Match: Arouca – Olympiakos Pireus Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Start time: 20:00 UK
Arouca hosts Olympiakos in a first match who will decide which team will play in the Europe League group stage.
Arouca is one of the biggest discoveries In the Portuguese football through the last few years. In 2013 they were in the second league, known as “Segunda Liga”, but after the promotion the team is on fire. First we saw that Arouca avoid all the problems to keep the place in the First league through the few next seasons and now, 3 years later, we are watching this team in the UEFA European tournaments. Arouca is still far from their best performance but with every next game they are trying to reach it. The manager – Lito Vidigal is the most important people guy, this one, who lead Arouca to the glory. His team defeated Heracles in UEFA Europa League’s 3rd Qualifying round and now the group stage looks so close.
Lito Vidigal’s team have all the chances to make a new good performance, this time against Olympiakos, and to win the first match. I’m sure that Portuguese players will be very motivated to prove their class and to beat the distinguished Greek rival. There are no doubts that Olympiakos is not only a class over the next opponent, but they know that even if they don’t win in Portugal they will be able to continue the Euro-trip after a solid performance at home. Both teams don’t have any worries about injured players. Arouca will be with all the best, while Olympiakos have few confusions, all of them linked with Omar Elabdellaoui.
I think that in this game we will see one of the biggest football surprises tonight. Arouca will show a lot of nice things through the first game, but everything in this rivalry will be decided after a week in Greece.
Tip: Arouca to win @ 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365