Neither Olympiakos Piraeus nor Red Star Belgrade have any chances to winter in the Champions League. Both lost four of the five group matches and are only struggling to continue in the semifinals of the Europa League.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Red Star Belgrade Free Betting Tips and Odds
The Red and white are already drawn in the Karaiskakis Stadium to defend the third place defended by the reigning Serbian champions for their 3-1 home win in the first leg.
Should the Erythrolefki now succeed but the revenge, the Greek runner-up, who already drew against Tottenham Hotspur at home, but would be a point ahead of the Serbs and would take third place in the final spurt but still seize.
It is Olympiakos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade, according to odds of bookmakers also in the clear favorites role, although this can not be excluded that the Greeks have just retired as their last participation in the group stage in the 2017/18 season as a winless group bottom.
Nevertheless, the Thrylos are home strong. The narrow 2: 3 defeat against FC Bayern from the third matchday was the first defeat in ten European home games in series (seven wins, three draws), which is quite relevant in Olympiakos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade for the prediction.
Especially when compared to the record of the Serbs, who have been waiting for ten away games in Europe for another win (four draws, six defeats) and conceded in the previous five group matches already 19 goals.
Therefore, we consider it most sustainable to join the favorites and play at Olympiakos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade Tip 1, with which the Erythrolefki in 2020 still at least in the Europa League continue.
Olympiakos Piraeus – Statistics & Current Form
At the national level, the Greek record champions, who have already won the country’s most prestigious title 44 times, are once again doing really well. Thirteen Super League season games have been played and Thrylos’ first defeat is still awaiting nine wins and four draws.
Thus, Olympiakos is on point with PAOK Thessaloniki at the top of the table, but because of the clearly better goal difference but held the top position. In particular, because there were only five goals conceded from the 13 games of the season for the defensively very stable Greeks.
All the more annoying that they could not bring this national supremacy on their return to the Champions League after a year of abstinence again on the court. Although the group stage started well with the 2-2 draw at home against the reigning finalist Tottenham Hotspur, the Erythrolefki lost in the following years, however, four games in series.
All the more noteworthy, therefore, that at Olympiacos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade, the odds of bookmakers so clearly turn out in the direction of the home side, who have lost the first leg in Serbia after all, with 1: 3.
But at least at home in the Karaiskakis Stadium, the Thrylos are a force. The 2: 2 against the Lilywhites finally followed a conceivable narrow 2: 3 defeat against Bayern Munich – the only home defeat of the last eleven home games (seven wins, three draws).
The Europa League Piraeus still has 100% in their own hands, although now after two winless home games in series again a home threesome has come. Annoying that captain Konstantinos Fortounis is not available.
The playmaker is missing as well as defensive boss Pape Abou Cissé injured, which in the team of Pedro Martins, which in the width is now not overly well positioned, quite significant.
After all, the reigning Greek runner-up is internationally very experienced. Olympiakos is finally one of the regulars in the Champions League, where the Erythrolefki therefore also set a dubious record.
So far, the Thrylos lost 61 games in the main rounds of the premier class, so from the beginning of the group stage, the qualifying rounds excluded. Only FC Porto has lost more often with 62 defeats. If the team of Pedro Martins now lose the second home game in series, this negative record would be set.
Expected formation of Olympiakos Piraeus:
➠ Sá – Tsimikas – Ba – Semedo – Elabdellaoui – Camara – Guiherme – Soudani – Masouras – Podence – El-Arabi
Last matches of Olympiacos Piraeus:
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Panetolikos Agrinio Vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 0: 3 (Super League)
⚽️ 01.12.2019 – Olympiakos Piraeus vs PAOK Salonika 1: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 26.11.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 4: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Panionios Athens vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 1: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 10.11.2019 – Olympiakos Piraeus vs Atromitos Athens 2: 0 (Super League)
Red Star Belgrade – Statistics & Current Form
28 years ago FK Red Star Belgrade won 5-3 at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari on penalties against Olympique Marseille and thus secured the European Cup of Champions – the predecessor competition of the Champions League.
Since then, however, the Crveno-beli have always been miles away. In the two years later introduced Champions League it was enough for the season 2018/19 for the first time to participate in the group stage, as “Crvena zvezda” with a significant lag behind as group last sang- and soundless.
A year later, the proud club could reach at least after the 2017/18 season once again a winter in the Europa League. Two years ago Belgrade qualified for the semifinals of the second most important European competition for club teams for the sixteenth finals, where it was then finished against CSKA Moscow, so it could go this time as a group member of the Champions League in the pot.
For the team of Vladan Milojevic needs at least one point in Greece, which seems quite feasible, at least from the starting position, although at Olympiakos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade a tip on it is provided with correspondingly high odds.
No wonder, because not only is the Greek record champion home strong, but the Serbs have won only four of their last 21 competitive games in UEFA competitions (eight draws, nine defeats). Away, the Red and white are even for ten games in a row winless (four draws, six defeats).
In addition, the defensive of the leaders of the Serbian Super League are anything but stable. The 19 goals from the previous five group matches are negative value of all 32 teams in the preliminary round.
After all: The dress rehearsal succeeded “Crvena zvezda” at the weekend in a 3-1 victory over Spartak Subotica, with which the reigning national champion was able to extend his lead on the table to ten points. The Milojevic-Elf took 52 out of 57 possible points from the previous 19 games.
However, the Serbian coach, who was also employed in the Greek Super League for a year in the 2016/17 season and was able to celebrate with Panionios even a 1-0 away win at Olympiacos Piraeus, also has two painful failures to compensate.
In addition to striker Milan Pavkov also defensive man Branko Jovicic injured, which makes the task in Greece not just easier.
Expected formation of Red Star Belgrade:
➠ Borjan – Rodic – Degenek – Milunovic – Gobeljic – Petrovic – Canas – Vukanovic – García – Marin – Boakye
Last matches of Red Star Belgrade:
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs Spartak Zlatibor Voda Subotica 3: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 04.12.2019 – Mladost vs. Red Star Belgrade 0: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 30.11.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Vozdovac Belgrade 2: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 26.11.2019 – Red Star Belgrade vs. Bayern 0: 6 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Radnicki Nis Vs. Red Star Belgrade 0: 2 (Super League)
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Red Star Belgrade Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 0 – 0 – 1
The first leg on October 1, 2019 in Belgrade was the only match between Olympiakos Piraeus and FK Red Star Belgrade so far, giving the Serbs a direct comparison with their 3-1 home win.
For “Crvena zvezda” it was already the sixth home win in the sixth match against a representative of the Greek Super League. Away, however, there were only one win and five defeats in six games Greece.
Conversely, the Thrylos had to accept their second defeat against a Serbian team in the first leg (two wins, one draw). There has been one win and one draw at home in the Karaiskakis Stadium.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Red Star Belgrade Free Betting Tips and Odds
In Olympiakos Piraeus against Red Star Belgrade, the prediction is mainly influenced by the fact that the Red and white need a victory to reach the winter in the Europa League.
At least the home side of the Greek record champions, who already played 2: 2 against Tottenham before the close 2: 3 defeat against Bayern and ten games in a row unbeaten at home (seven wins, three draws).
Coupled with the already 19 goals conceded by the Red-White, as well as their poor away record in general (ten away wins in a row without a win) and in Greece in particular (five defeats from the previous six away games), thus consolidates the tendency The bookmakers who see Olympiakos clearly in the lead.
Key Facts – Olympiakos Piraeus vs Red Star Belgrade Tips
🔎 Belgrade won the first leg 3-1, but lost so far five of the six away games with representatives of the Super League
🔎 Piraeus lost only one of his last eleven European home games (seven wins, three draws)
🔎 Belgrade have been waiting for another win for ten European away games (four draws, six defeats)
Only in the 3-1 home win over Thrylos Belgrade stood out. In the other four games, the Serbs remained completely without further success.
Competition: Champions League – Group. B
Bet Tip: Olympiakos Piraeus (1)
Stake: 8/10 units