Marseille vs Eintracht Frankfurt: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

On Tuesday, Marseille will play host to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League Group D encounter. Both teams are trying to get back on track after suffering losses in the first match of the competition.

Both Marseille and Frankfurt suffered defeat, with Frankfurt falling 3-0 to Sporting Lisbon at home and Tottenham Hotspur beating Marseille 2-0 on the road.

Match Preview: Marseille vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Richarlison’s late brace put Marseille ahead, but coach Igor Tudor was impressed with his team’s grit after Chancel Mbemba’s red card. Marseille had 51% possession against the group’s toughest opponents.

They won 2-1 at Stade Velodrome on Saturday. Les Phoceens won their sixth straight with four goals from Alexis Sanchez. Tudor is certain his squad will move from the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2011-12.

Frankfurt must win Tuesday after falling to Sporting Lisbon last week. Marcus Edwards and Trincao scored three minutes apart after 60 minutes to win. The visitors had five shots to Frankfurt’s two.

Frankfurt fell 1-0 against Wolfsburg, who hadn’t won in five games under Niko Kovac. A third straight defeat in France would make it difficult for Frankfurt to move from Group D after failing to muster a single shot on target against Wolves.

Team News: Marseille vs Eintracht Frankfurt

Mbemba has been banned for Marseille, and Leonardo Balerdi may take his position on the right side of Tudor’s usual back three. Isaak Toure, Cedric Bakambu, and Bamba Dieng aren’t available to help Tudor out in the Champions League since they weren’t included on Marseille’s roster.

Sanchez, who didn’t play last week against Spurs, should get the nod, and he might be backed up by Gerson and Cengiz Under in the attack.

Marseille vs Eintracht Frankfurt Prediction, Team News, Lineups Post Image

Meanwhile, Frankfurt will be missing three key players—Christopher Lenz, Sebastian Rode, and Almamy Toure—because they are all injured and won’t be available until after the international break.

Against Wolfsburg on Saturday, Rafael Borre is expected to be replaced by Jesper Lindstrom, which would move Randal Kolo back into his more natural center starting position.

  • The probable Marseille starting XI: Lopez, Balerdi, Bailly, Gigot, Clauss, Gueye, Guendouzi, Tavares, Under, Gerson, Sanchez.
  • Probable starting XI for Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Knauff, Tuta, Ndicka, Pellegrini, Jakic, Sow, Lindstrom, Gotze, Kamada, Kolo.

Our Prediction: Marseille 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

A victory for the home team would be a great way for them to get their Champions League campaign off the ground, as they are currently riding an impressive winning streak in Ligue 1.

Frankfurt is still a very inconsistent team, and injuries are now throwing off their balance. Because of this, they may have trouble asserting themselves while they are away from their home stadium.

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