In parallel so as Brugge will host Galatasaray, will be another early game environments in the first round group stage of the Champions League: will play the Greek “Olympiacos” and the English “Tottenham Hotspur” from group B.
The team, last season competing in the Europa League, and this sent “Krasnodar”, will accept on the home field the finalist of the Champions League and one of the former and current leaders of the English Premier League.
- Olympiacos FC
- Tottenham Hotspur
- The coefficients and forecast
The Greek team became Vice-Champions of their country last season and that was to qualify for the Champions League from the 2nd round, so this season has spent enough European matches: already 6.
In the qualifying round of the playoffs, Olympiacos twice defeated the “Krasnodar”: the first with the score 4:0 at home and then 1:2 away, and was left out of the tournament “Basaksehir Istanbul” and “Victoria Plzen”.
In the super League “red-white” have played only 3 rounds, but are in first place in the standings with a goal difference is 7:0.
After a goalless first match of the season, against the “Victoria Plzen” Olympiakos have won all 8-and subsequent matches.
Only one of these games, the team from Piraeus had not opened the score when missed in Krasnodar first but then took the lead again — it was the only goal of the Greek team gave their opponents to score in the last 10 matches.
Generally, Olympiakos has not lost any of their previous 26 encounters, but this long series very likely will fail in the Champions League.
The English team started the new season, winning in the first round of Premier League draw with Manchester city, but then suddenly lost in its new stadium, “Newcastle United”.
Let a championship race it wasn’t very good, however Tottenham after 5 rounds, APL takes 3rd place in the standings and is second in points only to Manchester city and Liverpool, scoring 11 goals and conceding 6.
Home match against “forty” from Newcastle-upon-Tyne was the only one of 5 in a new campaign in which spurs have not scored — all other 4-h meetings, the team from the capital of England was celebrated at least by 2 goals.
In the end, the standard over was in 6 of their last 7 matches with participation of “Hotspur”, and the representatives of North London have scored and conceded in 5 of these matches, but none of the field is still not lost.
The coefficients and forecast
Judging by the quotations of bookmakers, finalist of the Champions League last season has a better chance to win than the home team:
4.1–4.5: the victory of “Olympiacos Piraeus”;
1.83–1.93: victory Tottenham Hotspur.
In 2 of the 3 last matches as a “red-white” and “violet-whites” ended with a dry victory of one of the participants, although 2 previous check out of the London teams ended in a draw with the score 2:2 but they were against top teams in the Premier League: Manchester city and Arsenal.