Olympiacos vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus).
Olympiacos walked away with the bragging rights in their previous tie, with a narrow 1-0 win over their foes. The hosts are unbeaten in their last ten clashes in all competitions and have been impressing with quite a few goals to their name.
The visitors were dismal in their last game and managed not more than four feeble shots on target as opposed to the home team who registered seven. The Turkish outfit have not been faring well in their recent games either and have just one win to boast of in their last eight.
The away side’s run of form is certainly a stark contrast to the one that the hosts are in right now, and are facing the imminent possibility of being shown the exit door when they lock horns with Olympiacos this week.
Olympiacos vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head to head (h2h)
- The first leg of this tie is their only previous meeting.
Olympiacos vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
The home team have been a dominant side in their clashes on home soil, and have admitted defeat no more than once in their last fifteen fixtures here. The squad have also not been shy in racking up the goals tally, and have amassed fourteen goals to their name from their previous three matchups alone.
Istanbul Basaksehir are without a win in their last four trips on the road and have been very poor in the attacking third with just three goals in the bag. Additionally, the away goal that they conceded, means that the side from Turkey already have ground to make up.
Considering that Olympiacos have been winning big in their previous two games at this venue, and with a clean sheet intact in both, the visitors have little or no hope in coming out on top in this one.
Also, Istanbul have been failing to threaten in any of their recent outings. So, a low scoring clash, with Olympiacos sealing the deal with under 2.5 goals on the scoresheet, is definitely looming large.
Olympiacos vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting tips
Full time result: Olympiacos @ 1.90 (9/10)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).