Olympiakos Piraeus and Krasnodar face in Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, which have not played any games in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 12‑07-2014, in a match that ended the final score: Olympiakos Piraeus (0-2) Krasnodar.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The home team arrives at this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs) after having played previous qualifiers with: İstanbul and Viktoria Plzeň. In their last 10 home games Olympiakos Piraeus records 7 wins and 3 draws.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. His defense has been very solid, since he has not suffered goals in the last 4 matches, and his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Olympiakos comes to this motivated match, after a 2-0 victory against Basaksehir, in a second leg round of the Champions League: Semedo and Valbuena scored the team’s goals. In the previous rounds, the Greeks defeated Viktoria Plzen and Basaksehir. In this match against Krasnodar, coach Pedro Martins must maintain his usual style of play, that is, he will organize his players in a 4-3-3, favoring a more supported style of play. The extreme right Podence is one of the great dangers in the attack front of the local club and is very competent when it comes to carrying the ball for the attack. For this match, the coach cannot count on Papadopoulos, Fortounis and Christodoulopoulos, all with physical problems.
The away team arrives at this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs) after a win out by (2‑3) and a defeat at home by (0‑1) with Porto. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he won the Tambov away by (0-2). In its last 10 away matches, Krasnodar records 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 24 of the last 28 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
The Krasnodar team comes to this match with a 0-2 win against Tambov, in a match for the Russian Championship. To reach the Champions League play-offs, the Russians eliminated FC Porto. Coach Sergey Matveev is expected to keep the team 4-3-3, with Marcus Berg being the team’s most offensive reference. On the other hand, Cabella and Tonny Vilhena are the owners of the Krasnodar midfield, these players being responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Shapi Suleymanov is the main player in the transport of the ball towards the attack. Gazinskiy and Claesson will not be available in this match.