The forthcoming Europa League Qualifiers tie on Thursday sees Slovan Bratislava lock horns with Olympiacos.
Our Slovan Bratislava v Olympiacos tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Slovan Bratislava will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 3-0 Super Liga success against Skalica.
For Slovan Bratislava, the scorers were Jaromír Zmrhal (45'), Ivan Šaponjić (52') and Dávid Hrnčár (66').
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Slovan Bratislava have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Slovan Bratislava have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals along the way.
Olympiacos have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, having scored 7 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Olympiacos can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches. That being said, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Team News: Slovan Bratislava
Marian Chobot (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Michal Sulla (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Eric Ramírez (Unknown Injury) and Ibrahim Rabiu (Unknown Injury) will be missing for Slovan Bratislava manager Vladimír Weiss.
Team News: Olympiacos
Olympiacos manager Carlos Corberán has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Sime Vrsaljko (Muscle Injury), Athanasios Androutsos (Knee Injury), Konstantinos Manolas (Unknown Injury), Nikola Cumic (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Aboubakar Kamara (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Alexandros Nikolias, Marios Vrousai, Bandiougou Fadiga, Giannis Masouras, Leonardo Koutris, In-beom Hwang, Ahmed Hassan, Konstantinos Fortounis, Nikola Cumic, João Carvalho, Maximiliano Lovera, Doron Leidner, Kenny Lala, Ögmundur Kristinsson, Diby Keita, Pêpê and Aboubakar Kamara.
We think that Slovan Bratislava will need to apply a lot of pressure to score goals against this Olympiacos lineup who we reckon should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Olympiacos when the referee blows for full-time.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tehelné pole (22,500)
Captain: Vasil Bozhikov
Chairman: Ivan Kmotrík
Manager: Vladimír Weiss
Competitions: Super Liga position 3