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Olympiacos vs Genk betting tips: Europa League third qualifying round first leg preview, predictions and odds

Olympiacos vs Genk odds and betting statistics



Olympiacos vs Genk match preview

Can Olympiacos make home advantage count in Piraeus?

The Red-Whites have won 22 of the last 27 Greek Super League titles but, last season, finished down in third, following a catastrophic campaign, during which they went through four managers.

The new man in charge is Diego Martínez and, given that Olympiacos have featured in a major UEFA group stage every year since 1995, he’s under big pressure to maintain that streak.

Genk meantime were dumped out of Champions League qualifying by Servette eight nights ago.

Die Smurfen drew 1-1 in Geneva, but then only managed a 2-2 draw at home, meaning a penalty shootout was required at Cegeka Arena.

The Blauw-Wit missed two of their three spot-kicks, Patrik Hrošovský and Tolu Arokodare both failing to convert, as Genk’s Champions League hopes went up in flames.

The winners of this tie will take on Čukarički in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

The losers drop into the Europa Conference League play-off round, where they’ll meet the losers of Adana Demirspor vs Osijek.

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