The pressure ahead of this second leg will be on Marseille, as they bid to come back from a defeat suffered in their first leg against Benfica. However, they will be relatively short in the betting to claim victory in France this week.

Schedule & How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024. 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France
  • How to Watch: Paramount+

Before Betting On Marseille vs Benfica

Marseille will have weighty expectations on their shoulders this week, as they look to fight their way back into this quarterfinal showdown against Benfica. The French side haven’t progressed from a two-legged tie in the competition after losing the first leg since 2017-18. Since that win, they have lost each of their last two after suffering a first leg defeat.

Benfica will be chasing history this week, as they target a first appearance in a European semi-final since the 2013-14 Europa League campaign. The Portuguese side last appeared in this stage of the competition in 2019, winning the first leg before suffering an exit on away goals following defeat in the return fixture.

Marseille have a fine record against Portuguese sides, winning four of their last five home matches across all competitions. However, they were beaten by Benfica in the previous clash between these sides in France in the 2009-10 season.

Benfica will also be looking to upset recent trends, as they have gone five without a victory in away matches against French clubs. Their most recent away win against a team from Ligue 1 was achieved against Bordeaux in March 2013.

Marseille vs Benfica Offshore Odds & Pick

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Cases can be made for both teams in this fixture on Thursday. However, we will be siding with Benfica to secure their place in the last four of the competition by playing out a draw.