Olympiakos vs FC Porto
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.
The Dragons have already ensured that they will finish second in the table regardless of their result in the final match-day. Likely, they could be expected to field a comparatively weaker playing eleven, and this presents a huge opportunity for the hosts of the day – Thrylos.
The Greek team has posted a total of three points on the board so far, and is placed third in the table. As such, they have a shot to secure a ticket to the Europa League.
However, the dead-last placed Marseille also have three points against their name, and they are in the race for the sole entry-pass to the Europa.
Should Pedro Martins’s men match the result of the French contingent, the former will secure the third spot in the group, since they have h2h superiority.
However, it’s a risky path to follow, and the safe course would be to target a win. There’s hope since Marseille are pitted against Manchester City.
By the looks of things, count on hosts Thrylos to deliver a fierce performance this Wednesday, against the already-qualified Sergio Conceicao’s men.
Olympiakos vs FC Porto: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Dragons recorded a 2-0 win in the reverse fixture, at home.
- Three of the former six overall games had goals from both teams, as well as three or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
- The visitors have scored a total of one goal from the preceding three clashes at this stadium.
Olympiakos vs FC Porto: Prediction
Martins’s men lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Marseille. In the meantime, Conceicao’s men held Manchester City to a goalless draw at home.
Going on, the Dragons will be playing relaxed, and in all probability will field a weaker squad, since they have already made sure of the second spot in the table. On the other hand, the hosts are playing desperate.
In addition, Thrylos have a 100% winning record in h2h clashes at home, and have conceded a total of just one goal from the past three such meetings. Moreover, they had also won 14 of their preceding 16 appearances at this venue, whereas their counterparts were winless in three of their past six road trips.
As such, expect Olympiacos to win at least one of the halves this Wednesday.
Going on, owing to their desperation, chances are very high for goals to come in plenty this game week.
Olympiakos vs FC Porto Betting Tips
Olympiakos to Win Either Half @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).