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Olympiakos vs Besiktas Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

  • 20:05
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  • Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki
Olympiakos
Besiktas

Tip Reasoning

Olympiakos ended the hopes of Europa League new boys Osmanlispor in the last round when a 3-0 away victory made up for a drab goalless draw at home and saw them through to the last 16 of the competition. However, it’s not all plain sailing for the Greek side.

They lost 2-0 at PAOK on Sunday to make it two wins, one draw, and three defeats in their last six outings in all competitions. They remain top of the Greek Super League, but their lead is now slashed to seven points and there is genuine hope for the chasing Panionios and PAOK.

At home they lost to Panionios in their last outing, to end a 16 match unbeaten streak there in all competitions. The signs of it ending were there with goalless draws against Atromitos and Osmanlispor though. Now they face their biggest test so far with Besiktas coming to town.

The visitors beat Rizespor on Saturday to make it five wins on the bounce for them, leaving them four points clear at the top of the Turkish Super Lig and in good shape going into the final third of the season.

They were comprehensive in their victory over the previously impressive Hapoel Be’er Sheva, beating them 3-1 away from home and 2-1 at home to make it to this stage. This came after they were narrowly eliminated from the Champions League, coming 3rd in the group but just a point behind Benfica.

Away from home Besiktas have won four of their last six, and earlier in Europe they managed a 3-2 victory over Napoli and a 1-1 draw at Benfica, both of whom can be considered better teams that Olympiakos. They were hammered 6-0 at Dynamo Kiev, but that was largely thanks to them playing with nine men for 35 minutes of the game.

I fancy the in form Besiktas to get the points here. Olympiakos aren’t up to their quality and the form the visitors are in at the moment suggest they can carry it through. Away games are always tough in Europe though, so the best bet is going for a Besiktas 0.0 Asian Handicap at 2.100, along with a 1-0 correct score predictions at 7/1 due to Olympiakos’ struggles in front of goal recently.

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