Olympiakos v Plzen Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2019-07-30

Champions League Tips

Champions League
Tuesday 30th July 2019
Kickoff: 1930hrs
Pick: Olympiakos AH-0.25
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.56 (odds taken at 03:14 GMT, 30 July 2019)

1 X 2
1.83 3.50 4.48

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on July 30, 2019 at 03:14)

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Tuesday night brings us the 2nd legs of the 2nd qualifying round ties in the Champions League and our next featured match is the clash between Greek outfit, Olympiakos, and Czech Republic club, Plzen, as the betting tips continue at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki.

Olympiakos Prediction – Can Olympiakos make home advantage count?

Last week’s 0-0 draw away at Tuesday night’s opponents, Viktoria Plzen, has now placed Olympiakos in the driving seat ahead of this 2nd leg tie.

That creditable draw in the Czech Republic has extended Olympiakos’s unbeaten run to an impressive 17-match stretch in all competitions.

The hosts are therefore looking to be in a very positive position ahead of this return leg at their Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki.

With an 8-match unbeaten sequence in all competitions under their belts on home turf as well, Olympiakos look to be a hard team to beat in their own backyard.

This solid 8-match sequence includes 5 wins over Aris, Atromitos, Xanthi, Viitorul and Nottingham Forest – the latter two wins being pre-season friendlies.

Olympiakos will also be keen to improve upon their results at home where the Champions League is concerned – they’ve won just 2 of their last 9 ties.

Mind you, recent defeats to Sporting and Juventus with a draw against Barcelona are nothing to be ashamed of.

Goalscoring midfielders, Fortounis and Masouras are perhaps Olympiakos’s greatest goal threats for this clash.


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Plzen Prediction – Can Plzen hang in there in Greece?

Plzen may be feeling that they missed a golden opportunity last week when they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw in the 1st leg by Olympiakos.

The visitors managed to bounce back though in the Czech Republic domestic top flight with a 3-2 home win against Karvina.

That league win became Plzen’s fourth of their last five matches overall, so they’ll be confident that they are still in this 2nd qualifying round tie.

With just 1 defeat out of their last 7 matches away from home in all competitions, Plzen will be further boosted by their results on the road in recent times.

However, switch over to results away from home in the Champions League and you’ll find Plzen’s possible achilles heel.

The Czech Republic outfit have recorded just 2 wins out of their last 10 away ties in this competition which were at Maccabi Tel Aviv and CSKA Moscow.

Perhaps the most telling statistic though in Plzen’s last 10 away ties in the Champions League is the fact that they’ve failed to keep a single clean sheet.


Key-Facts – Olympiakos v Plzen

  • Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last 17 matches overall in all competitions
  • Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last 8 home matches too
  • Plzen have recorded just 2 wins out of their last 10 away ties in the CL


Betting Tips Verdict

It’s advantage Olympiakos and the hosts should just about edge this return leg to progress to the next round.