Olympiacos vs Burnley
2018/19 Europa League Play-off (1st Leg)
Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki (Piraeus).
In the playoffs of the Europa League qualifiers, Olympiacos are going to host English side Burnley.
After a disappointing last season when they finished as 3rd in the domestic championship, Olympiacos are looking for a fresh and successful start. They’ve joined the competition in the previous round and eliminated Swiss side Luzern pretty confidently with a 7-1 aggregate.
Miguel Guerrero started the season very well as he has already produced three goals in two matches. The hosts are regular participants in the group stages of the continental cups and they want to secure a good result in front of their fans.
Burnley have been pretty good in the Premier League last season and they got the chance to participate in Europa League qualifiers.
Sean Dyche’s side has been playing very disciplined football and although they haven’t produced too many goals, they were very tight in the back.
They continued in the same fashion in the current season and except their latest 3-1 home defeat against Watford in the Premiership.
Burnley were involved in three matches where the crowd was able to see just one goal.
Olympiacos vs Burnley: Head-to-head
This is going to be the first occasion for these two sides to face each other. Burnley didn’t have the chance to face any Greek side in their history, while Olympiacos have been playing against English clubs pretty frequently in the past few seasons.
Olympiacos vs Burnley: Prediction
Although the visitors are very hard to crack, and this is going to be a pretty tight clash, Olympiacos are considered as favorites in front of their crowd and they should be capable of securing an advantage from the first leg clash.
The hosts have been very efficient in past two matches, but this time much tighter opposition is in front of them. We are not expecting to see too many goals and it is very likely that these two sides are not going to produce more than two goals in total.
Olympiacos vs Burnley Bet Tips
Home win @ 2/3 (1.67)
Under 2.5 goals @ 4/7 (1.57).