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Fenerbahçe vs Olympiacos Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
17 April 2024, 10:49

In the second match of this principal clash, Fenerbahçe hosts Olympiacos at Istanbul. Battles between Turkish and Greek sides have long moved beyond the football sphere and the atmosphere at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium will likely be as explosive as ever. In the first match, everything seemed perfect for Olympiacos, when the team secured a 3 goals advantage after the 57th minute. However, Fenerbahçe showed why it is considered one of the best teams in Turkey and turned the game upside down, scoring two goals and being extremely close to the third one. In the history of clashes between the two sides, Fenerbahçe has never won in official matches (3 losses) and the Yellow Canaries are eager to revamp this unfortunate statistics.

Fenerbahçe vs Olympiacos Preview 

Fenerbahçe Preview

Amid the ongoing crisis between Fenerbahçe and Football Federation of Türkiye, the team is still showing an overconfident display in both Süperlig and Conference League matches. After the scandal regarding the SuperCup, Fenerbahçe’s president still threatens that the club will leave the federation after this season. However, the team is still fighting for the championship, being only 2 points away from Galatasaray and remains the only Turkish team left in the European cups. Ismail Kartal has promising attacking lines but the team still has to work on its defence - Fenerbahce conceded in the last 7 consecutive home matches. Despite the weak defence, the Yellow Canaries have a great chance to enter its first European semi finals in 11 years, having 11 wins in the last 13 matches in the framework of different European cups.

Olympiacos Preview 

Olympiacos is also eager to advance to the next stage, given that the team has never reached semi finals in its history. The team showed confidence in the first match but the second half clearly bared the flaws in the concentration which turned the confident 3-0 into dangerous 3-2. The team did not show bright football but rather realised all of its chances which turned out to be not enough for having a secure feeling amid the visit to Istanbul. Keeping in mind the previous playoff stage, where Olympiacos won in a crazy clash with Maccabi Tel Aviv (1-4, 1-6), this match promises to be unpredictable.

Betting Tips for Fenerbahçe vs Olympiacos

Fenerbahçe to Win

Fenerbahçe was closer to winning even when the team was losing 3-0. Kartal emphasised that this was one of the days when the ball simply did not want to go into the net. In front of its own fans, at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, we will likely see another Fenerbahçe, more aggressive and determined to secure an advantage as early as possible. Moreover, positive statistics at home matches in the framework of European competitions also speak in favour of the Turkish side. Unibet gives 1.67 for this Fenerbahçe vs. Olympiacos prediction.

Total Yellow Cards Over 4.5

With a “hell” promised by Turkish fans in the stadium and general degree of tension between Turkish and Greek sides, this match will likely see a lot of fouls and other forms of dirty tricks between the teams. The first match saw 4 yellow cards but the referee, Sandro Scharer, was clearly missing out on several of the 25 fouls. This time, the stakes are higher and the number of yellow cards will likely increase exponentially. Fenerbahçe vs Olympiacos odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.56.

Edin Džeko to Score at Any Time 

Edin Džeko is among the best players of the team this season and he is definitely the best striker, which was repeatedly emphasised by Kartal. He has already scored 20 goals in Turkish Süperlig and 2 goals in the Conference League. In the weekend game against Karagumruk he was on the scoresheet again, opting for leading his team into the semi finals of the Conference League. For this Fenerbahçe vs Olympiacos tip, Unibet gives 2.13.

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