Lazio are unbeaten in five of their last six games in all competitions as they head into Thursday night’s Europa League group match with Ligue 1’s Marseille. Maurizio Sarri’s team came from behind at the weekend to defeat reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan. Now, the Biancocelesti will host Marseille seeking maximum points in Group E.

Lazio vs Marseille Match Preview

Marseille defeated Lorient 4-1 at the weekend in Ligue 1, which ended a four-match winless streak in all competitions. The Olympians have taken two points from six on offer in Group E. They sit third behind Galatasaray and Lazio. Marseille drew 1-1 with Lokomotiv Moscow on matchday 1 before drawing nil-nil at home with Galatasaray on matchday 2.

Lazio have taken three points from six in the group. A matchday 1 loss to Galatasaray 1-0 was followed by a 2-0 home win versus Lokomotiv Moscow. Lazio and Marseille met in the Europa League during the 2018-19 season. The Italians won both matches by a combined score of 5-2.

Sarri’s team is in better form compared to Jorge Sampaoli’s side. Can Lazio claim a third straight win over Marseille or will the French side end the Italians’ winning streak?

Lazio vs Marseille Betting Odds

Lazio’s win against Inter Milan at the weekend came following a surprise away loss to Bologna in the league. Sarri’s team has adapted well to his attacking tactics. Lazio came from behind versus Inter Milan to win 3-1. The Biancocelesti was down 1-0 at halftime but Ciro Immobile, Felipe Anderson, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored in the second period for the win.

Sarri is likely to play his strongest squad possible with the aim of overtaking Galatasaray in the group standings. The Turkish team play Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday night and a loss coupled with a Lazio win would send the Italians to the top of the group. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Lazio win at full-time are at 5/6.

Marseille are yet to win in Group E after drawing their two matches in the tournament. They too could go top of Group E with a win and Galatasaray loss to Lokomotiv Moscow. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Marseille victory are at 15/4. Marseille have drawn back-to-back games in the tournament. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 14/5.

Marseille have scored just six goals on the road this term while allowing five to opponents. Lazio have outscored opponents at the Stadio Olimpico to the tune of 16-6.

Lazio vs Marseille Team News

Lazio's star striker Ciro Immobile scored at the weekend to inspire the team’s comeback win over Inter Milan. It was his first game back following a thigh injury prior to the international break. Immobile missed Italy’s UEFA Nations League semifinal with Spain, which impacted the Azzurri’s performance in the final four. Immobile should start in attack with Felipe Anderson and Pedro potentially playing with him.

Defender Francesco Acerbi will return to action for the first time in several weeks. He missed the team’s win over Inter Milan due to a suspension. Goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha could start in goal once more while Sarri is likely to play Luis Alberto from the start as an attacking midfielder. He has combined well with Immobile since the two began pairing in the attack a few seasons ago.

Sampaoli will have a nearly fully-fit squad for the game on Thursday night in Rome. The only problem for the Olympians’ manager is Amine Harit. He is struggling to overcome a groin injury. Attacking midfielder Dmitri Payet leads Marseille in goals with five in seven games in all competitions.

Sampaoli could rotate the side with Payet dropping to the bench. However, with the importance of this game in the qualification for the next round of the Europa League, Sampaoli could play his best attacking side, which includes Payet, Cengiz Under, and Matteo Guendouzi.

Lazio vs Marseille H2H

Lazio and Marseille met just three seasons ago in the Europa League group stage. Lazio won both fixtures by a combined 5-2 score. The Biancocelesti went to Marseille and won 3-1 before claiming a 2-1 home win in the reverse fixture.

Lazio are in better form going into the game as Marseille have won just once in their last five games in all competitions. Six of Lazio’s last seven games ended without defeat in all competitions.

Lazio vs Marseille Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 4/5 - BET NOW

The last time these teams met in the Europa League in 2018-19, the matches ended with both teams scoring goals over the course of the 180 minutes. Six of Lazio’s 10 games in all competitions this season finished with both teams scoring goals. Marseille have seen six of their 11 matches in all competitions finish with both teams scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score on Thursday.

Correct score: Lazio 3-2 Marseille @ 25/1 - BET NOW

On three occasions this season, Lazio have scored three goals over the course of 90 minutes. One of Marseille’s last four games in all competitions saw them concede three times. Our betting tips prediction is for a high-scoring game on Thursday night in Rome with Lazio squeezing past Marseille 3-2.

Over 3.5 goals scored @ 11/5 - BET NOW

Five of Marseille’s 11 games in all competitions finished with over 3.5 goals this term. Six of Lazio’s 10 games in all competitions finished with over 3.5 goals. Lazio play Sarri Ball and it yields goals from both ends. Our betting tips prediction is for goals to be tallied between these teams as Lazio edge Marseille in an exciting attacking football match.

Lazio are the more in-form team going into the game on Thursday, while Marseille have blown hot and cold in recent weeks. The Biancocelesti could go top of the group table with a win, but need Galatasaray to lose to Lokomotiv Moscow. The Russians are the worst team in the group and may fail to take points off of the Turks.