Osmanlispor vs Olympiacos
UEFA Europa League – Round of 32, Second Leg
Date: Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Osmanli Stadium.
Osmanlispor managed to hold the Greek champions to a goalless draw in the first leg in Piraeus. Olympiacos had an extra man in the final 20 minutes of the clash, they completely dominated the pitch, had twice as many shots as the visitors, but it still ended goalless.
The tie thus remains entirely open, but we, just as the bookies, still give more chances to the visitors whose goal could well end the job in Ankara on Thursday.
The hosts ended their poor streak o four consecutive matches without a win in all competitions with an impressive performance at Adanaspor on Sunday. The boss Mustafa Akcay was thrilled to see five different names on the score-sheet.
Osmanlispor’s main troubles popped up in the final third as they failed to score a single goal in three straight games before the weekend’s drubbing of Adana.
The visitors come in the game after an unexpected away loss to AEK Athens over the weekend. It was the second straight game without a goal for Paulo Bento’s side.
Their reign in Super League should, however, not be challenged at all since they are still ten points clear at the top.
Osmanlispor vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Head to head
The goalless draw from last Thursday was the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Osmanlispor vs Olympiacos Piraues: Predictions
We expect a similar match to the one from seven days ago. The hosts are aware of the fact they are underdogs, but we won’t underestimate them at all.
They know how to park the bus and they topped their respective Europa League group ahead of Villarreal and Steaua Bucharest.
Osmanlispor vs Olympiacos Piraues: Bet Tips
The top betting prediction has to be Under 2.5 goals at 8/15.
We also see the value in 20/21 odds on the draw at the half time.