Basaksehir v Olympiakos Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-08-07

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Wednesday 7th August 2019
Kickoff: 1845hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 2.10 (odds taken at 06:47 GMT, 07 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.56 3.09 2.95

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 07, 2019 at 06:47)

Preview: The 1st legs of the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League continue on Wednesday night and our next preview features an encounter between Turkey and Greece with Basaksehir taking on Olympiakos as the betting tips continue at the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu in Istanbul.

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Basaksehir Prediction – Can Basaksehir gain vital lead?

This tie looks all set to be a titanic struggle between the Turkish and Greek sides in this two-legged affair with Basaksehir holding home advantage first.

The hosts will no doubt be glad to get back to more familiar surroundings as all 5 of their pre-season friendlies were played away from home.

These matches resulted in just the one win for Basaksehir which was a 4-1 win away at Austrian amateurs, Anif.

However, back-to-back defeats at Ajax and Borussia Moenchengladbach were followed by back-to-back draws at Fortuna Dusseldorf and AEK Athens.

Therefore, Basaksehir are coming into this important 1st leg without any real positive momentum behind them which makes them tough to back here.

But no need to despair as the goals market appeals with 11 of Basaksehir’s last 15 matches resulting in both teams scoring.

In addition, Basaksehir will be especially keen to get a win under their belt in this 1st leg as they’ve managed just 1 win out of their last 9 matches on the road.

The goalscoring option is helped by the likes of midfielder Visca and forward Robinho who bagged a total of 25 goals between them last season.


Basaksehir v Olympiakos Over 2.5 goals

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Olympiakos Prediction – Can Olympiakos stay level ahead of 2nd leg?

The Greek visitors have fared better in the numerous pre-season matches that they’ve played since the end of the Greek Super League season.

In total, Olympiakos have played a total of 8 warm-up matches which includes 3 wins and 5 draws, the wins being against Viitorul, Jagiellonia and Nottingham Forest.

The bigger picture shows us that Olympiakos have been a tough unit to beat overall though as the visitors are unbeaten in their last 18 matches in all competitions.

Perhaps it’s no surprise then that Olympiakos sailed through their previous qualifying tie in the Champions League against Czech Republic side, Viktoria Plzen.

Olympiakos recorded a 4-0 aggregate win over Plzen which was a 0-0 draw in the 1st leg away, then they followed that up with a 4-0 win in the home leg.

8 of Olympiakos’s last 15 matches overall have resulted in both teams scoring, while being unbeaten in their last 9 away matches overall.

However, before we get too carried away with Olympiakos, it should be noted that they’ve gained just 4 wins out of their last 16 away ties in the Champions League.

Goalscoring personnel such as midfielders Masouras and Fortounis along with forward Guerrero scored a total of 29 goals between them last term.


Key-Facts – Basaksehir v Olympiakos

  • 11 of Basaksehir’s last 15 matches have resulted in both teams scoring
  • 8 of Olympiakos’s last 15 matches overall have resulted in both teams scoring
  • Basaksehir and Olympiakos have never played each other before


Betting Tips Verdict

There’s a fair chance this 1st leg could end in a draw, but it may well be a score-draw if so.