Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Conference League

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | Conference League

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Preview

  • Tournament – Conference League
  • Date – Thursday, May 09
  • Kick-off Time – 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Karaiskakis Stadium

The two European giants will lock horns with each other in the UEFA Conference League semi-final second-leg tie on Thursday, May 09. This season, both clubs are trending in opposite directions and Olympiacos has a great chance to win this tie against a vulnerable Aston Villa after securing an emphatic 4-2 win over the Villians in the first leg.

The highly-anticipated fixture will be played at Karaiskakis Stadium, with Aston Villa seeking a miracle on their travels. Unai Emery has been crucial in their success this season and looks comfortable to finish with a Champions League spot for the next campaign.

Olympiacos, on the other hand, has endured an inconsistent season and have struggled to assert their dominance over the past few campaigns. They currently see themselves in a four-way title race and currently sit fourth in the Super League Greece after 33 games. Jose Mendilibar’s men have won all of their previous four consecutive showdowns at the Karaiskakis Stadium

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Team News

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Team News
Olympiacos squad (Getty Images)

The Greek side remains without the services of Fran Navarro, Nelson Abbey, Ivan Brnic, Gelson Martins, Jovane and Rúben Vezo who are ineligible for this European tie against Olympiacos. Giulian Biacone remains the only injured player, other than Olympiacos has no major injury concerns.

As for Aston Villa, several first-team players are currently sidelined with their respective problems. The likes of Boubacar Kamara (knee), Emiliano Buendia (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Jacob Ramsey (foot), Alex Moreno (calf) and Nicolo Zaniolo (unspecified) will remain out for this crucial home tie. Youri Tielemans and Villa’s No.1 Emi Martinez were ruled out in the reverse fixture but the latter could make an appearance this weekend.

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineups

Olympiacos Predicted XI:

Tzolakis; Rodinei, Restos, Carmo, Ortega; Horta, Chiquinho, Hezze; Fortounis, El Kaabi, Podence

Aston Villa Predicted XI:

Olsen; Cash, Konsa, Torres, Digne; Bailey, Luiz, McGinn, Rogers; Duran, Watkins

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head

Thursday’s meeting between Olympiacos and Aston Villa will be the second time both sides meet in a competitive fixture.

Last results:

  • Aston Villa 2-4 Olympiacos – UEFA Conference League Semi-Finals – May 02, 2024

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Prediction

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Prediction
Ollie Watkins (Getty Images)

The English giants are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. Manager Unai Emery has three Europa League titles and two runners-up medals to his name and will be hoping to add his fifth with the Villians. But they served an astonishing defeat at home and will be looking to avenge that loss when they meet Olympiacos for their second-leg showdown.

Meanwhile, Greek side Olympiacos have competed in the Conference League for the first time. They stormed their way to a 4-2 win at Villa Park in the reverse leg and are now 90 minutes away from booking their spot in the finals.

Prediction: Olympiacos 1-1 Aston Villa

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Betting Tips and Odds

Betting Tips

  • Goal Scored: 1.43
  • Games over 2.5 goals: 1.56
  • Both teams scored:  1.48

Odds

  • Olympiacos Win: 3.55
  • Draw: 3.70
  • Aston Villa Win: 1.98

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa Timings & Telecast

  • Date & TimeThursday, May 09 at 8:00 PM (GMT).
  • India: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App
  • USA: CBS Network
  • Italy: DAZN Sky Sport
  • Czech Republic: AMC Networks ČT

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