Anderlecht vs Olympiakos
Anderlecht suffered 2:0 defeat in the first round of Champions League as they visited Benfica two weeks ago. Belgium side was pretty competitive during whole game, but have conceded two early goals as the Portuguese side were 2:0 up after thirty minutes of the game. However, even though they created chances and were competitive, they stood without responding after goals conceded.
Right after that defeat, they suffered maybe even worse defeat losing to their arch rivals Club Brugge with a 4:0 result away from home. Still, the team managed to get back to the winning ways with a 7:0 demolition of Eupen in the Belgium Cup, while they won 2:0 over Lierse last weekend in the domestic league. With this victory they continued being at the upper part of the table as they are currently fourth, but already are nine points away from league leaders Standard Liege. Belgium side will be going for a victory here, as every other result leaves them with minimal chances of getting the second phase of Champions League. They will have no fresh injury worries, while the attack will be led by Matias Suarez, accompanied with Massimo Bruno and Frank Acheampong from wings.
Olympiakos, on the other hand, stood more than well on the field in the first half-time against PSG in the first round of Champions League, but when they were left without power in the second half, things got much easier for the French side. Finally, PSG took a clearly earned 4:1 victory while the Greek side once again made a poor result in Europe.
After that defeat, they also suffered a setback away from home to Panetolikos making a goalless draw, while the team bounced back with confident victory over amateur side Fokikos 5:1 at home in Greek Cup and a 2:0 victory over Panionios in Greek league last weekend. However, team still stands well at the table being three points ahead of second placed PAOK. Going into this game, they also know that everything except a victory leave them minimal chances in a group together with Benfica and PSG. Greek side also has no fresh injury worries, as they will try to get a positive result with Saviola and Mitroglou at the top of attack.
Visitors have so poor record in European competitions, especially away from home and couldn’t be trusted whatsoever. Anderlecht isn’t playing bad at all and are surely at least a bit closer to claim all three points than the side that constantly disappoints in Europe.