Nantes vs Olympiakos Betting Tips And Predictions

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France Nantes vs Olympiakos Greece
8th September 2022
Kick Off: 20:00 hrs
Football – France – UEFA Europa League
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 9/4 odds recorded 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 at Betfair

Nantes will end a long absence from European football when they line up in the Europa League on Thursday.

The French Ligue 1 side will open their group stage campaign with a home fixture against Olympiakos.

The Greek giants arrive looking to end a winless streak of form in the competition and kick off as underdogs.

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Nantes Preview – European Return

The last time that Ligue 1 side Nantes was seen in European football was in the 2001/02 Group Stage of the Champions League.

The former Champions League semi-finalists (1996) won last season’s Coupe de France to get back into UEFA competition.

It has been an indifferent start to the new Ligue 1 season by Nantes.

They have recorded only one victory in six (D3 L2).

Nantes were hammered by PSG in league action on the weekend.

So far in their French top-flight campaign, Nantes have averaged a goal per game.

The last time that they were in the UEFA Cup was in the 2000/01 season.

Nantes won seven of eight fixtures in that campaign, losing in the round of sixteen to FC Porto.

The Yellow House are 7/5 favourites in Nantes vs Olympiakos betting odds*

Our betting prediction:
1-1 Correct Score

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* (odds recorded 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 at Betfair)


Digging into more trends for the betting landscape for this fixture, we look at goals.

Over 2.5 goals has come in all but one of Nantes’ last seven Europa League matches.

Four of their seven matches this season (all competitions) have done so too.

The over 2.5 goals option for Thursday’s football betting is at even money*

Again, it’s been so long since they’ve been in Europe, that it’s hard to get a read.

Overall in all competitions this season Nantes are W1 D3 L3.

Each of those losses were against either PSG or Marseille, the current top two sides in France.


Olympiakos Preview – Greeks To Challenge

Olympiakos started their season in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

They dropped from there after a loss against Maccabi Haifa.

The Greek side were then tasked with facing a couple of qualification rounds in the Europa League to reach the group stage.

They met Slovan Bratislava and Apollon Limassol in those qualifying rounds.

Olympiakos battled their way through, drawing all four of those matches across the ties.

Drawn results have been a fixture of their season.

Olympiakos are W2 D6 L1 in all competitions this season.

Out of that, it has been four road games and four draws produced, so they have a knack for it.

In the match outright, Olympiakos are 21/10 underdogs with Betfair*


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Olympiakos tend to be involved in low-scoring contests in Europe as we have seen against this season.

Their last four Europa League matches have gone under 2.5 goals.

The Greek side were involved in the group stage last season and they qualified for the knockouts where they were eliminated by Atalanta.

But, including qualifiers, Olympiakos have won only four of their last sixteen matches in the tournament.

They are tough to beat, but can they do enough to win?


Nantes vs Olympiakos Betting Tips

This has the look of being a tight match. Nantes make a long-awaited return to Europe courtesy of last season’s Coupe de France title.

But their domestic form at the start of the new season hasn’t been particularly inspiring.

So the draw in the match outright is the first tip at 9/4 with Betfair*


Key Facts – Nantes vs Olympiakos Selected Stats

  • Nantes are in European football for the first time since 2000
  • Nantes have won 7 of their last 8 Europa League matches
  • Olympiakos have won 4 of their last 16 Europa League matches


Greek giants Olympiakos are pretty savvy and know their way around the Europa League group stage.

Still, they don’t win often enough to warrant going all the way in on the road victory on Thursday.

The 1-1 correct score comes onto the radar at 11/2 for football betting tips*

* all recorded 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 at Betfair

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The Best Betting Odds For Nantes vs Olympiakos

Nantes to win: 7/5 at Betfair
Draw: 9/4 at Betfair
Olympiakos to win: 21/10 at Betfair