Atletico Madrid will be hoping to land their third Europa League title in eight years as they face-off against Marseille in this season’s final. The French club have twice reached the final, in 1999 and 2004, but have never landed the trophy. Diego Simeone’s side will be slight favourites for Wednesday’s showpiece in Lyon.
Where and when: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon – 16 May, kick-off 19:45
Where you can see Marseille vs. Atletico Madrid: BT Sport, William Hill
Last time: Atleti reached the final with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Arsenal while Marseille recorded a two-legged victory over Red Bull Salzburg by the same scoreline. The two have not met competitively, when the Spanish side triumphed 2-1 in a Champions League encounter.
Marseille vs. Atletico Madrid Predictions and Preview
Marseille are through to their first European final in 14 years and will be hoping to add to their European pedigree and their 1992 European Cup title.
The Ligue 1 club have progressed past Braga, Athletic Bilbao, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg to contest the final in Lyon, home to their fierce domestic rivals.
Atletico Madrid have reached two Champions League finals in four seasons but suffered a shock group stage elimination in this season’s competition.
Los Rojiblancos have since progressed past FC Copenhagen, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sporting CP and Arsenal to reach the final.
The Spanish side are favourites to win this game at odds of 5/7, with a Marseille win available at 19/4 and the draw, after 90 minutes, priced at 11/4.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 4/6 while fewer than 1.5 goals is priced at 2/1.
A ‘double chance’ on the French team to battle their way to either a draw or a win in 90 minutes is available at 5/4.
If you fancy Atletico Madrid to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 15/8.
One to watch for Marseille: Former Newcastle striker Florian Thauvin has scored 26 goals this campaign, including four in the Europa League. He is priced at 19/5 to add to his tally in this game.
One to watch for Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann, a reported Barcelona transfer target this summer, has netted 27 goals in all competitions this season and is available to score anytime in this game at 11/8.
Long shot: Atletico Madrid have built a reputation of low-scoring games, while Marseille have netted just three times in seven 90-minute matches away from home in the competition to date. A scoreless draw after 90 minutes in this game is available at odds of 43/5.