Thanks to a clever 1-0 success in the first leg Olympiakos is already one leg in the playoffs. Basaksehir showed off a week ago very aggressively in the style of play, which could be seen on proud four yellow cards until half-time, but the own opportunity utilization was very poor.
Today’s Soccer Prediction Olympiakos Piraeus vs Basaksehir
The culmination of this shortcoming was reached in injury time, as still a penalty was not transformed. In addition, midfielder Irfan Kahveci picked up a yellow-red card, with which the Turks compete in the second leg substitute-weakened. Piraeus now already draws to move into the next round.
However, it is not to be expected that the hosts will engage in their own usual fanatical scenery on such computational games. The starting position is certainly very comfortable, because Basaksehir must occur offensively, as at least one hit is needed to at least reach a possible extension.
Between Olympiakos Piraeus and Basaksehir the odds for a tip on the home win seem even more promising, especially as the Greeks are known to be very strong in front of their own fans.
Olympiakos Piraeus – Statistics & Current Form
For the former series title carrier jumped in the last season, only the second place in the Greek Super League out. Due to the vice title “Thrylos” had to go in the current qualifying already in the second round.
Here, the red-whites competed against the Czech runner-up Viktoria Pilsen. After a goalless draw in the first leg in Bohemia, the bag was quickly constricted at home with a 4-0. Once again it was observed that Piraeus is an extremely unpleasant opponent on its own terrain.
In the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium 13 out of 15 games were victorious in the domestic league last season. Only the reigning champion PAOK recorded a win and Panathinaikos a draw. In the current calendar year, it was also only a sensational defeat in the Greek Cup against Lamia.
Since the end of February at the end of February, no further compulsory or test match has been completed as a loser – this series now includes 19 games (13-6-0)! The Portuguese coach Pedro Martins, who has been in office for about a year, can not currently rely on his captain Konstantinos Fortounis.
The 26-year-old attacking midfielder injured in the preparatory phase and was already missing in the games against Pilsen. The Frenchman Mathieu Vablbuena, who also knows Turkish football well, has done well. The ex-Fenerbahce player put on the decisive goal of striker Georgios Masouras in the first leg.
Hereby he repeated his performance from the home game against Pilsen, as Valbuena also prepared the 1-0 by the Brazilian Guilherme against the Czechs. Given the home strength of the 44-fold champion is definitely understandable why the Olympiacos Piraeus vs Basaksehir odds knock down towards the hosts.
Expected formation of Olympiakos Piraeus:
➲ Jose Sa – Elabdellaoui – Meriah – Semedo – Tsimikas – Guilherme – Bouchalakis – Podence – Valbuena – Masoura – Guerrero
Last matches of Olympiacos Piraeus:
⚽️ 07.08.2019 – Istanbul Basaksehir Vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 30.07.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs Viktoria Pilsen 4: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.07.2019 – Viktoria Pilsen Vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 0: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Nottingham Forest 3: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Olympiacos Piraeus vs HSV 1: 1 (friendly match)
Basaksehir – Statistics & Current Form
The first leg was in the view of Basaksehir one disappointment: From an opportunity plus no profit was beaten and in addition to a missed penalty collected the kicker from Istanbul additionally a yellow-red card.
For the Turkish runner-up, the starting position is now very difficult and there are many indications that the dream of the Champions League was already finished last week. The Elf of Okan Buruk has unlike Piraeus also less international experience.
Only for five years Basaksehir is regularly represented in the qualification for the Champions or Europa League. Only once succeeded two years ago the leap into the group stage of the Europa League. To this day, from a European perspective, this is the greatest success of the footballers of the Bosporus.
The squad is well filled with interesting players, with the majority clearly exceeding the zenith of personal performance. Examples are the Brazilian Robinho or the Frenchman Gael Clichy, who are already in the late fourth decade of life. On the offensive, the hopes are mainly on the shoulders of Bosnian Edin Visca.
The 29-year-old is a veteran of the Turkish runner-up: So he is already in the ninth season at Basaksehir. In the past season Visca delivered the best yield as scorer and assistants in the jersey of the blue-oranges.
The offensive player was involved in more than half of the 49 goals this season. In the first leg, however, his nerves failed when Visca could not accommodate the penalty in injury time in the opposing goal. His failed attempt fit seamlessly into the weak conception of his team.
For Basaksehir, there were hardly any positive results in preparation for the summer: apart from a win against USK Anif, which is only based in the Austrian regional league, none of the following four friendly matches ended with a win. Instead, bankruptcies against Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Mönchengladbach as well as a draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf and AEK Athens were recorded.
Expected formation of Basaksehir:
➲ Günok – Clichy – Vieira – Chedjou – Caicara – Visca – Tekdemir – Robinho – Gulbrandsen – Crivelli – Ba
Last matches of Basaksehir:
⚽️ 07.08.2019 – Istanbul Basaksehir Vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 31.07.2019 – AEK Athens Vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Dusseldorf vs Istanbul Basaksehir 1: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – Gladbach vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 5: 1 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Ajax Amsterdam vs Istanbul Basaksehir 2: 1 (Friendly Match)
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Basaksehir Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The last week’s match, which drew 1-0 in the Greek port city, was the first direct encounter between Olympiacos Piraeus and Basaksehir. The odds for the second match are now in favor of further red-white success.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Basaksehir Our Best Soccer Predictions Explained
Since the group stage of the Champions League two years ago, Piraeus has lost no home game in a European competition. In the meantime at least seven games took place in front of their own audience and five of them were victoriously won. Among other things, Olympiakos scored victories against well-known clubs such as AC Milan or Burnley FC.
Also in the previous round of the current qualifying for premier class, the Greeks were no nakedness and sent the Czech runner-up Viktoria Pilsen with a 4-0 on the journey home to Bohemia. Home strength is certainly the biggest factor that speaks for Piraeus in the coming match.
In addition, the quality of the squad can be considered better compared to Basaksehir, although currently Captain Fourtanis has to fit due to injury. Newcomers such as former French international Valbuena on offense or Portuguese midfielder Ruben Semedo have also integrated well into the team structure.
Key Facts – Olympiakos Piraeus vs Basaksehir tips
📌 The first leg ended with a 1-0 away win from Piraeus
📌 The hosts have not lost a game since the end of February – 13 wins and six draws
📌 The Turkish runner-up has never reached the group stage of the Champions League
Although Olympiakos draws, we believe that the Hellenic record champions will play for victory. Games between Greek and Turkish teams are always associated with a high prestige, which is why there will be no lack of motivation on the part of the home side. In addition, a 1-0, of course, a narrow lead, which should be better not only managed.
Basaksehir, on the other hand, has to play offensively in the wake of the first leg deficit, which will leave plenty of room for the Red & Whites. The Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Basaksehir’s tip thus includes a home win.
This is in addition to the fact that the guests have to give up one of their best midfielder in the person of Irfan Kahveci due to a card suspension.
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Competition: Champions League Qualification