Olympiakos v Wolves Betting Tips: Wolves face tough test in Greece
Wolves have a strong record away from home in Europe this season but a trip to Olympiakos will provide Nuno Espirito Santo with plenty to think about in the first leg of their last 16 tie at Karaiskakis Stadium.
The Greek champions began the campaign in the Champions League before entering the Europa League at the round of 32 stage, knocking out Arsenal on away goals.
Wolves have proven capable of big performances on the road, having won their first five European away ties and beaten both Besiktas and Slovan Bratislava in the group stage. The match is set to be played behind closed doors but that does not take anything away from the challenge that lies ahead for the Premier League club.
The action gets underway at 8:00pm on BT Sport 2 and we’ve got all the pre-match odds and info right here…
Given Wolves’ recent form they begin the match as 13/10 favourites for an away win to bring back to Molineux. Ten of their 14 matches in the competition have seen an Over 2.5 goals, including each of the last four. Over 2.5 goals in the match is 13/10 and both teams to score priced at 19/20.
Olympiakos recorded the biggest shock of the tournament so far when they beat Arsenal after extra time at the Emirates. The Greek side are 23/10 to beat Wolves at home with a draw 21/10. If tonight’s hosts are to reach the quarter-finals, they’re 2/1 to qualify from the tie.
If Wolves are to get a treasured away goal they are 12/5 to win the game to nil to put them firmly in the driving seat. Olympiakos are 4/1 to win and prevent Wolves scoring at the Karaiskakis Stadium.
Olympiakos will be without the support of their fans but they have no fresh injury concerns and will be expected to set to play a similar line up to the second leg against Arsenal with a 4-3-3 formation. However, they will still be without club captain Kostas Fortounis and winger Hillal Soudani through injury.
The Greek side exposed the Gunners’ lack of solidity at set plays and they will be buoyed by the return of centre back, Ruben Semedo after suspension.
For Wolves, Jonny will miss out which means Ruben Vinagre will deputise once again. Adama Traore is a doubt with an ongoing shoulder problem but is expected to play some part as Wolves revert to their 3-4-3 system as opposed to the 3-5-2 they played against Brighton last weekend.
Goals are expected in this one with Wolves having scored at least twice in six of their seven away games in this competition, keeping only two clean sheets. Olympiakos have scored 25 times in their last nine home matches in all competitions.
Youssef El-Arabi netted the winner against Arsenal in extra-time and he is 23/10 to break the deadlock with Emiliano Bullari 7/2 to score anytime.
Diogo Jota was the hat-trick hero against Espanyol in the last round and with six goals to his name in the Europa League his is 6/1 to score first and 22/1 to score two or more. Raul Jimenez will also be a threat in attack and is 17/10 to get an away goal in the match for Wolves.
Where: Karaiskakis Stadium, Pireas
When: 8pm, Thursday 12th March
How to watch: BT Sport 2
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