Omonia Nicosia and Olympiakos Piraeus meet at Neo GSP, in a return match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Playoffs), after Olympiakos Piraeus’ home victory by (2‑0) in the first leg. The record of direct confrontations in the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 2 games won 2. Pay attention to the home factor, since Omonia Nicosia usually achieve different results at home and away.
Omonia Nicosia :
The home team enters this second leg with a disadvantage of 2 goals, in addition to the disadvantage of not having scored away goals in the first leg. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 victories, 8 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 11 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Omonia Nicosia won 8 and lost 2.
For this competition, he hasn’t won 4 games ago. Their attack needs to improve as they haven’t scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
Nicosia come to this match after a 2-0 defeat at the Olympiakos stadium in a Champions League play-off match. In this second game against the Greeks, coach Henning Berg must act in the usual tactical system, in 4-3-3, favoring a medium or low block and counterattacks, especially through the right flank: We highlight Thiago Santos, a Very fast and efficient player when exploring the space in the opponent’s defensive line. For this game the coach of the house can count on all his players.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The away team comes into this second leg with a 2 goal advantage, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the Super league, they beat Panaitolikos at home by (2‑0). In their last 10 away matches Olympiakos Piraeus has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 13 of their last 26 matches have ended with Under 1.5 goals and 16 out of 26 have ended with Under 2.5 goals.
Olympiakos comes to this match motivated, after beating Panaitolikos 2-0 in a match for the Greek championship. It should be noted that the Greeks are ahead in the tie, after beating Omónia 2-0 at home. On this visit to Cyprus, coach Pedro Martins must play 4-4-2, focusing on maintaining possession of the ball and on positional attacks: Mathieu Valbuena will be the master of the team and responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. All players are available for this game.