Krasnodar v Olympiakos Betting Tips: BTTS, 2019-08-27

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Both teams to score
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 1.80 (odds taken at 22:57 GMT, 26 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.05 3.40 3.40

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 26 2019 at 22:57)

We’re now at the business end of the Champions League play-offs as this week features the 2nd legs of the final stage before the group phase begins. Our next preview features the clash between Russian side Krasnodar and Greek club, Olympiakos as the betting tips continue at the Stadion FK Krasnodar.

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Krasnodar Prediction – Can Krasnodar pull off comeback?

Tuesday night’s hosts, Krasnodar, have it all to do if they’re to progress through to the group stage of tis season’s Champions League after being dealt a heavy 4-0 defeat away at Olympiakos in last week’s 1st leg in Greece.

I don’t think anyone would have predicted the margin of defeat for the Russian outfit, not even the most ardent of Olympiakos’s fans would have predicted such a heavy victory in favour of their side, but Krasnodar will have to produce something special to get out of this situation.

In the previous round of this competition, Krasnodar overcame a 1-0 deficit against Portuguese club, Porto, despite the scores being level at 3-3, the Russian outfit went through on the away goals rule thanks to a 3-2 win in Portugal in the return leg.

In a very limited history of the Champions League, Krasnodar have only played 3 ties to date, losing 2 of these, so the chances of them making it to the group stage appear to be very slim at best. The hosts must go for it here though, and with forwards Ignatyev and Suleymanov up front, they at least have a chance to score here this evening.


Krasnodar v Olympiakos Over 2.5 goals

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Olympiakos Prediction – Can Olympiakos extend winning streak?

By contrast, Olympiakos possess an impressive pedigree at Champions League level and this has helped the Greek outfit in progressing through the previous qualifying rounds of this competition to reach this play-off tie against Krasnodar.

A 4-0 aggregate win over Czech Republic side, Viktoria Plzen, in the 2nd qualifying round was followed up with a 3-0 aggregate win against Turkish outfit, Istanbul Basaksehir, winning 1-0 in the away leg before returning to their Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki to record a solid 2-0 win in the 2nd leg.

Overall form is certainly impressive for Olympiakos who have now put together an amazing 22-match unbeaten run in all competitions, a sequence that includes 16 wins, while in the Champions League, the visitors have won their last 4 ties on the trot and all to nil.

Whether Olympiakos can keep a clean sheet on the road in this 2nd leg remains to be seen as I’m expecting Krasnodar to throw the kitchen sink against their Greek visitors in order to find a way back into this tie, but it’s definitely Olympiakos’s tie to lose from this point.


Key-Facts – Krasnodar v Olympiakos

  • Krasnodar have played only 3 previous ties in the Champions League
  • Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last 22 matches in all competitions
  • Olympiakos have won their last 4 Champions League ties on the trot


Betting Tips Verdict

Krasnodar have no option but to go on the attack from the outset here, while Olympiakos have enough quality to find the back of the net again.