Must Win Game for Olympiacos as they Travel to SC Freiburg in Europa League

    SC Freiburg vs Olympiacos FC - 30/11/2023

    Must Win Game for Olympiacos as they Travel to SC Freiburg in Europa League
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    There are just two rounds of fixtures remaining in the 2023/24 Europa League group stage and in Group A, we have a meeting between Freiburg and Olympiacos.

    The match will take place on the 30th of November at the Europa-Park Stadion and the hosts are currently second in Group A on 9 points while the visitors are in third place on 4 points.

    Freiburg come into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw at home against Darmstadt in the Bundesliga on the weekend. It was a match Freiburg were hoping to win but they fell a goal behind in the 18th minute.

    Freiburg responded well to equalise 10 minutes before the interval but could find a second goal to win the match in the time that remained.

    The draw with Darmstadt means Freiburg have recorded just a single victory from their 6 most recent fixtures in all competitions. The win came at home over TSC in the Europa League but there have been defeats to Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig away in the Bundesliga plus Paderborn at home in the DFB Pokal. Freiburg were also held to a draw at home by Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga.

    Trends show over 2.5 goals have been scored in Freiburg's last 4 matches in the Europa League. Freiburg have won 3 of their 4 most recent Europa League games and they are undefeated in 5 of their last 7 home Europa League matches.

    Olympiacos make the trip to the Europa-Park Stadion having beat Panaitolikos 3-1 at home in the Greek Super League on the weekend. Olympiacos conceded the opening goal of the game after 13 minutes but equalised just 4 minutes later.

    Olympiacos took the lead 5 minutes before half time and added a third goal to win the game in the 70th minute.

    The victory over Panaitolikos means Olympiacos have won 4 of their last 6 fixtures in all competitions. The additional wins have come over OFI and Asteras Tripolis away in the Greek Super League plus West Ham United at home in the Europa League.

    However, Olympiacos have suffered defeats against PAOK at home in the Greek Super League and West Ham United away in the Europa League.

    Trends show Olympiacos are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 away matches in the Europa League but have recorded only 1 win in their 9 most recent away trips in the competition.

    Team news and Freiburg have several players on the treatment table including Merlin Röhl, Yannik Keitel, Lukas Kübler, Maximilian Philipp, Max Rosenfelder, Christian Günter, and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh. They also have doubts over the fitness of Roland Sallai.

    Olympiacos on the other hand, have no injury major worries ahead of this match and should be at full strength.

    Olympiacos know they must win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage alive. That should make for an entertaining match and we expect to see both teams find the back of the net.

    Freiburg had too much for Olympiacos when they met in Greece and we expect see the same outcome in Germany.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    UEL
    393625
    12-1
    2 - 1
    2.68
    -4°
    1.80
    1.80 3.75 4.00 no no no
    FT
    5 - 0(4 - 0)
    -
    - - -

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