Olympique Marseille – Athletic Bilbao

Olympique Marseille hosts Athletic Bilbao in a match from the 1/8-finals of the Europa League. Stay with us, because we are about to provide you with our vip soccer predictions today for it.

Olympique Marseille reached the 1/8-finals of the competition after eliminating Sporting Braga in the previous round. Rudi Garcia’s team won the first match with 3-0 and despite of losing the second one with 0-1, Marseille did not have any problems to reach this phase of the competition.

This season is good for the former European champions. Olympique Marseille are moving well in the French Ligue 1 and they are currently third in the standings, continuing their fight for a Top 3 finish and return to the Champions League.

In the Ligue 1 Olympique Marseille have 5 points advantage in front of Olympique Lyonnais at the third place.

Athletic Bilbao on the other hand reached the 1/8-finals after eliminating the Russian champions Spartak Moscow.

Athletic won the first game in Moscow with 3-1 and despite of losing the rematch at San Mames Barria with 1-2, the Basques continued to the next phase of the competition.

This season is tough for Athletic. The club had to deal with Ernesto Valverde leaving Bilbao to manage Barcelona. For the Basques it’s a tough transition, because Valverde is a very capable and experienced coach. Their position in the Spanish La Liga is not good and it’s a proof that they find it difficult to replace Ernesto Valverde. But contrary on doing bad in La Liga, they are moving pretty well in Europa League at the moment.

These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League clash between Olympique Marseille and Athletic Bilbao at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Good luck!