Champions League Betting Prediction: Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos

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Two teams that will probably fight for the 3rd place in Group B are facing each other tonight, and here you can have a look at our Champions League Betting Prediction for the game between Crvena Zvezda and Olympiacos. Crvena Zvezda are looking to bounce back from an opening loss to Bayern Munich while Olympiacos are hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 21 matches.

Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos Champions League Betting Prediction

  • UEFA Champions League
  • Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade
  • Tuesday 1 October
  • 21:00 CET

Crvena Zvezda Team News and Latest Form

This may be Crvena Zvezda’s first-ever meeting with Olympiacos, but they have won all five previous European home games versus Greek opposition. Also, they have turned this venue into a fortress in recent years, losing just two of their last 20 continental home fixtures (W10, D8).

Despite that, they enter this game as slight underdogs, an unknown status for the 29-time Serbian champions that have seen five of their last six competitive home victories arrive by at least a two-goal margin. They’ve only conceded over 1.5 goals in just one of their previous 11 Champions League home games. Both teams have scored in four of Crvena Zvezda’s last five CL home matches.

Vladan Milojević cannot count on injured Branko Jovicic while Milan Gajic and El Fardou Ben are not registered for this competition.

Olympiacos Team News and Latest Form

Olympiacos started their Champions League group stage campaign with a 2-2 comeback draw versus Tottenham. That game saw goals in both halves – an occurrence in their previous three CL matches. Unbeaten in their last 20 competitive fixtures (W17, D3), the 44-time Greek champions know how to grind out a win, with five of their previous six away victories in this competition being decided by a one-goal margin.

Yet while their games tend to be tight, Olympiacos have played out just one goalless draw in their last 26 CL road trips. Impressively, they have notched up seven clean sheets across their previous ten competitive away games (W8, D2).

Youssef El Arabi netted last time out and scored Olympiacos’ last two Champions League away goals – his previous three goals have arrived after half-time. There have been six penalties across Olympiacos’ last five competitive matches. Olympiacos have lost their last four CL group stage away games.

Pedro Martins will be without Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Pape Abou Cisse, Konstantinos Fortounis, Leonardo Koutris, and El Arbi Soudani, who are all injured and will not feature on Tuesday.

Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos Head to Head

These rivals have never met in a competitive match before, but they do play three friendly games in recent years. Olympiacos won one while two were finished as draws, including the latest one in 2016.

Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos Champions League Betting Prediction

Crvena Zvezda are without a loss in the last nine home matches while Olympiacos are unbeaten in the previous ten away games. This one could go either way and although the visitors are slight favourites in this one, I cannot separate the rivals at the moment. That’s why my Champions League Betting Prediction for this clash is a Draw at 3.40 (+240). Crvena Zvezda found the back of the net in all of their last nine home games while the Greeks failed to score just once in the previous ten road matches. My additional pick for this encounter is BTTS at 1.83 (-120). Also, stay with us for more betting tips as we’re going to cover CL and EL matches this midweek.

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