Our match prediction:
After suffering a shocking loss to Hapoel in the Champions League qualifiers, Olympiakos will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they square off against Arouca of Portugal in the Europa League play-offs. The Thrylos are desperate to make amends for the upsetting defeat to Hapoel and we are positive that the visitors will go all guns blazing at the Portuguese outfit in Thursday’s football match. Olympiakos coach Paulo Bento has a number of high-profile players to choose from and we predict that the Greeks are going to emerge triumphant in the first leg. Arouca eliminated Heracles in the previous qualifying round thanks to Walter Gonzalez’s goal in the dying minutes of the game at Polman Stadion. Nonetheless, they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the upcoming two-legged tie against Olympiakos, who have gained a lot of experience by participating in European competitions in previous seasons.