Olympique Marseille welcome Olympiacos to the Orange Vélodrome on Tuesday night in their UEFA Champions League Group C fixture.
The hosts lost their 13th straight game in the competition last week in their trip to Porto, but bounced back well in their league game against Nantes to rise up to third in the league standings.
Olympiacos also recorded a win in their league fixture and maintained pole position in the Super League Greece.
This game is a must-win for both sides if they are to have a shot at qualification to the knockout stages or a place in the Europa League last 32.
Marseille defender Leonardo Balerdi was given his marching orders against Porto and will play no part in this one, while Benedetto could retunrd the side after scoring his first goal of the season over Nantes.
Nemanja Radonjic is the hosts’ only confirmed absentee with a muscular problem, but Morgan Sanson was left out of the squad to face Nantes with a fever and his involvement here is uncertain.
As for Olympiacos, Valbuena will not be able to make a return to the Marseille turf, with the veteran Frenchman confirming that he will be sidelined for the next few weeks through injury.
Last month’s match-winner Hassan is still quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus, but Youssef El-Arabi has recovered and is ready to lead the line at the Orange Velodrome.
Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Ruben Vinagre is struggling with a knock and will probably be sidelined for this fixture as well.
The two sides have squared off five times in the past, with all their meetings coming in UEFA competitions.
In their latest meeting at the Karaiskaki Stadium last month, Olympiacos recorded their only win of the current Champions League campaign, thanks to an injury-time goal by substitute Ahmed Mahgoub.
All their encounters have produced decisive results, with the Ligue 1 outfit winning their first three meetings and Greek team recording two back-to-back wins in their latest fixtures.
Top betting tips
Marseille have failed to claim a point or score a goal in this season’s Champions League, with the club in line to become one of the worst sides of all time in this competition but the Ligue 1 side could net thier first goal in the tournament with another possible outcome that could be explored is both teams to score on BetPay platform 1.95 odds.
Both Marseille and Olympiacos will be fully aware that this match represents their best chance to register a victory in Europe before they bid their goodbyes to the Champions League for at least another year.
Olympiakos can pile onto the Marseille misery, so we’re backing a win for the visitors alongside a 1-0 correct score prediction this is a pretty cool option which an odd of 8.70 odds attached to it.