathan Clauss
fr
99
Chancel Mbemba
cd
4
Samuel Gigot
fr
12
Renan Lodi
br
23
Ismaila Sarr
sn
19
Geoffrey Kondogbia
fr
27
Jordan Veretout
fr
11
Amine Harit
ma
20
Joaquin Correa
ar
10
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
ga
Substitutes
5
Leonardo Balerdi
ar
29
Iliman Ndiaye
sn
8
Azzedine Ounahi
ma
62
Michael Murillo
pa
24
Francois-Regis Mughe
cm
18
Bamo Meite
fr
34
Bilal Nadir
fr
36
Ruben Blanco
es
37
Emran Soglo
gb
9
Vu00edtor Carvalho
pt

Ajax

Ajax
4-3-3
40
Diant Ramaj
de
3
Anton Gaaei
dk
2
Devyne Rensch
nl
4
Jorrel Hato
nl
25
Borna Sosa
hr
33
Benjamin Tahirovic
ba
23
Steven Berghuis
nl
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
11
Carlos Borges
pt
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
7
Steven Bergwijn
nl
Substitutes
39
Mika Godts
be
1
Geronimo Rulli
ar
47
Tristan Gooijer
nl
49
Jaydon Banel
nl
10
Chuba Akpom
gb
17
Anass Salah-Eddine
nl
18
Jakov Medic
hr
19
Georges Mikautadze
ge
42
Ar'jany Martha
nl
38
Kristian Nokkvi Hlynsson
is
30
Gaston Avila
ar
51
Charlie Setford
gb

Player to Watch: Chancel Mbemba

Marseille have forged a solid home record this season losing just once – which was a Champions League qualifier on penalties – and they have only drawn two other matches, showing how they have made the Stade Velodrome a fortress.

In those games, Marseille have kept clean sheets in half of them and Mbemba has been at the heart of all that's good for the French outfit.

It's not just his defensive abilities that will be crucial to Marseille picking up all three points, but also his three goals this term which is the joint second most in the entire team.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.