Olympiacos vs Besiktas
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 9th March 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus).
Olympiacos are meeting yet another Turkish opponents in this round of the UEFA Europa League, having defeated Osmanlispor in round of 32.
The Greek Champions will be hoping for a repeat of their round of 32 result as they face Beskitas this Thursday. They were victorious with 3-2 aggregate against Osmanlispor in the previous round.
Olympiacos last featured in round 16 in 2011/2012 season, they will be searching for their first ever Europa League quarter finals game.
Meanwhile, Besiktas have never made it to the last 8 in the UEFA Europa League, but have reached this stage in UEFA Cup and European Cup in 2002/2003 and 1986/1987 respectively. They are hoping to produce a better result in this game to prepare themselves for the reverse leg of the fixture.
Olympiacos vs Besiktas: Head to Head Statistics
Both teams have not been involved in any competitive games in the past, their previous encounter was declared walkover in 1958.
The two teams have played twice in friendly games, Olympiacos won the first game 2-1 while Besiktas defeated them 1-0 in the reverse game.
Olympiacos have played 5 games against Turkish teams, they have won 2 out of the 6 games, lost twice and drawn once. They have also scored 6 goals and conceded twice.
Olympiacos are yet to lose a game against any Turkish team at home, they have won once at home and drawn once.
Besiktas have played on 2 games against Greek sides, both teams have ended in draw.
Olympiacos vs Besiktas: Prediction
The two teams haven’t been much successful in European games which makes none of the two teams favorites for this game.
However, BJK’s good form puts them ahead of the home teams, the visitors have won all their last 5 games in all competitions, while Olympiacos have lost 3 times in their last 5 games.
We are expecting Besiktas to get a narrow win in this game.