Benfica will have the home field advantage for their first leg showdown with Marseille in the Europa League this week. Both teams will be hoping for a positive outcome in this first leg to ensure that they remain in with a chance of reaching the next round.

Schedule & How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, April 11, 2024. 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal
  • How to Watch: Paramount+

Before Betting On Benfica vs Marseille

Benfica and Marseille both rank among the outsiders to win the Europa League this term, as the winning team in this quarterfinal will likely come up against Liverpool in the semi-final stage. This will be the third time that the sides have collide in a knockout tie, with Benfica landing progression in each of the previous two. Their most recent progression was achieved in the last 16 of the Europa League in 2009-10.

Marseille will have a point to prove this week, as the French club has a poor away record in Portugal. That is echoed by the fact that they have won on just one from their last nine European visits to the country. But, it could be worth mentioning that their only success was achieved on their latest visit.

Benfica’s home record in the competition is incredibly strong, having gone 28 home matches without defeat in the competition, and winning on 21 occasions over that period. In fact, Benfica has failed to score on just one occasion over that period, with that coming against Galatasaray in February 2019.

Marseille’s record in first leg clashes in Europe deserves respect, as they have won five of their last seven first leg ties. Over that period, they have scored at least two goals in all seven ties. But, all five of the victories were recorded in home matches.

Benfica vs Marseille Offshore Odds & Pick

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This should be an exciting clash between these sides, with Marseille having shown their quality in the final third throughout the season. Therefore, a chance is taken on the draw being played out on Thursday.