Omonia Nicosia vs Olympiacos
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia).
A penalty at the 69th minute converted by Valbuena and a late goal in the extra time by El Arabi sealed the victory for Olympiacos in the first leg of the Champions League qualifiers this season at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium against the likes of Omonia Nicosia.
The Cyprus contingents made little effort with their 39% ball possession and 2 shots hitting the target in ninety minutes. They only had 3 corner kicks in total and their feeble defensive line allowed 6 corner kicks for the opponents.
Omonia Nicosia vs Olympiacos Head-to-head (h2h)
- The first leg clash was their maiden meeting in a major contest.
- The encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Olympiacos.
Omonia Nicosia vs Olympiacos Prediction
Olympiacos will visit on the back of a home win and now that their ground advantage is not applicable in the game, we can expect a more defensive play from the visitors. Even when a 1-0 loss or a draw will qualify them in the tournament, the Red-Whites will aim to finish in style.
Besides, their first-leg win was a clean sheet win, and the Queen had a weak attack in their play. So, we can expect the visitors to find the back of the net at some point in the game. With that stat, we can count on the Thrylos to win either half of the fixture.
Furthermore, the host enjoys the ground advantage, but their squad strength might not be enough to handle Pedro Martins and his men. Since the game expects a huge margin win for the home team, they will have to rely on counter-attacks rather than pushing upfront.
But having a weak defense will not help them move more players higher, which is why backing the away team for a win seems to be the ideal choice. Playing in a much cooler hat, Olympiacos could create more chances and create problems for the home team’s defense in ninety minutes.
Omonia Nicosia vs Olympiacos Betting tips
Olympiacos to win either half @ 1.44 (4/9).
Full-time result: Olympiacos @ 1.75 (3/4).