Olympiakos welcomes Sporting Lisbon in a match of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Olympiakos: The home team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Rijeka. They got to the last 16 of the Europa League last season and now find themselves back at Europe’s top table. However, they were a very cautious side last year, creating and conceding few chances, but have looked much more open at the start of this season. Winning the championship in Greece almost every season for many years means it’s the Champions League that attracts their interest the most. In addition, they will have huge support from the fans cause stadium will be crowded.
Sporting Lisbon: On the other side, the away team comes to this group stage after having eliminated Steaua Bucuresti. However, their last Champions League season was disappointing as they finished at the bottom of the group. This season they created a lot of good chances in their group matches though, without taking advantage. Also, Sporting is showing a lot of quality this season, just like their opponent, as they have a great run of undefeated matches.
Conclusion: Both teams are in great form. They often score goals in matches in all competitions. The home team should try to dominate leaving enough space for the visitors to counter attack. This is expected to be a high-scoring game.
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