March 11, 2024 9:13 PM
Alex Lawes

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

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When is Villarreal vs Marseille on and what time does it start? Villarreal vs Marseille will take place on Thursday 14th March, 2024 – 17:45 (UK)

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

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

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


  • Villarreal have won their last four home matches in the Europa League knockout rounds.
  • Villarreal have lost one of their last eight UEFA competition matches at home (W5 D2).
  • Villarreal have won only two of their last seven UEFA competition matches against French teams (L5).
  • The only previous time Villarreal won a UEFA Europa League knockout round match by a margin of four or more goals was in the 2010/11 quarter-finals when they won the first leg 5-1 against FC Twente.
  • Villarreal have won three of the eight European ties in which they lost the first leg away, suffering elimination in the most recent, against Liverpool in the 2021/22 Champions League semi-finals (0-2 a a, 2-3 h).
  • The Spanish side have lost an away first leg by a four-goal margin once before, in the 2010/11 Europa League semi-finals in 2010/11 when Porto beat them 5-1 in Portugal and Villarreal bowed out despite a 3-2 success in the home return.
  • Marseille have lost only one of their last ten UEFA competition matches (W6 D3).
  • Marseille have lost the second leg in only one of their last nine UEFA competition two-legged ties (W7 D1).
  • Marseille have scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten UEFA competition matches.
  • The only time that Marseille have lost the second leg of a UEFA competition tie by more than three goals was in the 1973/74 UEFA Cup second round against FC Köln (2-0 h, 0-6 a)
  • Marseille have lost only one of their last five UEFA competition matches against Spanish teams (W3 D1).
  • Marseille have won 18 of the 24 UEFA competition ties in which they have claimed a home first-leg lead. This is their joint-biggest margin of victory in a home first leg. They beat Croatian side Hadjuk Split 4-0 at home and 3-0 away in the 1987/88 European Cup Winners' Cup second round and then in the 1990/91 European Cup first round, they defeated Albanian side Dinamo Tirana 5-1 at home before a 0-0 away draw.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored seven goals in his last five Europa League appearances for Marseille.
  • Marseille are aiming for a first Europa League quarter-final appearance since 2017/18 when they reached the final


Marcelino returned to the south of France last week for the first time after leaving Marseille earlier this season and received a hostile reception. His improving and in-form Villarreal side were then torn to shreds by four goals to nil at Stade Velodrome. The Yellow Submarine have since pulled off a thrilling 3-2 win at the Benito Villamarin against Real Betis. Villarreal supporters aren’t necessarily demanding but Marcelino will at least expect a response from his players and a high-scoring thriller therefore would appear the best bet for this one as Marseille aim to rest and rotate ahead of a busy spring.


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