An injury time strike from Andrew Ayew at the Stade Velodrome three weeks ago is likely to prove crucial as to which team advances to the quarter-finals and, while Inter are fancied to prevail in 90 minutes at the San Siro, Marseille are favourites to qualify.
An away goal for the visitors would make Marseille extremely difficult to beat but they have not managed to find the net in any of their four recent matches in Ligue 1, while failing to pick up a point, and surely cannot enter the clash with much confidence.
Inter, who had endured such a terrible run prior to the first leg themselves, have responded with a draw and 2-0 victory at Chievo in their last two outings and, while under-pressure boss Claudio Ranieri clings on to his job, they still have plenty of talent to choose from.
Boasting a strike force of Diegos in Forlan and Milito, Inter can trouble any of Europe’s best sides and, if playmaker Wesley Sneijder is on a going day, then the hosts are very much the most likely winners.
Quotes of even money about an Inter win in front of their own fans will do for me despite doubts about their resolve and the champions in 2010 can take another step towards what would be a most unlikely repeat success.
2pts Back Inter (vs. Marseille) @ 2.00 (various)