Main menu


Preview: Slovan Bratislava vs Olympiacos - predictions, team news, lineups

featured image

Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League match between Slovan Bratislava and Olympiacos, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Slovan Bratislava When Olympiacos Heading into the 2nd round of the 3rd round european league Qualifying is all square after a 1-1 draw in Greece a week ago.

The reigning champions of Slovakia have lost just one of their last six matches played in Tehelne Pohl, while last season’s Greek champions have not won their last five road games in all competitions.

match preview

© Reuters

Bratislava should feel much better than they did pre-season about the possibility of advancing to the final qualifying stage of this tournament.

Belasi were eliminated from the competition in the 2021-22 season after losing the opening leg 3-0 to the same Olympiacos side and only managed a 2-2 draw at home.

They look to have grown a lot from that experience, reaching the second stage of Champions League qualification in the last two campaigns after failing to make it past the first qualifying rounds in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Vladimir Weiss His side squandered two advantages in the European competition this season, losing 4-1 after a 2-1 victory over Ferencvarros in the return leg of the second round of Champions League qualifying. Greek last week.

They were recently in the class of the Slovak Superliga, where they have won four consecutive domestic titles, but Belasi have failed to achieve the same success in the Europa League, failing to reach the group stage since 2015-16. only once. .

Despite this, Slovakia have a successful track record of leading or tying after the first leg of Europa League qualifying, losing only once in that scenario since the 2017-18 season. Rapid his Wien in the third round of the 2018-19 qualifying stage dropped his fixture 4-0 on the return.

Recently Bratislava seem to be playing better when trailing, having won two of their previous three fixtures in all competitions after conceding the first goal.

He scored four times in the second half against Mikalovce and twice in the final 10 minutes of the Champions League opener against Ferencvaros in a 2-1 win.

Tiquinho Soares of Olympiacos celebrates with his teammates as he scores his first goal on 17 February 2022© Reuters

The past month and a half has not been easy for the Piraeus club, who have only won one of their last nine games in all competitions.

Carlos Corberan Brought in to try and get this club back on track, in his first game Olympiacos was able to find a breakthrough in the second half to draw Bratislava last week.

Despite his recent struggles, Corberan inherits a club with much higher expectations than during his previous managerial stint at Huddersfield Town, where he was manager from July 2020 to July 2022.

In his two seasons in the championship as a manager, he adopted a direct approach with quick counter-attacks and position exchangeability.

Thrillos have reached at least the group stage in each of their last four Europa League campaigns and have not missed out on this tournament or the round robin portion of the Champions League since 2010-11.

In the last three domestic league seasons, Olympiacos have conceded less than 20 goals in all but one phase of the competition, and conceded 26 goals in the play-off round last season, still winning the league by 19 points. I’m here.

Slovan Bratislava Europa League form:

Slovan Bratislava form (all competitions):

Olympiacos Europa League form:

Form of Olympiacos (all competitions):

team news

Youssef El-Arabi of Olympiacos celebrates after scoring against Arsenal in the Europa League on 18 March 2021© Reuters

Andre Green He scored Bratislava’s only goal in the first leg against Greece a week ago. Ivan Saponjic, David Hahnker When Jaromir Tsumral After winning 3-0 against Skalica last weekend, Adrian Chovan Collect clean sheets.

green and Ezekiel HentyThe two, currently on loan at Saudi Professional League side Al-Hazem, scored in last season’s Europa League qualifying leg against Olympiacos in a 2-2 draw at home. Ibrahim Rabiu In the 2021-22 season, Hrncar had 5 assists, compared to 8 in the Slovak League.

Only four players who were in the starting line-up in the first qualifying match started domestic matches over the weekend: Chovan, Green, Zmrhal, Gram Cassia All featured in the original 11 for Skalica.

goals from Youssef El-Arabi In the first leg against Bratislava, he helped save Erisrolevki. Mathieu Balbuena Pick up an assist on that play.

Georgios Masoras They led this side in domestic assists last season with four, and three players were named the Greek Super League MVP of the Month during that campaign, including El Arabi (twice). Thomas Bacrik When Pape abou cissé.

Vakulik, Cisse, Oleg Reabchuk, Maddie Kamala, Philip Zinkernagel, Tiquinho Masolas was the only player to start the Champions League clash with Maccabi Haifa late last month and was also in the starting eleven against Belasi.

Possible starters for Slovan Bratislava:
Choban; De Marco, Avena, Kasia, Pausek. Kankaba, Agbo. Cavric, Chakvetadze,

Candidates for Olympiacos’ starting XI:
vakulik; pipa, papastathopoulos, cise, leabchuk. Valbuena, Kunde and M’Vila.Zinkanager, El Arabi, Masoras

SM word green background

We say: Slovan Bratislava 1-0 Olympiacos

The home field should be a huge advantage for Slovakia, who usually play with more structure and composure in the back end in front of their fans.

Olympiacos have an experienced advantage, but they have struggled in front of goal recently, conceding eight goals in their last four games, and may take some time to recover from defence.

Click here for the most probable results, scoreline and other data analysis for this match.

top chip’s expert tipster partners are predicting at least 1.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out more about what they’re predicting for this game, and more of their tried-and-true football tips.1.5 or higher: data

ID:491858:1false2false3false:QQ::db from desktop:LenBod:collect13079:

email preview

Click here to get sports mallDaily emails of previews and predictions for all major games!