Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Juventus will be aiming to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Barcelona when they take on Olympiakos Piraeus at their Allianz Stadium. The Bianconeri have been impressive in the Serie A so far this term and Argentine attacker Paulo Dybala just can’t stop scoring. Juve are eyeing their fifth consecutive win at home in the Champions League and given the importance of Wednesday’s football match for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Max Allegri’s troops. Olympiakos were struggling to find their best form in the Champions League qualifiers and, as expected, they were beaten by Sporting Club de Portugal in their first group game. Juventus are a real force to be reckoned with at home and, taking everything into account, the Serie A giants are likely to roll over the Thrylos on Wednesday evening. In their previous meeting in the elite competition Juve recorded a 3-2 win over Olympiakos.
Highlighted Player (Blaise Matuidi):
Often described as fierce and strong tackler, Blaise Matuidi is one of the PSG’s engines in the centre of the park. Having begun his career at amateur and semi-professional clubs, the 29-year-old midfielder broke onto the big stage in 2004 when he signed for Troyes. After a three-season spell he was transferred to Saint-Etienne where he played 132 league appearances in four years before signing with PSG. Although a midfielder tasked with ruining rivals’ play and providing support to his team mates from the back, Blaise Matuidi has a knack for scoring important goals. In 2015 Blaise Matuidi scored in a 2-1 win over Montpeiller to confirm a third consecutive French League title for his club after which he was named in the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the second time in his career. The 29-year-old is a national team regular who took part in France’s Euro 2016 campaign giving his contribution to the team’s road to the final of the competition.
Highlighted Team (Olympiakos):
Olympiakos are regarded as one of the biggest club in Greece. The Thrylos were founded back in 1925 and they play their home games at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. The capacity of the stadium is 33 296. In 2016 Olympiakos won their 43rd Greek Superleague trophy and it has to be noted that they clinched their sixth consecutive domestic title. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1999 as they participated in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Red and whites were beaten by Juventus in the two-legged tie. It is well known that Panathinaikos are considered the club’s bitterest rivals and the two teams share a great and long-standing rivalry. The likes of AEK and PAOK are regarded as Olympiakos’ fierce opponents as well. The likes of Javier Saviola, Kevin Mirallas, Darko Kovacevic, Lomana LuaLua, Joel Campbell, Rivaldo and Marko Pantelic are notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Olympiakos fans are friends with Red Star Belgrade supporters.