Besiktas VS Olympiakos BETTING TIPS (16-03-2017)
Besiktas VS Olympiakos BETTING TIPS (16-03-2017)

Besiktas VS Olympiakos BETTING TIPS (16-03-2017)

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March 16, 2017 18:00 -
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PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Besiktas VS Olympiakos

Besiktas and Olympiakos play in Vodafone Arena in a Europa League second round match (Round of 16), after the 1-1 draw in the first leg. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there was 1 tie and 1 victory for each team of the last 3 times that they met.

The home team arrive in the second hand after a 1-1 away draw, so a draw for less than 1 goal is enough to confirm the advantage, adding up the result of both hands. In the last game he played, for Super LIga, tied with Kayserispor at home for (2-2). In the last 10 home games Besiktas have recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. The team does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: they managed to score the first goal in 12 of the last 15 matches, of which 12 reached the interval in the lead in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.

Besiktas are back at home for the Europa League, trying to maintain their good performance in order to qualify for the next round and enter the field with a certain advantage as they scored a goal away from home despite a draw. Considering all the competitions he contests, the team has been unbeaten for seven matches, taking the lead of the Turkish Championship. The club’s last participation in the continental tournament was in the 2015/2016 season, when they failed to make it through the group stage. As principal, in the current season, the team did not score in just one of the twenty-four games played. For this match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, especially for Aboubakar, who scored three goals in the last two games.

The visiting team arrives in this second hand at a disadvantage after a home draw in the previous game, in which they conceded 1 goal. In the last game he played for the Super League, he won Atromitos Athens home (2-0). In the last 5 games as a visitor to the Europa League Olympiakos has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. The team conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 11 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 4 games in which he conceded the first goal.

Olympiakos enter the pitch for their twelfth Europa League game a little under pressure as they failed to build a home advantage in the first leg and will now have to seek the result at the home of the Turks. Despite leading the Greek Championship, the team had suffered three consecutive defeats in the competition, until it returned to win in the last round, which gives an extra boost to the team in the continental tournament. Last season, Olympiakos competed in the Europa League and was eliminated by Anderlecht before the round of 16. For that match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, with highlight to Fortounis in the midfield.

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