Olympiakos hosts Omonia Nicosia
Olympiakos hosts Omonia Nicosia in Piraeus in a first game from the playoffs of the Champions League. Only one of these two teams can reach the group stage of the competition. Let’s look at it in our free soccer betting tips for today.
Olympiakos are a well known force in European football and they start their Champions League campaign directly from the playoffs. Just a week ago they won their first trophy for the season. They faced AEK in the final of the Greek Cup and achieved a 1-0 win. Lazar Randelovic scored the only goal in the game after just 9 minutes of playing.
Olympiakos started their Super League 1 season with a win as well. Pedro Martins’ team hosted Asteras at the Georgios Karaiskaki and enjoyed a solid 3-0 win. The champions scored all of their goals after the halftime break when Fortounis and Masouras twice put the ball in the net.
Omonia Nicosia are one of Cyprus’ strongest teams at the moment. In the previous round of the Champions League qualifiers they managed to eliminate Serbian giants Crvena Zvezda from the competition. The game in Nicosia ended with a 1-1 draw, but during the penalties the hosts did better and progressed to the playoffs. The Czech centre-back Michael Luftner scored Omonia’s only goal in the game.
Omonia’s current squad is really an international one. You can spot players like Jordi Gomez, Vitor Gomes, Thiago Santos, Fabiano and Mamadou Sene. The Norwegian head coach Henning Berg has some interesting players to work with.
These are our free soccer betting tips for the Champions League playoff game between Olympiakos and Omonia Nicosia on Wednesday. This is the first game, so both teams will try to get a good result before the second leg. Olympiakos are favourites, but don’t take Omonia too lightly – they have a team with some potential.