One of the more attractive fixtures on the Europa League betting coupon is the clash between Ajax and Marseille, with Match Day 1 featuring two former European champions. The Dutch side finished third in the Eredivisie last season and they were able to overcome Ludogorets over two legs to reach the group stage of the competition.

It’s been tough for the Netherlands outfit since Erik Ten Hag left for Manchester United, although they can count on a vociferous support from their fans in Amsterdam, with Mohammed Kudus having left the club for West Ham and the team’s attacking shortcomings were laid bare when playing out a goalless draw against Fortuna Sittard.

Marseille were hoping to take their place in the UEFA Champions League after finishing third in Ligue 1 last season, although Marcelino’s side came off worse when missing out against Panathinaikos. There was much dismay at missing out against their Greek opponents, although the team have eight points from their first four games domestically.

Away from home, the French side have landed draws against Metz and Nantes, with BTTS Yes a potentially profitable route here. That has happened in four of the past five games involving Marseille, with Ismaila Sarr having scored in consecutive matches since his arrival from Watford and he is capable of finding the net against Ajax.


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