The last 16 round of UEFA Europa League is going to begin this Thursday evening and all eight matches are really exciting. We turned our attention to some of them and Marseille vs Bilbao is on our list.
Marseille had a good season, but their recent form is really bad, proof that they failed to win any of the last four official games. OM are coming into this game after a draw and three losses, scoring only one goal. However, they are undefeated in front of the own fans since September (1-3 vs Rennes). Kostas Mitroglou will miss the first leg here. Ocampos and Amavi will miss the second leg if they are booked here.
Athletic Bilbao will come here after four players. Balenziaga, Munian and Rico are injured, while Inigo Martinez is not eligible for Europa League. The Basques had a disappointing campaign in La Liga, but they can save the season with a good performance in Europa League, so this is their main target in the remaining months of the current season.
Marseille vs Bilbao probable lineups:
Marseille (4-2-3-1): Mandanda - Sarr, Rami, Rolando, Amavi - Lopez, Gustavo - Thauvin, Sanson, Ocampos - Germain.
Bilbao (4-2-3-1): Herrerin - Marcos, Alvarez, Etxeita, Lekue - Iturraspe, Jose - Williams, Garcia, Susaeta - Aduriz.