Besiktas vs Olympiacos Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Besiktas vs Olympiacos Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Besiktas will be looking to maximize their home advantage when they welcome Olympiacos at the Vodafone Arena on Thursday evening for the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, with Olympiacos taking the lead against the run of play through Esteban Cambiasso six minutes after the half-hour mark. Besiktas had an overwhelming 65% ball possession and 16 goalscoring opportunities and eventually managed to get on the scoresheet through Vincent Aboubakar in the 53rd minute. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT. 

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Besiktas are hot favourites to qualify further in the competition due to the away goal rule, but Olympiacos proved to be a tough nut to crack on the road throughout their European adventure this season. Olympiacos have suffered just one defeat in their last five European away fixtures and scored at least once in four of these. I’m expecting another open affair with both teams getting on the scoresheet. 

Both teams to score - Yes at 11/10

Over 2.5 goals at 23/20

Besiktas Preview

Besiktas followed up their 1-1 draw against Olympiacos with another 2-2 home draw against Kayserispor in the Turkish Super Lig at the weekend. Vincent Aboubakar netted the opener in the first ten minutes of the second half, but Kayserispor bounced back with two goals within the space of 18 minutes. However, with just two minutes to go Vincent Aboubakar completed his brace to earn Besiktas a vital point. This means that Besiktas still sit on top of the Super Lig table with 54 points after 24 rounds, two points clear of the second-placed Basaksehir. Prior to their recent draws, Besiktas were on a five-game winning streak across all competitions. Besiktas have only lost one of their last eight European fixtures so far this season, and are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak. The most interesting fact is that Besiktas have scored at least once in 17 of their last 18 European games. On home soil, the Turks are undefeated in five European home fixtures, registering two victories and five draws in the process. Cenk Tosun has enjoyed an excellent Super Lig campaign, as he is leading the league’s goalscoring charts with 16 goals in his 24 appearances. Vincent Aboubakar has also been in excellent shape recently, scoring five goals in his last seven appearances across all competitions. 

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Olympiacos Preview

Meanwhile, Olympiacos have struggled for consistency over the past month, registering three draws, three defeats and four wins in their last ten games across all competitions. The good news is that Olympiacos have returned to winning ways at the weekend, as they picked up a comfortable 2-0 home win over Atromitos in the Greek Super League. Similar to their Thursday’s opponents, Olympiacos are also on top of their domestic table, but they have six more points than the 2nd-placed Panionios. Prior to their recent win over Atromitos, Olympiacos suffered three consecutive defeats in the Super Lig and failed to score a single goal during that run. Away from home, Olympiacos have only won three of their last eight games across all competitions. The good news is that Olympiacos have suffered just one defeat in their last five European away fixtures while winning three in the process. Brown Ideye was Olympiacos’ most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, but he preferred a move in China at Tianjin Teda. Olympiacos brought in Karim Ansarifard to replace Ideye, and the 26-year-old striker already managed to get on the scoresheet against Atromitos at the weekend.

Get Both teams to score - Yes at 11/10 here

Besiktas Team News

Caner Erkin, Demba Ba, Dusko Tosic and Marcelo are all missing through injury, while Tolgay Arslan is out through suspension.

Olympiacos Team News

Stefanos Kapino, Seba and Alberto Botia are all out through injury, but Alejandro Dominguez and Bruno Viviano are still missing through suspension.

Besiktas saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Besiktas have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 4 games against Olympiacos

Olympiacos saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Olympiacos saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 4 games played against Besiktas

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Besiktas Form Guide

Besiktas Team Logo

Besiktas

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

22-04-2018

Super Lig

Yeni Malatyaspor Team Logo Yeni Malatyaspor

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

29-04-2018

Super Lig

Galatasaray Team Logo Galatasaray

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-05-2018

Cup

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

07-05-2018

Super Lig

Kayserispor Team Logo Kayserispor

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-05-2018

Super Lig

Osmanlispor FK Team Logo Osmanlispor FK

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Super Lig

Sivasspor Team Logo Sivasspor

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

BFC Siofok Team Logo BFC Siofok

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Gyirmot Team Logo Gyirmot

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Shakhtar Donetsk Team Logo Shakhtar Donetsk

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Olympiacos Form Guide

Olympiacos Team Logo

Olympiacos

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

18-02-2018

Super League

Panionios Team Logo Panionios

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-02-2018

Super League

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT - )

D H

04-03-2018

Super League

Panathinaikos Team Logo Panathinaikos

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-03-2018

Super League

Platanias Team Logo Platanias

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

31-03-2018

Super League

Levadiakos Team Logo Levadiakos

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-04-2018

Super League

AOK Kerkyra Team Logo AOK Kerkyra

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

22-04-2018

Super League

Apollon Smirnis Team Logo Apollon Smirnis

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-04-2018

Super League

Panetolikos Team Logo Panetolikos

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Super League

PAS Giannina Team Logo PAS Giannina

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Eupen Team Logo Eupen

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Besiktas Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Olympiacos Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Besiktas vs Olympiacos Sidelined Players

Besiktas
88 Caner Erkin Injured
30 Marcelo Injured
18 Tolgay Arslan Suspended
Olympiacos
36 Bruno Viana Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fabri 180 67
3 RB Adriano 172 67
2 CD Matej Mitrovic 187 80
77 LB Gokhan Gonul 174 73
6 CD Dusko Tosic 185 79
13 CDM Atiba Hutchinson 187 72
7 CM Ricardo Quaresma 175 73
15 CDM Oguzhan Ozyakup 180 75
94 CM Anderson Talisca 188 72
49 CM Ryan Babel 185 79
9 CF Vincent Aboubakar 184 82
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Nicola Leali 188 78
45 CD Panagiotis Retsos 185 76
6 CD Manuel da Costa 187 78
22 RB Aly Cissokho 181 75
77 LB Diogo Figueiras 170 63
52 CM Georgios Manthatis - -
7 CM Konstantinos Fortounis 183 70
18 CM Tarik Elyounoussi 172 68
4 CDM Jacques Alaixys Romao 180 74
19 CDM Esteban Cambiasso 177 78
17 CF Karim Ansarifard 187 80