Partizan vs Olympiacos
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Tuesday, 25th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Partizana (Belgrade).
A stern test waits in the way of Greek giants Olympiacos as they look to return to Champions League after a one-year absence.
Olympiacos were knocked out of the qualifiers by the least expected opponent last season. Hapoel Beer Sheva, the club from Israel were priced at 10.50 to win the tie. But the Greeks failed to score in both legs, helping the Israel to bag a 1-0 win on the basis of a goal scored at their home turf. Olympiacos qualified for the Champions League in 7 consecutive seasons before the misery performance.
FK Partizan’s lone appearance at the Champions League group phase in a decade came in 2010/11 season. A year they want to forget as they finished bottom of the group losing all four games.
Partizan defeated familiar foes from Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro era, Buducnost Podgorica in the second round. It was a 2-0 home win that made the difference, with away leg seeing a goal-less draw.
Partizan vs Olympiacos: Head-to-head
The teams are meeting for the first time in a UEFA competition.
Partizan’s record against Greek clubs at UEFA competitions is 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Olympiacos beat Rad 3-2 in their lone meeting against a Serbian Club.
Partizan vs Olympiacos: Prediction
Despite the Champions League drought, Partizan are a very capable, especially while playing at their home turf. They are unbeaten in 6 qualifying matches with 5 wins and 1 draw. And they are expected to be very positive about their chances against a team like Olympiacos.
The pre-season didn’t well as planned for Olympiacos. They managed just 2 wins from the 6 matches during the period. It seems like they will face similar ghosts like in last season.
Partizan vs Olympiacos: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 1.50 odds with Betway.
Double Chance – Partizan or Draw at 1.57 with Betway.