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Thursday’s Europa League schedule sees Olympiacos fighting it out with Freiburg.
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Olympiacos enter this match following on from a 1-1 Super League drawn match versus AEK Athens.
In that game, Olympiacos had 44% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Olympiacos was Ayoub El Kaabi (38'). AEK Athens got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Ezequiel Ponce (22') was the scorer for AEK Athens.
Olympiacos have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 17 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 2.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga 1 competition, Freiburg and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Freiburg had 50% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Freiburg, the goalscorers were Lucas Höler (44') and Nicolas Höfler (45'). At the other end, Borussia Dortmund had 15 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Mats Hummels (11', 88'), Donyell Malen (60') and Marco Reus (92') scored for Borussia Dortmund.
Showing their involvement in productive matches, we’ve had goals 20 times in the prior six matches in which Freiburg have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.33 goals per meeting. Opposing teams have managed 12 of this grand total. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained here.
Head to head
The last league fixture between the two was Europa League match day 5 on 27/10/2022 when the final score was Freiburg 1-1 Olympiacos.
On that occasion, Freiburg managed 66% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer was Lukas Kübler (93').
Olympiacos had 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Youssef El-Arabi (17') scored.
The match was refereed by Kristo Tohver.
Team News: Olympiacos
Doron Leidner (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Athanasios Androutsos (Unknown Injury) and Bandiougou Fadiga (Unknown Injury) aren’t available for Olympiacos boss Diego Martínez.
It looks as if Τhrylos could line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, utilising A. Paschalakis, Rodinei, Panagiotis Retsos, Nicolas Freire, Francisco Ortega, Santiago Hezze, Mohamed Mady Camara, Giorgos Masouras, Pep Biel, K. Fortounis and Ayoub El Kaabi.
Team News: Freiburg
Freiburg manager Christian Streich has some current player fitness concerns. Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christian Günter (Fractured Arm) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that Freiburg seem most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup by sending out Noah Atubolu, Lukas Kuebler, Matthias Ginter, Philipp Lienhart, Kenneth Schmidt, Maximilian Eggestein, Nicolas Hoefler, Ritsu Doan, Roland Sallai, Vincenzo Grifo and Lucas Hoeler.
When taking all factors into account, Freiburg and Olympiacos should play out a closely-fought contest here.
It could well end in a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-1 score when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (33,334)
Captain: Kostas Fortounis
Chairman: Evangelos Marinakis
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: Super League position 1, Europa League (Group A), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Giorgos Masouras
Mostly used in the Right Wing position, Giorgos Masouras was born in Greece. Having made his senior debut playing for Panionios in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in this Super League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.