Our football match prediction:
Olympiakos Piraeus booked their place in the group stages of the Champions League by beating the likes of Partizan and Rijeka in the qualifiers. The Thrylos have been grouped with the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Sporting CP, meaning that they have slim chances of making it to the knockout stages of the elite competition. Anyhow, they are seen as favourites to win Tuesday’s football match against Sporting, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. A man to watch in the home team will be Germany international Marko Marin, who is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. The Lions, on the other hand, aim to kick off their Champions League campaign in style and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the game against Olympiakos Piraeus. However, seeing that the Thrylos are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the Greek champions.
Highligted Player (Omar Elabdellaoui):
Omar Elabdellaoui is a footballer of Moroccan descent who represents Norway on the international stage. Elabdellaoui made his Norway debut in August 2013 in a friendly match against Sweden. He spent 72 minutes on the field, playing as a right back. Speaking of his club career, the 179-cm-tall footballer played for Manchester City youth team from 2008 and 2011, but he did not make his Man City debut at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Stromsgodset and Feyenoord he moved to Eintracht Braunshweig in 2013. On 10 May, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the German outfit and it has to be noted that he scored one goal in 43 league appearances for die Lowen. In June 2014 he signed a contract with Olympiakos of Greece and he made his debut with the club on 23 August in a 3-1 victory over Niki Volos. Omar Elabdellaoui is capable of playing as both right back and a right midfielder. He was born on 5 December, 1991 in Oslo.
Highlighted Team (Sporting Portugal):
When it comes to official club members, Portugal giants Sporting Lisbon are the sixth club in the world. Commonly referred to as Leoes which is Portuguese for Lions, Sporting Lisbon were founded in 1906 and are one of the founders of the Primeira Liga. Sporting’s main rivals are Benfica, with both teams contesting the Lisbon Derby, one of the most fierce ones in Europe. Lions play their games at Estadio Jose Alvelade in front of 50,000 people and are the third most successful club in the country with 46 titles in Portuguese competitions and a title in the European Cup Winner’s Cup from 1963-64. During this time that is also known as the club’s golden years, Sporting Lisbon won the majority of their 18 Primeira Liga titles in total. Sporting Lisbon boasts the quality football youth academy system which has yielded world-class footballers such as Paulo Furte, Simao Sabrosa, Nani and Ballon d’Or winners Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo.