Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolverhampton

The sports world continues to be kept in suspense by the corona virus. No day passes without new restrictions and restrictions. There are now countless scenarios for the rest of the season in European football. It is a fact, however, that this week’s first legs are in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League. In Greece there is a duel between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton.

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An innovation in the games is that there will be no handshake of the players before the game in order not to unnecessarily increase the health risk. There have also been rumors that international competitions will take a break after the round of 16. However, a decision in this direction has not yet been confirmed.

First of all, it is important to focus on sport. In this duel, two coaches face each other who were teammates at Vitoria SC in the 1994/95 season. Both teams have Pedro Martins (Olympiacos Piraeus) and Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolverhampton), a Portuguese coach on the sidelines.

Although the Greeks eliminated last year’s finalist Arsenal, the Wolves are considered a clear favorite in this knockout duel. Already in the first leg between Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolverhampton the guests are considered as favorites according to current odds. After all, the Wolves are considered one of the top favorites in this Europa League season.

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After two years without winning the title in the domestic championship, everything currently indicates that the 44-time Greek champion can celebrate the renewed title win this season. After the end of the basic round – which consists of 26 games – Olympiakos leads the table with seven points ahead of PAOK Saloniki.

The last minute heroes

But not only nationally it runs as desired, but also internationally it works quite satisfactorily for the team of head coach Pedro Martins. The start was extremely bumpy, because the Greeks were simply overwhelmed in the Champions League group phase. In the last group game in minute 87 the penalty was won by a direct duel for third place behind Bayern and Tottenham. Striker El Arabi kept his nerve and sent Olympiakos into the knockout phase of the Europa League.

After the defeat in the first leg against the Gunners, nobody believed in progressing. A collective sleep second of the Gunners defensive allowed defender Pape Abou Cisse 1-0 and so it went into extra time. After an Aubameyang goal, the end seemed still sealed, but again Youssef El Arabi became the match winner with his goal in the 119th minute.

The quarter-finals of the Europa League have never been reached

This marks the third time that the Greeks have reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16. It has never gone further, because both 2011/12 (against Metalist Kharkiv) and 2016/17 (against Besiktas Istanbul) the team eliminated in the round of 16.

The cornerstone for a surprise should be laid at home. But Olympiakos has lost its home strength internationally. In the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, the Greeks have won only one of the last nine knockout home games. We do not recognize value on Thursday between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton when tapping the home side.

Probable lineup of Olympiacos Piraeus:

➤ Sa – Tsimikas, Ba, Cisse, Elabdellaoui – Camara, Guilherme, Bouchalakis – Valbuena, El Arabi, Randjelovic

Last games from Olympiacos Piraeus:

⚽️ Cup 03/04 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki FC 3 – 2 Olympiacos Piraeus
⚽️ Super league 03/01 2020 Olympiacos Piraeus 2 – 0 Panetolikos
⚽️ Europa League 02/27 2020 Arsenal London 1 – 2 Olympiacos Piraeus
⚽️ Super league 02/23 2020 PAOK Thessaloniki FC 0 – 1 Olympiacos Piraeus
⚽️ Europa League 02/20 2020 Olympiacos Piraeus 0 – 1 Arsenal London

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The Wolves of Nuno Espirito Santo are in excellent shape for the second year in the English Premier League and are fighting again for the qualification for Europe. As a look at our betting service table service shows, even the UEFA Champions League is in sight. Nine laps before the end, the gap to fourth place is only five points. Should the exclusion of the Citizens be confirmed, the premier class is only two meters away.

The Wolves are in excellent shape

Especially in the past few weeks, the yellow-blacks from Wolverhampton have rushed from one success to the next. In the last eight Premier League games, there was an extremely unfortunate 1-2 loss at home to Liverpool. In the seven remaining games, the Wolves celebrated three wins and four draws.

It can be seen that the defensive is extremely stable. In four of the last five league games, the tip of no goal was the right choice. So on Thursday there is a possibility that the forecast between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton that the prediction that both teams will not score is extremely promising.

Successful return to Europe

For the first time in 39 years, the Wolves are playing internationally again this season. The Premier League club was one of six debutants in the current Europa League season. In addition to Wolverhampton, only the LASK is represented by the debutants in the competition.

After the Wolves confidently fixed their progress with 13 points in the group phase, the knockout game against Espanyol Barcelona set the course for the round of 16 in the first leg. A hat trick by Diogo Jota ensured clear conditions. The 2: 3 defeat in Spain was coped with well. This was the first away loss in this Europa League season (five wins, one draw).

Probable lineup of Wolverhampton:

➤ Rui Patricio – Coady, Boly, Kliman – Vinagre, Dendocnker, Moutinho, Gibbs-White, Doherty – Traore, Jimenez

Last games from Wolverhampton:

⚽️ Premier League 03/07/2020 Wolverhampton 0 – 0 Brighton
⚽️ Premier League 03/01/2020 Tottenham 2 – 3 Wolverhampton
⚽️ Europa League 02/27/2020 Espanyol 3 – 2 Wolverhampton
⚽️ Premier League 02/23/2020 Wolverhampton 3 – 0 Norwich
⚽️ Europa League 02/20/2020 Wolverhampton 4 – 0 Espanyol

Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolverhampton Betting Odds and Predictions

The corona virus is also omnipresent in Greece, with Olympiakos President Evangelos Marinakis there is also a prominent victim. The strong man of the Greeks cannot currently support his own club. However, according to the current state of affairs, nothing stands in the way of the first leg on Thursday – whether this will change at short notice remains to be seen.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolverhampton Best odds Europa League

🔺 Betting Prediction: Olympiacos Piraeus
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.50
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 3.30
🔺 Betting Prediction: Wolverhampton
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.32

Key facts – Olympiacos Piraeus vs Wolverhampton tips

🔻 Olympiakos President tested positive for Corona
🔻 For the first time, the two teams face each other
🔻 The Wolves are one of the big favorites to win the title in the current EL season

Should it be played – with or without fans – the Greeks are certainly of lower quality than the strong-playing Premier League club from England. Above all, the Wolves will be able to adapt perfectly to the opponent, winter newcomer Dani Podence has been borrowed from Olympiakos and can provide Nuno Espirito Santo with inside information.

Traore, Jimenez & Co. are in great shape and we see a high probability that the tip on the away win at betting odds of over 2.00 will prove successful in the first leg between Olympiacos Piraeus and Wolverhampton.

🔺 Competition: Europa League
🔺 Date: 12.03.2020
🔺 Betting Prediction: 2
🔺 Betting Odds: 2.32
🔺 Stake: 5/10 units