Brighton had an amazing season last year, especially losing Manager Graham Potter so early in the season. In came Roberto de Zerbi and he took the team to another level.
Players like Solly March, Caicedo, Alexis MacAliister and Mitoma were outstanding throughout the season and they recorded some amazing results against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
As a result, the Seagulls qualified for the Europa League and after a summer of losing both instrumental midfielders in Caicedo & Alexis MacAliister, Brighton had to rebuild, but were able to utilise their player buying model to bring in players who would fit their system and then compete both domestically and in Europe.
This season Brighton have already shown glimpses of brilliance with a big win at Old Trafford, however with games coming thick and fast, Brighton lost comfortably to Aston Villa on the weekend with their open style of football not giving them the rewards they have had.
Aston Villa were ruthless in their finishing and Ollie Watkings hat-trick made the scoring look worse than the overall performance by Brighton.
In the Europa League, an entertaining 2-3 defeat on the opening match day means that Brighton will need to look to get something out of this weeks game, but heading to Marseille and the fanatical support the home side will bring to the stadium will be difficult.
This is a whole new level for Brighton and it will be tough for them to compete playing three games in a week and with some injuries being picked up, not having their first team on the field is a concern.
With Aubameyang looking more comfortable now and some confidence back, he will be a handful for Brighton and with Ndaiye and Correa on the wings, Brighton must defend better than they have been doing recently.
The form of Marseille hasn’t been amazing, but defeats to Monaco and PSG aren’t huge cause for concern given the calibre of the sides.
An opening 3-3 draw in the Europa League, away at Ajax was a very credible result and they will be looking to have their shooting boots on again as they welcome Brighton and take all three points.
|Marseille to win||15/8 Bet365|
|Brighton to win||13/10 Unibet|
This is a really tough spot for Brighton. Playing every 4 days isn’t something they are used to and playing the quality of Marseille is going to be difficult for the small squad to come with.
Brighton will come and play their football and this could cause their downfall as Marseille are a team who will look to punish them and with a passionate and loud home crowd, Europa League nights are a regular occurrence in this part of the world and our punters.pub bet of the day is 15/8 with Bet365 Marseille to beat Brighton.