Olympiacos vs FC Krasnodar
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus).
Olympiacos slotted three unanswered goals past their foes Basaksehir in the previous round and subsequently eased their way into the final playoffs without breaking much a sweat. The hosts have been a tough side to take down and are currently unbeaten in their last twelve games in a row, and that too across all competitions.
FC Krasnodar made headlines in the last round when they came back from behind to dump the two-time Champions League winners FC Porto out of the tournament. Despite losing the initial leg by a narrow 1-0 scoreline, the visitors turned things around in the return clash to keep the scores level at 3-3, following which they progressed on the away goals rule.
The away side will be optimistic, to say the least, of pulling off a similar result against Olympiacos in their maiden matchup. However, a win is by no means guaranteed as the home team are currently on a very formidable run of form, especially in their own backyard.
Olympiacos vs FC Krasnodar Head to head (h2h)
A club-friendly, which finished 2-0 in favor of Krasnodar, is their only prior meeting.
Olympiacos vs FC Krasnodar Prediction
The home team have exerted their superiority over their foes in their recent games on home soil, and have netted ten goals in their last three fixtures here alone while conceding none.
Although Krasnodar did manage to get the better of Porto in the previous playoffs, it needs saying that the Russian outfit have not been consistent in keeping up their winning charm, and have already stumbled once in their last five outings.
On the other hand, Olympiacos are unbeaten in their last five clashes at this venue and have been clinching the win by sizable margins in almost each and every one them. Considering that home advantage will also be favoring Olympiacos in this one, it looks more than likely that Krasnodar will be making the trip back home with a defeat under their belt.
All of the last seven goals that the hosts have scored have come in the final forty-five minutes of the game. Taking into account that six of those seven came in their clashes at home as well, expect the Greek giants to definitely find the back of the net after the restart.
Olympiacos vs FC Krasnodar Betting tips
Full-time result: Olympiacos @ 2.00 (1/1)
Olympiacos to score in second half @ 1.66 (2/3).