Marseille vs Galatasaray Betting Tips

Galatasaray are playing against Marseille in the Europa League match on the 1st of October in the Orange Velodrome, Marseille at 00:30 IST. Marseille are a tough team to beat but Galatasaray might just be able to crack the code for beating them. 

Marseille Form and Team News

Marseille are playing Galatasaray in their second group game of this year’s Europa League. In the league, Marseille after the first seven games have won four of the games thus raking in 14 points so far placing them in the third position of the table as of now. They have hit 14 goals already and this is only going to get better. Marseille need to keep this momentum going their way or the other teams given an inch could capitalize and topple each other. Marseille were unbeaten in nine games before the last game against RC Lens. Marseille can really stamp their authority in the Europa League at least this season given they continue to showcase what they have been doing so far and the other teams could find it hard to stop the blues. If they are able to stop Galatasaray, then Marseille could be in for real dominance this season.

Former Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli is being given the job of guiding this Marseille side to more heights. He has already started to show the class with 10 wins under the belt. Stalwart Dimitri Payet is topping the goals card with five goals hit so far in the league alone. He will really be a handful against a struggling Galatasaray defense, Bamba Dieng has also shown glimpses of some outstanding football hitting goals on three occasions. The experienced Milik could also become a vital cog in this Marseille setup in the matches to come. 

Galatasaray Form and Team News

Galatasaray have been Europa League mainstays for quite some time now owing to their commanding Super Lig showing in the recent years. They are placed in Group E along with Marseille, Lokomotiv and Lazio. The recent record of Galatasaray has been pretty decent. They have won five of the last ten games played. They are now facing Marseille in the second group game of the Europa League this season and they would want to continue the good things they did during the first game against Lazio.  They are placed in the tenth position as of now in the Super Lig even though its very early. This could be their chance to write history on their own and win the Europa League which is not that hard considering the depth they have in the camp. 

Faith Turin has been a coaching mainstay in terms of the teams managed within the Turkish League. So he has enough experience to take any team forward and plan out the respective movements. With this Galatasaray team alone, he has spent around four years which by any standards is a big timeframe for getting into the root of the team and cultivating it from there, Faith can do just that. Mostafa Mohamed, Diagne, Babel and co. make up a potent strike force. Arda Turin, Morutan and Cicaldau are all impressive players capable of producing inch perfect passes dissecting the field which will be enough for the strikers to have a go. 

Odds by Casumo

Marseille are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.71 odds while Galatasaray is placed at 4.35. The odds for a draw is 3.90.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

There have been no head to head matches between the two sides, so this game will the first hint of how the two teams will tackle each other. So considering the recent record, Marseille hold the edge there. Galatasaray have not been as consistent as they would’ve liked in the last ten games. Also considering team strength, we can easily say Marseille are ahead and could well and truly go on to win here as well.

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

In the last eight games that Galatasaray have played across competitions, six matches have had the total goals over 2.5. Playing away, Galatasaray in the last five matches have had three matches where the total goal count to be over 2.5. Marseille on the other hand has had five out of the last nine matches when the total goals were over 2.5. Playing at home, Marseille have had four of their last five matches also where the scoreline read more than 2.5 goals. In this tournament, the away side have had two of last four matches where the total goal count was more than 2.5. So, it’s more likely that the match between Galatasaray and Marseille will have more than 2.5 goals in total. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 1.79.

Tip 2: Both teams to score

Six of the last nine matches played by Galatasaray across tournaments have had both teams to score. Playing away, three of the last four games Galatasaray were part of also had both teams to score. Six of the last nine matches that Marseille have been part across competitions have had the above condition being satisfied. Playing at home, Four of the last five games have also Marseille being involved in any both-team scoring scenarios. In this tournament, Marseille’s last game also had the both team scoring scenario. Four of the last five matches of the away side in this tournament have also had both teams scoring, so it’s most likely both teams might end up scoring. The odds for Both Teams to score according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.75.


Both teams will be vying for success after their respective league showings in the recent years, they need to translate that into a silverware winning mentality. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Total Goals over 2.5 @ 1.79.
  2. Both teams to score @ 1.75.

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