Juventus vs Olympiako 11/04/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Olympiakos vs Juventus
Tuesday 4th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Juventus 1/3 Draw 21/4 Olympiakos 11/1 See the Latest Odds
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This game will be do or die for Juventus, a loss to Olympiakos will more or less end Juventus participation in the Champions League this year and that will not be viewed well in Italy. The Italian Champions have really struggled in Europe's elite competition the last couple of years although it is not really apparent why. With a star studded team including tevez, pirlo, morata, vidal and pogba there is no reason that Juve should be struggling to beat the likes of Malmo and Olympiakos, with no disrespect meant to the aforementioned. The team budgets are astronomically different with Juventus' wage bill probably 100 times larger. Yet when it comes to the Champions League Juventus seem unable to raise their game on the big occasion.
Olympiakos it could be argues have over achieved thus far with two wins from three and both of them against the "better" sides in the group Athletico Madrid and Juventus. Kasami and Mitroglu will give Olympiakos a chance on the counter attack, both players have decent pace and know where the goals are. It could be a long evening up front though as Juventus will surely dominate possession again after holding 60% of the ball in the return fixture in Greece.
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Not a game I will be putting much money into. I dont trust Juventus to get the win here, I think with the quality in Juve's squad they should be unbackable but the 1/3 available represents the fact that the public dont trust them either and the bookmakers to a point are willing to take them on. Personally I am going to back the draw at half time here. I think Olympiakos will come to Juventus and just park the bus to try to get a point from the game and maybe hit Juve on the counter attack. The halftime draw represents decent value in my opinion.