Prediction for Rijeka (Cro) – Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre)
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40
Rijeka and Olympiakos Piraeus are leveling off at Nogometno igralište Rujevica in a second leg of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs), after a 2-1 win at home to Olympiakos Piraeus Going. Attention to the house factor, since the Rijeka usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
Rijeka (Cro) :
Despite the disadvantage of 1 goal from the first leg, the home team will try to take advantage of the fact that they scored 1 goal out in that match. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 25 goals scored and 16 conceded; Against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 31 goals scored and 8 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win with Lokomotiv Zagreb by (2-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Rijeka won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly as they scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Rijeka make its thirty-eighth game in 2017, needing to improve its performance to try to conquer a good result and recover from the disadvantage that brings the first leg, even if it has managed to score a goal as a visitor, which can make the difference . However, the team does not have a good moment of form in this beginning of season. Despite taking third place in the Croatian Championship, he did not win five matches ago, if we consider all the competitions he is playing. The Brazilian Heber stands out in the attack of the equipment, but the trainer will not be able to count on Zhuta, that is suspended.
Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) :
The visiting team reaches this match back with a 1 goal advantage, but suffered 1 home goal in the first leg. This is a team that has similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; Against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played, for the Super League, won Larissa at home for (4-1). In his last 10 games as a visitor Olympiakos Piraeus recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. The team conceded goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Olympiakos will enter the field for their fortieth game this year, their fourth game in this year’s UEFA Champions League, and will try to maintain its good performance to sustain the advantage they won in the first Game and thus guarantee the classification for the next phase of the competition. If we consider all the competitions that the team is disputing and also the friendly ones, it has lost only one of the last eight parties and has just released in the Greek championship with a good thrashing to his fans. For this match, the manager will have to keep the team in the 4-2-3-1, highlighting Fortounis in the center of the field.
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