Olympiakos vs Slovan. Will the Sky Blues survive in Piraeus?

On Thursday, August 4, at the Zimbru Arena in Piraeus, Olympiacos will play against Slovan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Olympiakos vs Slovan


Last season, the Red-Whites easily won the domestic championship, losing only 36 games played. In the Europa League, they were not impressed: they took second place in the group stage, and lost to Atalanta in the play-offs (1-2 and 0-3).

The new season began for Olympiacos with the Champions League qualifiers. The Greeks almost beat Maccabi in Haifa (1-1 with a goal conceded in stoppage time), but they disgraced themselves at home, having suffered a major defeat: 0-4. Now the Martins team has to be content with the Europa League. As for the Greek championship, it starts only on August 20. In preparation for the new season, the Red-Whites won only two victories in 8 matches.


The Sky Blues easily won the Slovak championship last season, suffering only two defeats in 32 matches. Nothing worked out in European competition: they did not qualify for either the Champions League or the Europa League, and took only third place in the Conference League group.

Slovan started the new European Cup season again with the first round of qualification in the Champions League, where he defeated Dinamo Batumi (0-0 and 2-1) with great difficulty due to two goals at the end of the extra 30 minutes. After that, there was an unexpected victory over Ferencváros away (1-2), but then an equally unexpected big defeat at home followed: 1-4.

Olympiakos vs Slovan

Olympiakos vs Slovan facts

  • In all four head-to-head meetings, Olympiacos has scored at least two goals;
  • Slovan has scored in 10 of his last 11 matches;
  • Olympiacos missed in 8 of the last 9 matches;
  • Olympiacos have only won one of their last six home games;
  • At the home arena, Olympiacos cannot leave their gates intact for 8 fights in a row.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers consider Olympiacos the clear favorite of the fight, offering to take his victory at 1.41. A draw goes for 4.7, while Slovan wins for 7.8. 1xbet cannot determine the performance for the match: Total Under (2.5) - for 1.98, and Total Over (2.5) - for 1.83. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Three head-to-head meetings out of four ended with a dry victory for Olympiacos, and there was also one draw: 2-2. Interestingly, a year ago, these teams also crossed paths in the Europa League qualification, and then, in the playoff round, the Greeks decided everything in the first game: 3-0 (the second leg ended in a draw 2-2). If you doubt the "red-whites", then a great option would be Total Over (2.0) for 1.39.

Both teams played the 2nd round of the Champions League qualification in a similar style: they achieved a positive result away, but then failed miserably at home, conceding 4 goals each. Whatever it was, but in a full-time battle, an experienced European Cup fighter, which is Olympiacos, looks preferable, and even more so in his native Georgios Karaiskakis, and even more so after a 0-4 from Maccabi from Haifa. We expect an attacking and spectacular game from the Greeks, and boldly take Olympiacos More (1.5) for 1.58 or Olympiacos with Handicap (-1.0) for 1.71.

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