Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos: Betting Preview

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos Match Preview

After a five-goal thriller in Greece last week, Fenerbahçe hosts Olympiakos, the latter winning the first leg 3-2. There were more goals in Piraeus than the other UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinal first legs, combined (4).

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Fenerbahçe is in a tight title race in Turkey, currently trailing rivals Galatasaray by just two points with six games to play. Eleven years on from their only previous continental semifinal showing, this is their first quarterfinal since.

Fener’s home record in Europe of late has been excellent, with their 1-0 defeat to Union St. Gilloise in the last round ending an 11-game unbeaten run in continental home ties, winning nine in a row. İsmail Kartal’s men have won 11 matches in the Europa Conference League this term – qualifying included – which is a club record for most wins in a single continental campaign.

For all their domestic dominance and continental regularity, this is Olympiakos’ first European quarterfinal this millennium, the last one coming in 1998/99. Things seem to falling into place at the right time for the Greeks, who have won four of their last five games in all competitions.

Their weekend game against fellow Conference League side PAOK was postponed, so that both teams could focus on their respective continental games. That will allow for a refreshed Olympiakos side in their quest for what would be a maiden European semifinal, should they advance.

Match Facts

Date: Thursday, 18 April 2024

Kickoff Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 ET/12:00 PT)

Location: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos Predicted Lineups

Fenerbahçe: Livaković; Osayi-Samuel, Djiku, Söyüncü, Kadıoğlu; Fred, Yüksek; Kahveci, Szymański, Tadic; Džeko

Olympiakos: Tzolakis; Rodinei, Ndoj, Carmo, Ortega; Masouras, Chiquinho, Hezze, Fortounis; El Kaabi, Jovetić

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos Odds

Via Bet365

Fenerbahçe Win/To Advance1.55 / 1.80
Olympiakos/To Advance5.00 / 1.95
Both Teams Score Y/N1.61 / 2.20
Over / Under 2.5 Goals1.53 / 2.40

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos Prediction

Olympiakos win at 5.00, Olympiakos to advance at 1.95

While Fener was the pre-tie favourite, Olympiakos did race to a 3-0 lead last week. Despite giving up two goals, there is still enough reason to believe that the Piraeus-based side will earn another victory against Fenerbahçe.

Including last week’s game, Olympiakos has won all three previous head-to-heads against Fener, including a 3-0 win in Turkey in the 2021/22 Europa League group stage. Moreover, the Greek side has an impressive record against Turkish clubs in Europe, with a 7-2-3 record. These are excellent odds to predict an Olympiakos victory on the night.

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiakos Tips

Both teams to score at 1.61

It should be expected that both clubs find the back of the net in this tie. Fenerbahçe has scored 23 goals at home in Europe this term, while Olympiakos has scored in 13 of their last 14 games.

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José Luis Mendilibar’s Olympiakos scored six in their last Conference League away match, eliminating Maccabi Tel Aviv after extra time. With that in mind, expect goals to come in this fascinating matchup. It will likely be a back-and-forth sort of affair, and if last week is something to go off, we should be in for more goals this time around.

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