Olympiakos hosts Burnley in a first leg from the Europa League playoffs. Let’s examine this intriguing game in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Olympiakos reached the playoffs after a dominating display against the Swiss side Luzern. The Greek team won the first leg at home with 4-1 and finished the job in Luzern, winning with 3-1. Lazaros Christodoulopoulos scored a brace for Olympiakos on Swiss soil, while Miguel Angel Guerrero added one more for the Greek side.
We’re used to watching Olympiakos in the group stage of the Champions League, but this time they will try to enter the Europa League. In their domestic league Olympiakos are still about to begin their participation, so they are not really rich on match practice in official games at the moment.
Burnley on the other hand reached the playoffs after eliminating the Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in the 3rd round of the competition. After both matches ended with a 0-0 draw, Burnley managed to win the second leg at Turf Moor with 1-0 after extra time. The winning goal was scored by Jack Cork and it was enough for Burnley to progress.
Meanwhile in the Premier League Sean Dyche’s team started without a win in the first two rounds. First Burnley made a 0-0 draw during the visit to Southampton, which was followed by a 1-3 defeat at home against Watford. The team’s fans will hope that their boys will show a different face against Olympiakos in Europa League on Thursday night.
These are our winning soccer predictions for today for the Europa League clash between Olympiakos and Burnley. The Greek team is the one with a bigger European experience, but after all Burnley are a Premier League side, so you can’t write them off just like that.