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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille Predictions & Tips – Marseille to Extend Their Winless Run in the Europa League

Last updated: 12 Feb 2024
Vedran Ostojic 12 Feb 2024
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  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille predictions for Thursday’s match
  • Marseille have won just 1 of their 6 matches played in 2024
  • Shakhtar Donetsk haven’t lost at home since November 2023
Marseille are winless in their last 5 matches (Getty)

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille Preview 

Marseille have been winless for five games in a row and can’t be trusted right now. Shakhtar Donetsk beat Barcelona and Antwerp at this venue in the UCL, so I don’t see them losing on Thursday. 
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Marseille Preview 
  • Head to Head 
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Form 
  • Shakhtar Donetsk Injuries & Team News 
  • Marseille Form 
  • Marseille Injuries & Team News 

  • Shakhtar Donetsk are unbeaten in 7 of their last 8 home matches. 
  • Marseille are winless in their last 5 matches. 

Head to Head 

Shakhtar Donetsk have a 2-0 advantage against Marseille in 2 matches. 

They last met in April 2009, the game being won by Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 in France. 

Shakhtar Donetsk Form 

Shakhtar Donetsk might be out of the competitive rhythm right now, since the Ukrainian Premier League is on a winter break since early December. 

They are having a poor campaign there, winning 31 points from 15 encounters and sitting in 4th place at the moment. The most recent appearance against Veres Rivne was a success, beating the opposition 2-0. 

As for the European journey, the Miners grabbed nine points in their six Champions League matches to end in 3rd place in Group H behind Porto and Barcelona, losing the deciding match in Portugal 5-3. 

Shakhtar Donetsk Injuries & Team News 

Ivan Petryak, Lassina Traore, Marlon Gomes and Tymur Puzankov are injured. 

Marseille Form 

Marseille ended the Europa League first phase as 2nd placed team in Group B, behind Brighton and ahead of Ajax and AEK Athens, losing just one match in the final round to the Seagulls 1-0. 

Gennaro Gattuso’s side has been in very poor form recently, failing to secure one victory in their last five appearances across competitions. 

They were eliminated from the French Cup by Rennes after a penalty shootout in late January, while winning only three points from their four Ligue 1 appearances in 2024. 

Marseille drawn against Strasbourg 1-1, Monaco 2-2 and Metz 1-1, while the only loss was recorded at Lyon 1-0. 

Marseille Injuries & Team News 

Midfielders Valentin Rongier and Bilbal Nadir are injured. 


Marseille played six matches in 2024 and earned just one victory. Shakhtar Donetsk were competitive this season in the UCL, so I don’t see them losing to out-of-form Marseille on Thursday. 

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