Olympiacos vs Besiktas Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Olympiacos vs Besiktas Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Besiktas will be looking to extend their winning streak across all competitions to six games when they travel to the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki to take on Olympiacos on Thursday night for the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. Olympiacos suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat on the road at their eternal rivals PAOK in the Greek Super League at the weekend, conceding two second-half goals within the space of 7 minutes. On the other hand, Besiktas won 1-0 at home over Rizespor last time out in the Super Lig thanks to a first-half goal from Gokhan Gonul. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Although they looked terrible over the past few weeks, Olympiakos are a strong side at home as they have only lost one of their last 16 home fixtures across all competitions. Furthermore, they are undefeated in the last three European home games, having conceded just two goals in the process. I think that Olympiacos can secure at least a draw in this one, but I’m also backing Besiktas to get on the scoresheet as they have scored at least once in 16 of their last 17 European games.

Olympiacos Draw No Bet at 4/6

Both teams to score - Yes at 19/20

Olympiacos Preview

Olympiacos have been struggling for consistency over the past month, having won just three of their last eight games across all competitions. The most worrying fact is that Olympiacos have lost all of their last three games in the Greek Super League, including a 2-0 defeat at PAOK in their most recent league fixture. However, Olympiacos still sit on top of the league table with 51 points to their name after 23 rounds, six points clear off the 2nd-placed Panionios. Despite the recent struggle, Olympiacos still hold the best both offensive and defensive records in the division, scoring 43 goals and conceding just 13 in the process. Sandwiched in-between their recent league defeats, Olympiacos managed to beat Osmanlispor 3-0 on aggregate in their Europa League round of 32 tie. This is the first time that Olympiacos have reached the round of 16 since 2011/12, and they have never made it to the last eight in the competition. Olympiacos can count on their home form ahead of this clash, as they were on a 16-game unbeaten streak across all competitions prior to their 0-1 defeat against Panionios in their most recent home league fixture. Furthermore, Olympiacos have only lost one of their five European home fixtures so far this season, and are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak. 

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Besiktas Preview

On the contrary, Besiktas head into this clash on a high as they are currently on a five-game winning streak across all competitions. The Turks enter the fray on the back of a three-game winning run in the Super Lig, including a 1-0 home victory over Rizespor at the weekend. Sandwiched in-between their league results, Besiktas managed to beat Hapoel Beer Sheva home and away in their Europa League round of 32 tie. Besiktas have been decent throughout their Champions League group stage campaign despite the fact that they finished only third in the Group B table. They have only lost one of their six group fixtures, but that sole defeat proved to be crucial for their qualification, as they suffered a 6-0 loss at the hands of Dynamo Kiev in the final group fixture to finish just one point off the 2nd-placed Benfica. Besiktas have scored in 16 of their last 17 European games, the exception being their 6-0 defeat at the hands of Dynamo Kiev. Away from home, Besiktas have only lost one of their four away European fixtures this season and managed an impressive 2-3 victory at Napoli in this term. Celik Tosun is a player to watch for Besiktas, as he is leading the Super Lig’s goalscoring charts with 16 goals under his belt, and he also scored two goals in Besiktas’s two-legged tie against Hapoel Beer Sheva.

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Olympiacos Team News

Bruno Viviana is the only absentee for Olympiacos ahead of this game, as he is missing through suspension.

Besiktas Team News

Necip Uysal, Caner Erkin and Demba Ba are all missing through injury ahead of this trip.

Olympiacos saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Olympiacos Form Guide

Olympiacos Team Logo

Olympiacos

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Goztepe Team Logo Goztepe

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Leganes Team Logo Leganes

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Luzern Team Logo Luzern

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Luzern Team Logo Luzern

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Super League

Levadiakos Team Logo Levadiakos

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Super League

PAS Giannina Team Logo PAS Giannina

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Super League

Asteras Tripolis Team Logo Asteras Tripolis

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Besiktas Form Guide

Besiktas Team Logo

Besiktas

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

09-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

LASK Team Logo LASK

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Super Lig

Akhisarspor Team Logo Akhisarspor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

LASK Team Logo LASK

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Super Lig

Erzurum BB Team Logo Erzurum BB

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

23-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Partizan Beograd Team Logo Partizan Beograd

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

26-08-2018

Super Lig

Antalyaspor Team Logo Antalyaspor

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

30-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Partizan Beograd Team Logo Partizan Beograd

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

02-09-2018

Super Lig

Bursaspor Team Logo Bursaspor

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-09-2018

Club Friendlies

Altinordu Team Logo Altinordu

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Super Lig

Yeni Malatyaspor Team Logo Yeni Malatyaspor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Olympiacos Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 vs Besiktas Sidelined Players

Olympiacos
36 Bruno Viana Suspended
Besiktas
88 Caner Erkin Injured
20 Necip Uysal Injured
99 Demba Ba Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Nicola Leali 188 78
22 RB Aly Cissokho 181 75
3 CD Alberto Botia 187 80
45 CD Panagiotis Retsos 185 76
77 LB Diogo Figueiras 170 63
52 CM Georgios Manthatis 174 74
7 CM Konstantinos Fortounis 183 70
18 CM Tarik Elyounoussi 172 68
4 CDM Alaixys Romao 180 74
19 CDM Esteban Cambiasso 177 78
17 CF Karim Ansarifard 187 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Fabri 185 67
3 RB Adriano 172 67
6 CD Dusko Tosic 185 79
77 LB Gokhan Gonul 174 73
30 CD Marcelo 190 79
94 CM Anderson Talisca 188 72
13 CDM Atiba Hutchinson 187 72
7 CM Ricardo Quaresma 175 73
49 CM Ryan Babel 185 79
18 CDM Tolgay Arslan 179 71
9 CF Vincent Aboubakar 184 82