Olympiakos v Dynamo Kiev Betting Tips: Draw, 2019-02-14

Europa League Tips

OLYMPIAKOS v DYNAMO KIEV
Europa League
Thursday 14th February 2019
Kickoff: 1755hrs
Pick: Draw
Bookmaker: Comeon
Odds: 3.45 (odds taken at 15:42 GMT, 14 Feb 2019)

Greek outfit Olympiakos play host to Ukraine club Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16 first leg in the Europa League as the betting tips continue at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki with Olympiakos no doubt looking forward to returning to home turf for this clash.

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Olympiakos Prediction

Olympiakos have had to travel away from home in their last two matches on the domestic scene with a cup clash at Lamia which ended in a 3-3 draw along with a 3-1 defeat at PAOK in the Greek Super League, so they’ll be looking forward to more familiar surroundings for Thursday night’s encounter with Dynamo Kiev.

In the group stages of the Europa League, Olympiakos finished in second spot two points behind group winners Real Betis and level on 10 points with Italian club AC Milan, but they edged them out on goal difference to keep their European hopes alive.

Although Olympiakos suffered two defeats in their three away matches during the group stages, they remained unbeaten on home soil by holding Real Betis to a 0-0 draw before recording back-to-back home wins against F91 Dudelange and AC Milan in impressive and convincing 5-1 and 3-1 victories respectively.

The hosts are unbeaten in their last nine home matches in the Europa League.

 

Key-Facts – Olympiakos v Dynamo Kiev

  • Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last nine home matches in the Europa League
  • Dynamo Kiev have lost just 1 of their last 9 away matches in the Europa League
  • The only previous meeting between these two sides ended in a 1-1 draw

 

Dynamo Kiev Prediction

Dynamo Kiev finished top of the pile in Group K with a two point margin ahead of runners-up Rennes who they recorded home and away wins against during the group phase along with a 1-0 win at Kazakhstan club, Astana.

The visitors actually performed and gained better results away from home as they remained unbeaten on their travels with a 2-2 draw at Jablonec which was followed up with the aforementioned wins at Rennes and Astana.

Indeed, look at the bigger picture of Dynamo Kiev’s results away from home in the Europa League and they’ve lost just once in their last nine matches on their travels which was a 3-2 loss at Albanian outfit, Skenderbeu Korce.

Within this nine match sequence away from home, Dynamo Kiev have been involved in four draws against Maritimo, AEK Athens, Lazio and Jablonec and it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that Thursday night’s first leg clash at Olympiakos could also end in stalemate.

Betting Tips Verdict

The only previous meeting between these two sides was a club friendly back in July 2014 which ended in a 1-1 draw, and we could see the same result unfolding in Greece this evening, with either another 1-1 draw or even a 0-0 stalemate.


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