For all their faults in domestic action this season, Tottenham at least have one foot in the last 16 of the Champions League having enjoyed more success in their group.
A tricky pair of home and away fixtures against Red Star Belgrade were navigated in some style, with 5-0 and 4-0 victories every bit as comfortable as they sound. In this competition, at least, Spurs have found something that has clicked. But that was not enough for the board and they decided to sack Mauricio Pochettino and replace him by Jose Mourinho, who will lead the Spurs in his first game as their manager against Olympiacos.
So the situation in Group B is simple: Tottenham are sitting on seven points, Red Star on three and Olympiacos one. Bayern are almost untouchable at the top, and with a trip to Munich still to come Spurs will want to secure progression to the Round of 16 with a win here to ensure the date in Germany has no pressure on it.
As for Olympiacos, nothing but victory here gives them a chance of an unlikely route to the knockout phase of the tournament.
|Team ||Record ||Goals ||Points |
|1. Bayern ||4-0-0 ||15-4 ||12 |
|2. Tottenham ||2-1-1 ||13-9 ||7 |
|3. Crvena zvezda ||1-0-3 ||3-13 ||3 |
|4. Olympiacos ||0-1-3 ||5-10 ||1 |
There’s all to play for then, so how do we see this game going? Let’s take a look in our Tottenham vs Olympiacos preview.
1. Tottenham vs Olympiacos Betting Odds
The greater status and prestige of the home team wins through here, with the bookmakers having Spurs down as a red-hot 1.33 favourite in their Tottenham vs Olympiacos betting odds.
As a consequence, the bookies are making the Greek outfit a wide outsider at odds of 8.00, with the draw – the first game between the sides finished 2-2 remember – available at 5.00.
2. Tottenham vs Olympiacos Preview
Given how they are faring in the English Premier League, most bettors have come to the conclusion very quickly that all is not well at Tottenham.
Rumours of player discontent and fallouts behind the scenes refuse to go away, and fans are not sure, if departure of their manager at this point of the season, was a good idea.
The Londoners have won just three of their twelve Premier League games so far, and already they are 20 points behind leaders Liverpool. For a team that was challenging for the title not all that long ago, that is a crazy statistic!
Of course, the standard of play in this Champions League group is a lot lower – Bayern aside, and you might come to the conclusion that Olympiacos, if they were dropped into the EPL, would certainly struggle.
Tottenham also blitzed Red Star in their last home Champions League game, romping into a three-goal lead at half-time and relaxing somewhat before settling for a 5-0 victory. That well and truly put to bed the staggering 2-7 loss they suffered at the hands of Bayern earlier in the campaign.
When they take on the Greek side on November 26, they should have Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela back from injury, and while there are question marks over some of their outfield players, Tottenham at full strength beat Olympiacos on the absolute vast majority of times they meet.
To be fair to them, the Greek champions’ finest moment in the Champions League this season came against Tottenham. The 2-2 draw did not flatter the, indeed Olympiacos may still hold the belief they should have won that game.
Otherwise, they have been soundly beaten by Bayern (twice) and Red Star, so there is very little to promote their chances at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
As far as our Tottenham vs Olympiacos predictions are concerned, there is only one winner that we can predict.
3. Tottenham vs Olympiacos Betting Tips
Having already decided that betting on Spurs is going to be central to our Tottenham vs Olympiacos betting tips, we now have to work out how to make the most of our opportunity.
One of the things that is interesting in this game is that it seems as though Olympiacos are no mugs in attack. They have put two past both Spurs and Bayern in this Champions League campaign, and scored in Belgrade, while Tottenham are susceptible defensively (17 conceded in 12 Premier League games).
So the possibly that the Greek champions might score here lends itself to two different betting markets: Tottenham to Win & Over 3.5 Goals at 2.75 or Tottenham to Win & Both Teams to Score at 2.92.
4. Tottenham vs Olympiacos Live Stream
When you decide on your Tottenham vs Olympiacos betting predictions you can start looking where you can watch the match online.
Usually 1XBET prepares for their players a Champions League live stream section, so we hope that this time it will be no different. You can register there via Bonuscodes links and get access to a lot of football matches all over the world.