FC TWENTE - OLYMPIQUE MARSEILLE
Twente hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg where they played incredibly well. OM claim that they have not given up on the tie and that they will be "going for it" tonight, what else can they say ? I am not so sure exactly how motivated they will be.
They are battling for a Champions League place in the league, along with seven other clubs and with a tough looking trip to Caen at the weekend, seem unlikely to leave everything on this dutch battlefield. They are struggling for goals at the moment and have not scored in 213 minutes play, they are without a couple of cup tied starters and are likely to rest one or two more.
Hosts see this as very important and look on current form the second best team in Holland, they are 8-3-1 at home in the league and have already seen off Rennes, Schalke and Racing here in the competition. The only goal conceded in those three, was a late consolation for Schalke and the 2-1 scoreline did not do the home team justice, it could easily have been four or five.
6.5 points -1/4 ball FC Twente 2.26 asian line.