Real Betis vs Olympiacos: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Thursday, November 29th, 2018, 7:55pm
Benito Villamarín Seville
Real Betis welcome Olympiacos to Seville knowing that a win would see them qualify for the Europa League knock out rounds.
Real Betis have faltered lately in La Liga but a recent victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou will have given the team a huge boost of confidence. Big things were expected from this side this season, with that win in Catalonia showing what they are capable of, and qualification for the next round of the Europa League will be expected by fans and players alike.
Olympiacos have also struggled domestically, failing to beat any of their main rivals in the Greek Superleague, and in a two-or-three team division such as the Greek Superleague, that’s particularly costly. Three points in Spain will be vital with only a home game against Milan to come and the Italians travelling to Luxembourg to play F91 Dudelange on match day five.
Betis are still unbeaten in the Europa League this season and picked up four points from a possible six in their two most recent matches against Milan. They have managed to navigate a tricky group with comparative ease and look good for progressing into the round of 32
Olympiacos achieved the expected six points against F91 Dudelange in their last two Europa League fixtures and have given themselves an outside chance of progressing to the knock out rounds. The Greek side do not have a great record against Spanish sides however and a 2-1 Betis victory could be on the cards.
- Both teams to score
Although these two sides played out a 0-0 draw on match day one there is a lot at stake with this fixture and there should be a few goals for the fans to cheer.
- Betis to win to nil
Home advantage should be enough for Betis – and the knowledge that a win would see them through should be all the motivation the Spanish side needs.
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Head to Head
These two have only met once before – the 0-0 draw in September.
- Olympiacos may not have picked up as many victories as they would have hoped by this stage but they are trying – the Greek side have made more attempts on goal than any other team in the competition.
- Betis’ Argentinian midfielder, Giovanni Lo Celso has scored three goals in their last three Europa League matches.
- Olympiacos faced Spanish opposition in their European campaign last season, in the form of Barcelona. They managed a draw at home but were beaten 3-1 at the Camp Nou.
- Betis finished second in their group last time they competed in the Europa League back in the 2013/14 season. There involvement was finally ended by arch rivals Sevilla in the round of 16.