Olympiakos Piraeus and İstanbul measured forces at Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory outside Olympiakos Piraeus by (0-1) in the first leg . İstanbul has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The home team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal lead, after the victory was 0-0 in the first leg. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 33 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 42 goals scored and 12 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Olympiakos Piraeus won 6, drew 3 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Olympiakos comes to this motivated game, after a great 0-1 victory on the move to the Basaksehir stadium: Masouras scored the team’s only goal. In the previous round, the Greek club easily beat Viktoria Plzen. In this second match against the Turks, coach Pedro Martins must adopt a more dominant strategy, benefiting the possession of the ball and the attacks organized by the flanks. Masouras, Podence and Guerrero will be the most advanced men in the attack front of the Greeks, while Guilherme, Bouchalakis and Valbuena are the owners of the midfield. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Lázaros Christodoulopoulos and Fortounis, both with physical problems.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a 1-goal drawback and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 away matches İstanbul has 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback.
The Turks of Basaksehir arrive at this second game after a 0-1 defeat against Olympiakos, thus being in a very difficult situation. In this second match against Olympiakos, coach Okan Buruk must keep his team in 4-4-2, favoring a more direct style of play, across the flanks: Robinho and Visca are responsible for transporting the ball to the attack. On the other hand, Enzo Crivelli is very powerful and competent in completion. Out of this game will be Kahveci and Chedjou, both suspended.