Olympiacos vs. Betis Sevilla / Europa League – This duel in the first round of Europa League draws a lot of attention, because it will be played in Piraeus between the most successful Greek team, Olympiacos, and a team that returns to European scene after five years, Betis. Otherwise, both teams are in a good mood for their first mutual duel in history, while we also need to add that there is another great Italian team, Milan, in this group, as well as debutant from Luxembourg, Dudelange.
Olympiacos vs. Betis Sevilla begins 20.09.2018 at 21:00 CET
Because of the fact that they are together in the group with Milan, this first duel with Betis is extremely important for Olympiacos, and for this reason they announced that they would play with their strongest forces. Otherwise, the team from Piraeus has played regularly in the Champions League for the past years, but last season they only took third place in the Greek Championship and for this reason they started from the third qualifying round of Europa League this season, where they were better than Swiss Lucerne. playoffs and English Burnley.
In addition to the many good performances in the qualifying rounds of Europa League, coach Martins' players have also opened their domestic championship with three victories, so they are deservedly in the leading position of Greek Superliga at the moment. As for the problems with absence for this duel with Betis, they cannot count on defender Koutris, midfielder Androutsos and right winger Pardo.
Probable lineups Olympiacos: Gianniotis – Elabdellaoui, Miranda, Vukovic, Tsimikas – Bouchalakis, Camara – Christodoulopoulos, Fortounis, Podence – Guerrero
We have already said in the introduction that Sevilla returning to the European scene after five years, thanks to the fact that they ended last championship season in a great sixth place, which is why they automatically won performance in the group stage of Europa League. But, at the start, they will have a very difficult performance at the Greek Olympiacos, which should certainly be the main competitor in the fight for these two places that lead to the knockout phase.
However, coach Quique Setien has announced that he would send a combined team in Piraeus, mostly because he wants to give the opportunity to those players who did not get enough playing time in La Liga, where they made one win, two draws and one defeat in the first four rounds and are currently in the middle of the table. We should also add that only the Portuguese midfielder Carvalho is currently out of action for this match.
Probable lineups Betis Sevilla: Robles – Mandi, Bartra, Feddal – Barragan, Javi Garcia, Lo Celso, Firpo – Joaquin, Tello – Sergio Leon
Olympiacos vs. Betis Sevilla PICK
Given that there is also a team of Milan in this group of Europa League, then it is quite clear that the most important thing for Olympiacos and Betis is to remain undefeated in this duel and that is why we do not expect a lot of goals in Piraeus.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.85 at pinnacle (down to 1.78 can be played)
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