Preview Marseille vs RB Salzburg

first_imgShock semi-finalists Red Bull Salzburg will be looking to continue their historic run as they travel to France to face Marseille in the first leg of their Europa League tieThe two sides met twice in the group stages of the competition with Salzburg emerging with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of a Moanes Dabour goal. The second game ended goalless back in December at the Stade Velodrome.Marseille is being widely tipped as the favourites to progress against the Austrian Bundesliga leaders, but head coach Rudi Garcia will be without several key players for the important clash.Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara are out through injury. While Left-back Hiroki Sakai is doubtful due to an injury he sustained against Lille.On the other hand, Salzburg have got a totally healthy squad with no suspensions giving Marco Rose the chance to field his strongest team for the first leg in France with the club having been undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches in the Europa League.Probable line-upsMarseilleMarseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…4-2-3-1Pele, Amavi, Rolando, Rami, Sarr, Gustavo, Lopez, Ocampos, Payet, Thauvin, GermainRB Salzburg4-3-1-2Walke, Ulmer, Caleta-Car, Ramalho, Lainer, Berisha, Samassekou, Haidara, Schlager, Hee-Chan, Dabbur (Data obtained by WhoScored)last_img