Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Olympiakos will be looking to build on a win over Burnley in the Europa League play-off when they take on Real Betis in Piraeus in their opener. The Thrylos are a real force to be reckoned with at home and, no doubt, they will take on Real Betis in front of packed stadium. The Greek side want to go all the way in the Europa League this season and seeing that los Beticos are not regarded as good travelers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Real Betis did remarkably well to beat their local rivals Sevilla in the local derby earlier this month in the national championship, but given their lack of experience in European competitions, we believe that the Andalusians are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to Piraeus.
Highlighted Player (Yaya Toure):
Gnegneri Yaya Toure is an Ivory Coast footballer who plays for Manchester City as a midfielder. The experienced player has won two Premier League trophies with the Citizens (2011/2012, 2013/2014), but he used to win titles during his spell with Barcelona as well. The Ivory Coast ace clinched two La Liga trophies with Barca (2008/2009, 2009/2010) and he did well to lift the Champions League trophy with the Catalan outfit in 2009. Speaking of his success with the Ivory Coast national football team, Yaya Toure won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015. It has to be noted that Toure scored in the penalty shootout in the title clash against Ghana. The Manchester City midfielder, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, with the former Barcelona star netting only six goals in 29 appearances for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Yaya Toure used to play for the likes of Beveren, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos and Monaco in the past as well.
Highlighted Team (Real Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.