Olympiacos have already claimed the scalp of a Premier League side in this competition this term, and will surely have Wolves on their toes when they do battle in Piraeus in the first leg of this quarter-final tie.
Olympiacos v Wolves – Europa League
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki
Kick Off: 17:55
TV Channel: BT Sport
Olympiacos have shown massive character since dropping down from the Champions League, and thus will be confident of extending their stay in this competition when Wolves come to town.
Arsenal memorably fell to the Greek outfit at the last-16 stage over two legs, and Tottenham were also held to a draw in Piraeus during their unsuccessful journey in Europe’s primary tourney as Pedro Martins’s well-drilled side continued to punch above their weights.
The Red-Whites have had over a week to recover from the 3-2 cup loss to PAOK, but with their very healthy lead atop the Greece Super League 1 standings, Olympiacos will definitely now be even more fired up to give their latest opposition a run for their money yet.
Wolves, taking in their first European adventure in almost four decades have not performed badly for themselves on all fronts, the draw with Brighton at the weekend nonetheless.
They made it to this stage after convincingly edging out Espanyol 6-3 on aggregate in the last round and have, on a general, played some breathtaking football all season.
Returning to England still in the tie will serve as a big boost for Nuno Espírito Santo’s men but will the absence of their fans in Piraeus due to regulations against Corona Virus be a dent to their chances?
Hillal Soudani is the only absentee for Olympiacos.
Jonny is the only injury worry for Wolves.
Head to Head:
Olympiacos Wins – 0
Draws – 0
Wolves Wins – 0
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Olympiacos’s last three Europa League games.
Wolves have conceded exactly one first-half goal in each of their last three Europa League away games.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Wolves’s last four Europa League games.
Olympiacos Last 5: L W W W L
Wolves Last 5: W W L W D
Olympiacos will be mindful of the fact that getting a favourable result at their background will play an important role in their chances of advancing from this tie. They might have triumphed over Arsenal at the Emirates but Wolves certainly represents a different test. That said, the visitors will favour a close, hesitant affair, which will limit the volume of goals that could be on show. Backing an Under 2.5 goals (3/5) market thus looks an option worth taking.
A 1-1 draw is prized 11/2 and is another realistic option on the Correct Score market for punters to jump on.