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Rijeka (Cro) vs Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) Prediction & Betting tips
Jacques Alaixy Romao was the celebrated man a week ago in the first leg between Olympiakos Piraeus and HNK Rijeka. The Greeks, who came into the game, made pressure from the first minute, but were unable to place any of their 20 goals in the opponent’s net. The guests proved what efficiency means and turned their first chances to the surprising leadership. In the second round the hosts managed to equalize after 66 minutes, before Jacques Alaixys Romao scored the 2: 1 goal in the third minute of stoppage time. Thus, the initial position for the Greek champion is not at all bad, even if before the return on Tuesday still everything is open. The betting rates for the pure play-off after 90 minutes are completely balanced, since also the bookmakers are hard to predict this encounter. As Rijeka’s runners-up team will have to increase the risk with continuous play and the guests from Piraeus are a very strong team, we estimate the probability of a success of the away team a bit higher and have us for the victory of Olympiakos Piraeus decided.
Rijeka (Cro) :
HNK Rijeka could celebrate the biggest success of the club’s history on the international stage with the entry into the group stage of the Champions League. In the first qualifying round, the Croats beat the Welsh representative TNS 2-0 and 5-1, before they went as an outsider in the duel with RB Salzburg. However, the Austrians, as always, left the qualification in the last decade as they were unable to score a 0: 0 away from home after a 1-1 draw at home. Rijeka are now facing the last hurdle of Olympiakos Piraeus, scoring a very good first-leg result.
As much as they annoyed the Last Minute goal a week ago, they were so happy about a so late hit on the weekend. In the league, Rijeka beat Lok. Zagreb with 2: 1. The golden goal fell only in the 94th minute by Florentin Matei, who missed a penalty a few minutes before and threatened to become a tragic hero. The success against the capital club should make the team of Matjaz Kek especially in the development courage that they can also return after residue. Just this ability is needed on Tuesday to ensure the huge success with a home win against Piraeus.
Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre):
Olympiacos Piraeus, as reigning champion in Greece, is in the new season and wants to be the title defense in the league the country also well represented internationally. The millions from the royal class are firmly committed in the budget and so the match on Tuesday can be described as one of the most important games of the year at such an early time in the season. In the last qualifying round Partizan Belgrade were eliminated and Piraeus proved the experience and individual class in the team in the duels against the Serbs. In Belgrade the Red-Whites won 3-1 and added the first home defeat in 2017 to the hosts. The 2: 2 in the return was then still pure form thing.
The already-mentioned, spectacular 2: 1 win against Rijeka a week ago followed the first three on the first day of the new season in the Super League. AE Larisa was clearly underway from the start and the 4: 1 for Olympiakos was also quite in order. With a view to the important game on Tuesday, some pros, such as former Bremen’s Marko Marin, were spared to send the best possible eleven on the pitch in terms of Champions League qualifying.
Rijeka (Cro) vs Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) head to head matches
16.08.17 CL Olympiakos Piraeus Rijeka 2 : 1