The 2018 Europa League final is not the battle of the titans that many expected when the draw for the knockout stage was confirmed, with Arsenal, Milan, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund all eliminated at different points from the last-32 onwards. Instead, Wednesday night is between two in-form sides and, while it is not a surprise to see Atletico Madrid there – they are arguably the strongest and most experienced squad in Europe’s secondary club competition – Marseille have done brilliantly to join them.

The French club are currently fourth in Ligue 1 with a match to go and will have to better Lyon’s result on the final day of the season to sneak into the top three and secure a Champions League place. Beating Atletico before that, though, would give an automatic place in next season’s tournament. Odds for Marseille’s game against Amiens SC can be viewed at Tipbet, as well as Lyon against Nice.

OM have had a strong season in France and have scored an impressive 78 goals with Rudi Garcia having a positive impact in his first full season in charge; given that they have lost just five times all season in Ligue 1 – as well as eliminating Athletic Bilbao, RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg in the previous rounds of the Europa League – there is no reason to think that they are not capable of beating Atletico Madrid and claiming the trophy for the first time.



Atletico will finish the season as runners-up in Spain and while they had been looking to win the Champions League for the first time having appeared in two finals in recent years, their group stage elimination dropped them into the Europa League.

As is the case with the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, Tipbet have extensive betting options for Wednesday’s game. In the match winner markets it is clear that the Spanish club’s quality is expected to show and they are 1.70 to claim the trophy in normal time.

Marseille are available at 5.75, though their attack will be up against one of the continent’s most organised defences, as Arsenal found out in the last round. Among the 100+ markets is the option to back extra-time taking place (2.95). Place your bets at Tipbet.