Olympiakos Piraeus vs Slovan Bratislava prediction on August 19, 2021. Olympiakos Piraeus is playing at home at Karaiskakis Stadium in the first leg of the Europa League Playoff round 2021/22. The goal of coach Besnik Hasi’s team is to win for themselves to gain an advantage before marching to Slovakia.
Olympiakos Piraeus Overview
Olympiakos Piraeus, representing Greece, had a pretty successful season when successfully defending the throne in the domestic tournament along with a ticket to the UEFA Champions League qualifying round. But in the previous 3rd qualifying round, Olympiakos Piraeus suddenly lost to Ludogorets Razgrad on a penalty shootout. They had to sit down to play in this tournament. And last season, Olympiakos Piraeus also reached the 1/8 round of the UEFA Europa League and only had to accept a stop before Arsenal.
Slovan Bratislava Overview
Slovan Bratislava representing Slovakia also successfully defended the championship in the domestic tournament. But in continental tournaments, they always have to stop quite early. Slovan Bratislava’s best achievement in recent years is reaching the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2019/20. And in the previous qualifying round, Slovan Bratislava got themselves a victory with a total score of 4-2 against FC Lincoln to enter this Playoff round.
Asian Bet – Olympiakos Piraeus vs Slovan Bratislava prediction
Olympiakos Piraeus can be confident in the quality of the squad as well as outstanding achievements in the continental arena. Hasi’s men reached the group stage of the Champions League in the 2020 season and reached the 1/8 round of the Europa League last season. While Slovan Bratislava has not escaped from the scene, the last 2 seasons have stopped from the preliminary round.
Olympiakos performance is extremely impressive with 7 wins in the last 11 matches. Not only that, but they also gained excitement from 3 victories after 4 matches at Karaiskakis home. In the opposite direction, Bratislava struggled in the first qualifying round despite only meeting weak opponents, Shamrock and Lincoln. With outstanding performance, choosing Olympiakos to win the bet is completely wise.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Slovan Bratislava Prediction: Choose Olympiakos Piraeus -1.25
European odds appreciate the possibility of Olympiakos winning. There is no doubt in trusting the excellent performance of Hasi’s men. Slovan Bratislava cannot avoid defeat against an extremely effective and stable Olympiakos.
Choose Olympiakos Piraeus (FT)
Over/Under Bet – Olympiakos Piraeus vs Slovan Bratislava prediction
Slovan Bratislava has stopped short in the Europa League qualifying rounds in the last two seasons. Vladimir Weiss’s team has won the Slovakian championship 3 times in a row. But the level gap is still too much compared to the continental playing field. The performance of 1.5 goals of the attack against opponents like Shamrock or Lincoln is clearly limited.
Slovan Bratislava often finds it difficult to face well-organized opponents, such as in the first leg of the Champions League 2nd qualifying round draw 0-0 with Young Boys. Marching to Greece in many difficulties, it is not surprising if Bratislava will play a thorough defense.
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Slovan Bratislava Prediction: Choose Under 2.5
Olympiakos Piraeus: Tzolakis, M’Vila, Masouras, Reabciuk, Ba, Semedo, Androutsos, Camara, Bouchalakis, El Arabi, Vrousai.
Slovan Bratislava: Sulla, Kankava, de Kamps, Pauschek, Kashia, Bozhikov, De Marco, Weiss, Zmrhal, Strelec, Henty.