Olympiacos vs Viktoria Plzen
Champions League Qualifying
Date: Tuesday, 30th July 2019
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Kyriakakis Stadium (Athens).
Both teams have tasted the Champions League proper and European football on quite a regular scale in the last 10-15 years but one of them has to be knocked out. As though there is nothing between the teams and so it was to no surprise to see the first leg of this qualifying round finish 0-0.
Some will say the advantage goes to Olympiacos now at home in front of their frantic fans, but it only takes an away goal now to make life very difficult for the Greek team.
Before the draw against Plzen, Olympiacos had won all 5 of their games in a row and had been in excellent form. The last time they played at home they beat Larissa on the last day of the Greek season back in May 3-0.
Viktoria Plzen last reached Europe last season when they got to the last 32 of the Europa League but were beaten by Dinamo Zagreb. Olympiacos have been installed as the odds-on favourites at 1.72 (8/11) and Plzen can be backed at around 3/1
Olympiacos vs Viktoria Plzen: Head to Head
The only previous time the teams met was last week in the 1st leg which ended 0-0.
Olympiacos vs Viktoria Plzen: Prediction
We are backing the home side to get the win, and feel it will be a big ask for Viktoria Plzen to come here and do so. But at the same time 1 goal means the home side need two. So how do Viktoria gamble?
If they start attack minded, they have a chance to upset the odds. But we think they will start nervous and this will simply let Olympiacos take control of the game and then set the pace they want it to be. They are decent enough odds given that they are at home and you should get on them to get the right result.
Olympiacos vs Viktoria Plzen: Bet Tips
FT Result: Olympiacos to beat Viktoria Plzen at 8/11 (1.72)