Bet365 Preview: Olympiakos vs Barcelona: Expect a lot of goals in Piraeus

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The Blaugrana have dominated their group so far and will hope to continue when they confront the Reds

Olympiakos welcome Barcelona to Karaiskakis Stadium for their Group  D Uefa Champions League encounter on Tuesday night.

Takis Lemonis’ men are rock bottom on the log having played three games without a single point, losing 2-3 at home to Sporting CP in their opening game followed by a 2-0 loss to Juventus and another 3-1 defeat at Camp Nou.

They will be coming into this tie on the back of a 1-0 defeat to fierece rivals Panathinaikos in the Greek Super League but will be boosted by the return of their star striker Emmanuel Emenike who has returned to the fold after a muscle injury.

Emmanuel Emenike Salih Ucan Fenerbahce Panathinaikos friendly 07132016

The reigning Greek champions have not been impressive on their turf in the league, with a single win in five games at the Karaiskakis Stadium. Bet365 is offering them at (13.00) for a big upset.

A chance for both teams to cancel each other out after 90 minutes of action is available at (6.50) with the same betting outfit.

Meanwhile, for the Catalan giants, they will look to take step closer to the knock-out stage of the Champions League and continue their flawless record in the tournament.

Ernesto Valverde’s men are sitting atop of Group D stadings with a maximum nine points from three outings and boast of a 14-game unbeaten run in all competitions this term which they will hope to maintain.

The Blaugrana have also been very strong on their travels and are clear favourites for this duel at (1.20).

Lionel Messi Barcelona Athletic Club

Olympiakos will be aiming at avoiding defeat after losing the reverse fixture and Bet365 is offering (4.50) for a double chance.

Barcelona have won both halves of their last four matches and are (2.20) to do the same here.

In addition, the Spanish champions have racked up 38 goals in just 14 encounters while their hosts have registered eight in seven duels-averaging a goal per game, as such the bookies have priced  (1.47) for more than three goals and (2.05) for both sides to score.

 

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