Our football match prediction:
After suffering a shocking 1-0 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes at Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques, Olympique Marseille will be looking to return to winning ways in Group I when they take on Konyaspor at Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu. The Ligue 1 side have been having their ups and down in all competitions this season, but they are definitely capable of beating the Turkish side in their penultimate group game in the Europa League. Konyaspor failed to score in previous two group matches and that is the main reason why home win should not be considered. Marseille will be without suspended defender Boubacar Kamara, who was sent off in the 1-0 defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting line-up, there is a big value in betting on the Ligue 1 outfit. Greece international Kostas Mitroglou is likely to lead the line for the visitors against Konyaspor.
Highligted Player (Ömer Ali Sahiner):
Born in Yenisehir on January 2, 1992 Omer Ali Sahiner is a Turkish footballer who plays for Konyaspor in Super Lig. Ali Sahiner began his career at the youth team of Karabag and he played for the club from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 he moved to Konya Sekerspor and he continued playing for the club at senior level. After scoring 19 goals in 82 appearances in the league for Konya Sekerspor, the pacey winger joined Konyaspor. Omer Ali Sahiner moved to Konyaspor in 2012, signing a five-year deal with the Turkish club. His main position is right wing, but he is capable of playing as both right-back and a left winger as well. His contract with Konyaspor should expire on June 30, 2019. Speaking of his international career, Omer Ali Sahiner has seven caps for Turkey U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the Turkey national football team at senior level. The Konyaspor winger wears the No.7 shirt at the club.
Highlighted Team (Olympique Marseille):
Olympique de Marseille are considered one of the best French football clubs. Les Olympiens won their ninth Ligue 1 title in 2010, but winning of the 1992/1993 Champions League trophy is seen as the club’s biggest success. Marseille defeated Italian giants Milan in the title game, with Basile Boli scoring the winner (1-0) in the Olympiastadion showdown. It has to be noted, though, that the Stade Velodrome outfit were banned from defending the title in the 1993/1994 season after being involved in a match-fixing scandal. To make things even worse for the fans, the club suffered enforced relegation to the Ligue 2. Olympique de Marseille participated in the Europa League final on two occasions (1998/1999, 2003/2004), but they were beaten by Parma and Valencia respectively in the title games. OM’s home ground Stade Velodrome was opened on June 13, 1997 and the capacity of the stadium is 67.394. The likes of Franck Ribery, Didier Deschamps, Didier Drogba, Laurent Blanc, Fabien Barthez, Samir Nasri, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Djibril Cisse all played for Marseille in the past.