Marseille vs Olympiakos
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Vélodrome.
The Phocaeans have been the worst team in the group so far, and are placed dead last in the table. They have lost all of their games till now, and have conceded the most number of goals as well. And embarrassingly they have not yet scored a single goal in return.
It goes without saying that they have 0% chance to make it to the knockouts now, and their best case scenario is qualifying for the Europa League.
However, for that they will have to dramatically improve their form here on, and will have to go after the win this Tuesday.
Thrylos, who have been better comparatively, will try to take advantage of this desperation. They have posted a total of three points on the board, and are lagging by six points behind the second-placed Porto.
As such, they still stand a miniscule chance of making it to the Round of 16, and a great chance of qualifying for the Europa.
Considering this motivation, plus their victory in the reverse fixture of this upcoming game, and the struggles of the French team – expect Olympiakos to record the better performance this Tuesday.
Marseille vs Olympiakos: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pedro Martins’s men had registered a 1-0 win at home in the reverse fixture.
- They have a winning streak going on against this opponent since 2011, and have not conceded a single goal in the period.
- Andre Villas-Boas’s men have a 100% winning record in games against other Greek teams. However, all these match-ups had taken place three decades back.
- Thrylos had won two of the preceding four encounters against other French squads.
Marseille vs Olympiakos: Prediction
The Phocaeans lost 0-2 at home the last match-day, against Porto. In the meantime, Martins’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Manchester City.
Going on, Thrylos had won ten of their preceding fifteen overall matches, and are on a two-game winning run on the road – and they had scored two or more goals in both these fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in eight of their previous twelve match-ups, and remained so in seven of their last nine games. Do also note that they have kept a total of two clean sheets at home all through 2020.
In addition, they had also lost the reverse fixture, have not scored a single goal yet in the competition, have lost all the games in the group stage till now, are on a losing run in h2h clashes since 2011, and have not scored a single goal against them in that period as well.
Likely, expect Olympiakos to avoid a loss at the very least, and to score at least once in the first half against Villas-Boas’s men, who will be on all-out attack mode due to desperation.
Marseille vs Olympiakos: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Olympiakos or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).