Olympiakos vs Luzern – Europa League : Olympiakos has completely been dominating Greek football
But last season they’ve lost the Greek title and they’ve made a campaign well below what was expected.
This year they intend to recover the Greek title, but also to make a good campaign in the Europa League, where advancing onto the group stage is a clear and defined objective by Olympiakos’ manager, the Portuguese Pedro Martins.
On this team we can see a lot of Portuguese players or players that played in Portuguese football, such as André Martins, Roderick, Podence or Pardo.
The pre-season of this team was reasonable, and they’ve ended with a draw against the Spaniards of Leganés.
Podence and Roderick were starters and they have good chances of being able to feature on the starting line-up again on this encounter where Olympiakos are clearly favourites.
Luzern: Luzern is a Swiss team that last season did very well and finished in 3rd place, only behind the champions Young Boys and Basel.
Luzern has a roster formed by a majority of Swiss players, having some international ones but without experience on the European competitions.
Luzern got off to a poor start in the league and they have lost on the two initial rounds. On the weekend, they’ve recovered from the crisis and were finally able to win, in that case against Lugano by 4-2.
They actually started the match at a disadvantage, but they’ve turned things round and were able to build a good victory.
Those were 3 important points before this European meeting. By having finished in 3rd place, they managed to avoid playing on the previous rounds, which means that Luzern will make their European debut on this encounter.
Olympiakos vs Luzern – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Olympiakos is a superior team and I’m convinced that they will start off strong and win this encounter.
After a disastrous year in the league and where the European participation also wasn’t impressive.
The responsible of this team know about the importance of starting off well and especially not to compromise at this stage and on a tie where they are favourites.
Beating Luzern at home is fundamental and it is essential for them to travel to Switzerland already with an advantage to manage in this tie and avoid upsets.
The Swiss also played better on the past weekend and they have won an important match, reaching this match with some confidence, because the victories transmit confidence and playing on this competition is also important for Luzern.
Still, playing at home, Olympiakos should make the difference, having a stronger roster and stronger solutions, which means they are more capable of winning in this encounter.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP