April 15, 2024 8:54 PM
Alex Lawes

Marseille vs Benfica Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 UEFA Europa League | Quarter-Final

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When is Marseille vs Benfica on and what time does it start? Marseille vs Benfica will take place on Thursday 18th April, 2024 – 20:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Marseille vs Benfica? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Marseille vs Benfica on in the UK? Marseille vs Benfica will be televised on TNT Sports in the UK

Where can I stream Marseille vs Benfica in the UK? Marseille vs Benfica can be streamed live on discovery+


  • Marseille have won five and drawn one of their previous six UEFA competition matches at home this season.
  • Marseille have lost only two of their last 17 UEFA competition matches at home (W11 D4).
  • Marseille have won three of their previous four UEFA Cup/Europa League quarter-final ties.
  • Marseille have lost only two of their previous nine UEFA competition quarter-final ties.
  • Marseille have won their last six two-legged ties in the UEFA Europa League knockout rounds.
  • Marseille have scored 14 goals in their last four Europa League home games.
  • Marseille have only failed to score in one of their last 12 UEFA competition matches.
  • Marseille have lost their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the all-time top scorer in the Europa League with 34 goals. He is also leading scorer in this season's competition with ten goals.
  • Benfica are in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League for the sixth time, more than any other club.
  • This is Benfica’s 33rd UEFA competition quarter-final – only 4 clubs have more (Real Madrid, Bayern, Barcelona).
  • Benfica have won only three of their last 13 UEFA competition quarter-final ties. They have lost four in a row since reaching the Europa League final in 2013/14, when they beat AZ Alkmaar in the last eight (1-0 a, 2-0 h).
  • Benfica have won their previous four UEFA Europa League two-legged ties against French teams. Including a 3-2 aggregate victory against Marseille in the 2009/10 round of 16 (1-1 h, 2-1 a).
  • Benfica won both previous UEFA competition ties between these two teams. A 3-2 aggregate victory in the 2009/10 round of 16 (1-1 h, 2-1 a) and a triumph on away goals in the semi-finals of the 1989/90 European Cup (1-2 a, 1-0 h).
  • Benfica are unbeaten in their last seven UEFA competition matches (W4 D3).
  • Benfica have not lost the second leg in any of their last ten UEFA competition two-legged ties (W6 D4).
  • Ángel Di María’s goal in the first leg saw him become the oldest player to score in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League at the age of 36 years and 57 days. The previous oldest was Thomas Buffel who was 36 years and 53 days old when he scored for Genk in the 2016/17 season against Celta de Vigo.


At the Estadio da Luz last week, Benfica defeated Olympique de Marseille by two goals to one. The Lisbon club scored goals via Rafa Silva and Angel Di Maria before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his tenth UEFA Europa League goal of the season. Roger Schmidt’s side have had a really underwhelming season but they will go to the Stade Velodrome in a good position to be able to play on the counter-attack. Jean-Louis Gasset’s short reign in charge of Marseille has been underpinned by a front foot style of football of their own so both teams scoring seems a good bet for this second-leg.


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