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Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolves Prediction & Betting tips
The sports world continues to be kept in suspense by the corona virus. No day passes without new restrictions and restrictions. There are now countless scenarios for the rest of the season in European football. It is a fact, however, that this week’s first legs are in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League. In Greece there is a duel between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton.
An innovation in the games is that there will be no handshake of the players before the game in order not to unnecessarily increase the health risk. There have also been rumors that international competitions will take a break after the round of 16. However, a decision in this direction has not yet been confirmed.
First of all, it is important to focus on sport. In this duel, two coaches face each other, who were teammates at Vitoria SC in the 1994/95 season. Both teams have Pedro Martins (Olympiacos Piraeus) and Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton), a Portuguese coach on the sidelines.
Although the Greeks eliminated last year’s finalist Arsenal, the Wolves are considered the clear favorite in this knockout duel. Already in the first leg between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton the guests are considered as favorites according to current odds. After all, the Wolves are considered one of the top favorites in this Europa League season. The remaining games of the EL round of 16 can be found in our tip category Europa League.
After two years without winning the title in the domestic championship, everything currently indicates that the 44-time Greek champion can celebrate the renewed title win this season. After the end of the basic round – which consists of 26 games – Olympiakos leads the table with a seven point lead over PAOK Saloniki.
But not only nationally it runs as desired, but also internationally it works quite satisfactorily for the team of head coach Pedro Martins. The start was extremely bumpy, because the Greeks were simply overwhelmed in the Champions League group phase. In the last group game in minute 87 the penalty was won by a direct duel for third place behind Bayern and Tottenham. Striker El Arabi kept his nerve and sent Olympiakos into the knockout phase of the Europa League.
After the defeat in the first leg against the Gunners, nobody believed in progressing. A collective sleep second of the Gunners defensive allowed defender Pape Abou Cisse 1-0 and so it went into extra time. After an Aubameyang goal, the end still seemed to be sealed, but again Youssef El Arabi became the match winner with his goal in the 119th minute.
This marks the third time that the Greeks have reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16. It has never gone further, because both 2011/12 (against Metalist Kharkiv) and 2016/17 (against Besiktas Istanbul) the team eliminated in the round of 16.
The cornerstone for a surprise should be laid at home. But Olympiakos has lost its home strength internationally. In the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, the Greeks have won only one of the last nine knockout home games. We do not recognize value on Thursday between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton when tapping the home side.
The Wolves of Nuno Espirito Santo are in excellent shape for the second year in the English Premier League and are fighting again for the qualification for Europe. As a look at our betting service table service shows, even the UEFA Champions League is in sight. Nine laps before the end, the gap to fourth place is only five points. Should the exclusion of the Citizens be confirmed, the premier class is only two meters away.
Especially in the past few weeks, the yellow-blacks from Wolverhampton have rushed from one success to the next. In the last eight Premier League games, there was an extremely unfortunate 1-2 loss at home to Liverpool. In the seven remaining games, the Wolves celebrated three wins and four draws.
It can be seen that the defensive is extremely stable. In four of the last five league games, the tip of no goal was the right choice. Thus on Thursday there is a possibility that the forecast between Olympiakos Piraeus and Wolverhampton that the forecast that not both teams will meet is extremely promising.
For the first time in 39 years, the Wolves are playing internationally again this season. The Premier League club was one of six debutants in the current Europa League season. In addition to Wolverhampton, only the LASK is represented by the debutants in the competition.
After the Wolves with 13 points in the group phase confidently fixed their progress, the knockout game against Espanyol Barcelona set the course for the round of 16 in the first leg. A hat trick by Diogo Jota ensured clear conditions. The 2: 3 defeat in Spain was coped with well. This was the first away loss in this Europa League season (five wins, one draw).