Olympiakos Piraeus and Tottenham Hotspur measure forces at Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played in 09-08-2009 and ended with the score: Tottenham Hotspur (3-0) Olympiakos Piraeus. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Tottenham Hotspur presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The home team reaches this group stage after having eliminated the Krasnodar, with a win out by (1-2) and a home win by (4-0). 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 32 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in his stadium, with 40 goals scored and 9 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory with the Volos NFC by (5-0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Olympiakos Piraeus won 7 and drew 3.
In this competition, he won the last 5 games and did not lose any of the last 6 he played. His defense has been very solid, since he only suffered goals in 1 of the last 6 matches, and his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: he scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 games, of these 7 he came to the break in advantage in 4 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90’s. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home games for all competitions: he scored 7 of his 15 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Olympiakos did not have much luck in the draw of the Champions League groups and fell into one in which there are strong rivals. Realistically, it’s hard to believe he can qualify, but he will do his best during the rounds. In the first round he will face a very complicated opponent and if he manages to avoid defeat he can celebrate it a lot. For this to be a reality, you must show a football of higher than average quality and even have some luck. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 14 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Crystal Palace by (4‑0). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Tottenham Hotspur won 3, drew 2 and lost 5. His defense has not been very solid, as he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 2 comebacks.
After the good performance of last season, Tottenham arrives to try to surprise once again. The team comes to fight for the first place in the group and from now on they want to have regularity, because later this can make a difference. Playing outside their domains makes things a bit complicated, but is aware that their squad is skilled enough to achieve a victory. Therefore, we must see a team looking for the game and doing everything possible to get ahead on the scoreboard as quickly as possible. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.