Tottenham returns to the Champions League after two years to play host to Marseille’s French outfit. Here we have Tottenham vs Marseille, start time, preview, prediction, team news, and lineup.
- Competition: UEFA Champions League 22/23
- Group: A (Tottenham, Marseille, Frankfurt, Sporting CP)
- Fixture: Tottenham vs Marseille
- Date: Wednesday, 7 Sept.
- Start Time: 8:00 pm BST
- Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham vs Marseille Preview
After missing out the last two seasons, Tottenham begins their European campaign against a tricky opponent on Wednesday night. The North London club has started their Premier League season on the right foot. They have won four and drawn two of their six games, only a point behind the table leader Arsenal.
Conte’s men are coming off a 2-1 victory over Fulham in their last game. They will look to continue their winning run against Marseille before facing Frankfurt and Sporting CP.
On the other hand, Marseille has been quite impressive in Ligue 1 under new boss Igor Tudor. They are jointly at the top of the table with PSG, still unbeaten in all competitions. They only dropped points in their second match and are on a 4-match winning streak since.
The French outfits are coming off a 0-2 win over Auxerre, scoring 13 goals in six games so far in the league.
Team News and Lineup
Lucas Moura is the lone ruled-out player by Conte. After resting out their win against Fulham, Dejan Kulusevski, Ivan Perisic, and Ben Davies are all expected to start against Marseille.
Emerson could be rested for this one for the weekend’s clash against Man City. Matt Doherty could replace the Brazilian.
Tottenham Lineup (3-4-3) Probable: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Alexis Sanchez will be unavailable due to a suspension from his former side Inter.
Marseille has a bunch of players who have the experience to play in the Premier League. It includes Arsenal loanee Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi, Dimitri Payet and Eric Bailly.
Former Tottenham goalkeeper Pau Lopez would also start for Marseille.
Marseille Lineup (3-4-3) Probable: Lopez; Mbemba, Bailly, Kolasinac; Clauss, Guendouzi, Gerson, Tavares; Under, Suarez, Payet
Tottenham vs Marseille Prediction
The French outfit Marseille is a tricky opponent for the North London club. Marseille has been in a great run of form under their new boss Igor Tudor.
They are on a four-match winning streak, jointly at the top of Ligue 1 with PSG. However, Antonio Conte’s men are favorites to win Group A. It would be a very difficult night for the French club in London.
Tottenham is still unbeaten in the Premier League, only a point off the top. The North London club will get a huge crowd behind them.
Prediction: Tottenham 2-1 Marseille