On October 21, Olympiacos and Marseille will play in the first round of the Champions League to determine the strongest, and we have prepared a forecast for this match. Who will be stronger? – find out below.
To get into the group stage of the Champions League, the “white-red” were forced to show their class in the qualifying final, where, as a result of two matches, “Omonia” passed (2: 0). This result surprised few people, since the difference in class was noticeable immediately.
The team gradually gained momentum, as the domestic championship began almost simultaneously. Olympiacos played four games and showed really good football, the club scored ten points in the end and continues to chase Aris.
As for the European competition, Pedro Martins’ charges are ready to challenge Marseille and Porto, but with Manchester City it will be clearly harder, though now the main thing is to focus on the fight against the French, because the hosts are only expected to win.
Southerners showed a good game last season, so they managed to get directly into the group stage of the Champions League. The team ended up in the fourth basket, although they were clearly lucky with their rivals.
Within the framework of the domestic championship, “Marseille” could not win for a long time, but in the last meeting the club broke through. Andre Villas-Boash’s guys beat Bordeaux at home (3: 1). The hosts did not really dominate the field, but they took advantage of the scoring chances better, plus in the 14th minute they could have scored from the penalty spot.
The Blues are going to Greece, so you need to immediately prepare for a tense confrontation, since Olympiacos is aggressive and assertive at home, so most likely the players of the French club will have to adjust to their opponents.
Olympiacos have won their last six home games.
Marseille have not lost away in four games.
The rivals held four personal meetings, three wins on the account of the French club, although the last game was held in 2011.
“Marseille” made a lot of efforts to win in the last meeting, plus the flight, and all this will certainly affect the game of the French. “Southerners” love to play open football, but they are unlikely to be allowed to accelerate in Greece.
Olympiacos is doing great at home, the club has always been famous for its character and desire to win, so the White-Reds will clearly not give the opponent the initiative, rather, on the contrary, they will put pressure on the opponent and, in our opinion, finish their own, respectively, the bet on home victory looks like a good option.
Our prediction is the victory of Olympiacos for the coefficient 2.41 in BC Parimatch