Marseille vs Brighton predicted lineups – Can shaken Seagulls finally break European duck?

In our Marseille vs Brighton predicted lineups, prominent attention will be on Roberto de Zerbi’s struggling side as they look to get their first win in the UEFA Europa League. The Seagulls suffered a shock loss to AEK Athens in their opening game, but aim to properly kick-start their European campaign at the Stade Velodrome.

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Brighton dejected after losing 3-2 to AEK Athens in their first-ever Euriopean outings – Photo by Icon sport

Marseille vs Brighton Predicted Lineups and Team News

Marseille are going through a really difficult period and are without a win in five games, which compelled their management to bring in Gennaro Gattuso as the new manager. They played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Ajax in their first Europa League match and will look to capitalize on Brighton’s shaky form by finally getting a much-needed win at home.

The Seagulls are now on a two-match losing run and are hopeful of bouncing back from their embarrassing 6-1 battering from Aston Villa in their last Premier League game. Things are not at all going according to plan for De Zerbi’s side, but the manager needs to get his players motivated again. Brighton will take the fight to Marseille and play their fast-paced and efficient attacking football, but need a big win to regain their momentum.

Team News: Marseille

Gattuso has a major injury issue to worry about in his first European clash as Marseille manager. Midfielder Geoffrey Kongodbia is out on the sidelines due to an injury suffered recently and his return date is yet to be confirmed.

Fortunately for Gattuso, summer signing Ismaila Sarr – who joined the club from Watford in the summer transfer window – is fit again and should be able to start after coming off the bench in their loss to AS Monaco at the weekend.

Marseille Predicted Lineup

Pau Lopez (GK), Jonathan Clauss, Samuel Gigot, Chancel Mbemba, Valentin Rongier, Jordan Veretout, Azzedine Ounahi, Ismaila Sarr, Joaquin Correa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Olympique de Marseille in action during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Paris Saint-Germain Football Club and Olympique de Marseille at Parc des Princes on September 24, 2023 in Paris, France. Photo by David Niviere/ABACAPRESS.COM – Photo by Icon sport

Team News: Brighton

Roberto de Zerbi has been frustrated with the injury bug that Brighton appears to have picked up recently after their impressive start to the Premier League season. Exciting midfielder Julio Enciso is still expected to be out for a long time due to a knee injury. Jakub Moder is also on the sidelines after sustaining a bad knee problem earlier this year.

The Seagulls will be hopeful of having some players return for the Marseille clash. Pascal Gross is pushing to be back for this after missing the last few games due to a muscular injury. Summer signing James Milner and Adam Lallana could be in contention of playing in the Europa League clash too.

Brighton Predicted Lineup

Bart Verbruggen, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Joel Veltman, Mahmoud Dahoud, Billy Gilmour, Simon Adingra, Danny Welbeck, Ansu Fati, Joao Pedro

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Will Ansu Fati play for Brighton today?

After scoring his first goal for Brighton in the loss to Aston Villa, Ansu Fati has a lot of momentum on his side. He starts in our Marseille vs Brighton predicted lineups and will look to prove his quality for the English side in the Europa League.

The 20-year-old has only made three appearances in the competition for Barcelona in the past but knows how important it is for Brighton. He’ll look to be a thorn for the Marseille backline with his impressive movement and get the ball into the dangerous areas around the final third.

Fati can be a clinical goal-scorer in the box, so he needs to get the ball in the dangerous areas to continue his goal-scoring run. However, the Spaniard is also a creative player who will look to carry the ball into the final third and then put in innovative passes for Joao Pedro and others to pounce on. The 20-year-old’s talent is well known, but it’s time that he puts that to use to help Brighton get their first Europa League win.

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