Tottenham Hotspur faces Olympiakos at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a game from Group B
Tottenham Hotspur faces Olympiakos at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a game from Group B of the Champions League. In our Champions League predictions we will try to give you some insights about this clash in the English capital.
This game is going to be Jose Mourinho’s debut in the Champions League as Tottenham manager. The Special One already debuted with a win in the Premier League. On Saturday Spurs faced West Ham at the London Stadium and secured a 3-2 win. Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored in Mourinho’s first match since his arrival at the club.
At this moment Tottenham are second in this group with 7 points, being five points behind the leader Bayern Munich and four points ahead of Crvena Zvezda. Most likely Spurs won’t win this group, but what they must do is secure the second place and their qualification for the 1/8-finals. This could happen on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho can’t use the club captain Hugo Lloris, while Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele continue to be injured.
Olympiakos on the other hand are fourth in the group standings with just one point, being two points behind the third Crvena Zvezda. The Greek team won its only point so far exactly against Tottenham. In the first round of the group stage these two teams met in Piraeus and the game ended with a 2-2 draw. This is when Spurs were still managed by Mauricio Pochettino.
During the weekend Olympiakos didn’t win in the Greek Super League. Pedro Martins’ team visited Panionios, but only won a point after a 1-1 draw. The French veteran Mathieu Valbuena scored the only goal in the match from a penalty kick.
It’d be a long shot to say that Olympiakos are a team from the same quality as Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are more motivated than ever since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, so we think they are going to offer us a good performance on Saturday. In our Champions League predictions we expect to see Tottenham winning this one with more than one goal margin.