Olympiakos vs Burnley
Olympiakos host Burnley in the 1st leg in EL.
Olympiakos are the slight favourites for the bookies in this tie and that's understandable, because Burnley don't have the depth to play twice a week in Premier league and EL and it's expected a little more tiredness in their starting line-up. The Greek league is still not started and Olympiakos have only one job during the week and it is to prepare their team at max level for the European games. Their first challenge was eliminated with easiness. Olympiakos trashed Luzern 4:0 at home, while in Switzerland they earned one more win, this time 3:1. In both games all goals were score by Christodoulopoulos and Guerrero, so it's obvious they will be the main threats for Burnley tonight.
Visitors eliminated two opponents in EL till now. Firstly they fooled Aberdeen in the extra time in England after both teams drew twice(1:1), while in the next round it happened the same against Istanbul Basaksehir but this time there were two goalless draws and a winner in the extra time in England for Burnley. Istanbul outplayed Burnley in their tie but the goal didn't come in all 180+ minutes. I think it will happen the same against Olympiakos and the Greek side will be pretty dominant on home soil tonight. Burnley also have some problems with the starting line-up- Nick Pope and Defour are out for this game, while Brady probably will not play. When we add the fact they didn't start very well in England Premier league with 0:0 against the Saints as guests and 1:3 home loss against Watford, I don't think their confidence is too high right now.
This is expected to be a low-scoring game where the hosts will firstly try to keep a clean sheet. If they don't concede a penalty or receive a red card during the game, I think their chances to take at least goalless draw are very high. 0:0 or 1:0 are the most possible results for me here! So, I am going with the pick Olympiakos will not receive a goal in their net tonight.
Olympiakos vs Burnley prediction
|Olympiakos to keep a clean sheet||Bet365||1.80||9||3-1 LOST (-9 units)|