Aston Villa vs Olympiacos prediction 02.05.2024

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Olympiacos Piraeus

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  • Competition: Europa Conference League, Semi-Finals, 1st Leg
  • Date: Thursday, 2nd May, 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21:00 CEST
  • Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham)

On Thursday evening, Aston Villa will welcome Greece's most successful club, Olympiacos, in the first leg of the Europa Conference League Semi-Finals. 

Aston Villa reformed under coach Unai Emery, and with some additions over the Summer, they became one of the best clubs in England. The Villans are on pace to secure a Champions League appearance next season, as they are currently holding fourth place with a seven-point advantage over fifth-placed Tottenham, although with two games played more. In the Europa Conference League, they are the primary candidates for the title, at least by the bookmakers, with the odds at around 2.05.

Olympiacos has long been a dominant force in Greece. However, that wasn't the case last season, as they finished third! This year, they are struggling once again, at least by their standards. Currently, the Red-Whites are fourth in the domestic league, five points away from the first-placed AEK, but with one game played less. In the ECL, even though they reached the Semi-Finals, the bookies have very little faith in them as they offer the biggest odds on them to win the title at around 10.

Aston Villa vs Olympiacos pick: Over 2.5 goals

Aston Villa are playing a really exciting style of football, and most of their games finish with three or more goals. In the Premier League, 71% of their games finished with over 2.5 goals, and in the ECL, they are even better, with 75% of their games (nine of 12) finishing with at least three goals. Also, at Villa Park, the Villans are absolutely great. In the last six home matches in all competitions, they scored at least two goals, and we strongly believe they can score at least twice against Olympiacos. However, we do not believe in their defense, as they kept a clean sheet only twice in the last 13 matches! 

Olympiacos are in good form, having won five of seven last games and scoring 18 goals - 2.6 per game. So, we believe they can score at least once at Villa Park. Additionally, if we count the European qualification rounds, Olympicacos were over 2.5 goals in ten of 16 games (62.5%). 

Both teams are in good form, and considering what we have seen from them in Europe, we expect a high-scoring game, most likely with both teams scoring. 

Aston Villa

Aston Villa team news

The newest names on the injury list are Youri Tielemans and Emiliano Martinez. Both suffered injuries in the latest match vs Chelsea and had to leave the field. Still, Martinez wouldn't be able to play against Olympicaos anyway because he is suspnended for one match after reciving two yellow cards in the previous two games against Lille. 

Besides Tielemans and Martinez, the players who missed the previous matches should remain sidelined: Alex Moreno, Nicolo Zaniolo, Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buenadia, Jacob Ramsey, and Tyrone Mings.

Last matches of Aston Villa

  1. Aston Villa

    2 : 2

    Chelsea

    Premier League

  2. Aston Villa

    3 : 1

    AFC Bournemouth

    Premier League

  3. Lille

    3 : 4

    Aston Villa

    Europa Conference League

  4. Arsenal

    0 : 2

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  5. Aston Villa

    2 : 1

    Lille

    Europa Conference League

Aston Villa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 25

    Robin Olsen

Defenders

  • 2

    Matty Cash

  • 4

    Ezri Konsa

  • 17

    Clément Lenglet

  • 12

    Lucas Digne

Midfielders

  • 47

    Tim Iroegbunam

  • 6

    Douglas Lima

  • 7

    John McGinn

Forwards

  • 19

    Moussa Diaby

  • 11

    Ollie Watkins

  • 31

    Leon Bailey

Olympiacos Piraeus

Olympiacos team news

Central defender Andreas Ndoj and attacking winger Georgios Masouras will serve one-game suspension and are unavailable for the Aston Villa game. On the other hand, defender Panagiotis Retsos served his one-game suspension in the last game and should be back in the starting lineup. 

Bandiougou Fadiga and Doron Leidner, who missed the previous games with long-term injuries, should remain sidelined. 

Last matches of Olympiacos Piraeus

  1. Olympiacos Piraeus

    4 : 1

    Lamia

    Super League

  2. Aris

    1 : 1

    Olympiacos Piraeus

    Super League

  3. Olympiacos Piraeus

    2 : 1

    PAOK

    Super League

  4. Fenerbahce

    2 : 3

    Olympiacos Piraeus

    Europa Conference League

  5. Olympiacos Piraeus

    3 : 2

    Fenerbahce

    Europa Conference League

Olympiacos Piraeus lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 88

    Konstantinos Tzolakis

Defenders

  • 23

    Rodinei

  • 16

    David Carmo

  • 45

    Panagiotis Retsos

  • 3

    Francisco Ortega

Midfielders

  • 6

    Chiquinho

  • 7

    Konstantinos Fortounis

  • 32

    Santiago Hezze

Forwards

  • 56

    Daniel Podence

  • 9

    Ayoub El Kaabi

  • 22

    Stevan Jovetic

3 Reasons why we should see three or more goals

  1. Aston Villa scored two or more goals in the last six home games
  2. Aston Villa were over 2.5 goals in six of the last seven matches
  3. Olympiacos scored seven goals in the last three games

Main prediction Aston Villa - Olympiacos Piraeus

Over 2.5 goals

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Aston Villa vs Olympiacos - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Arena Sport channel.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Aston Villa?

Ollie Watkins, who scored 26 goals in 48 appearances this season.

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Who could be the goalscorer for Olympiacos?

Ayoub El Kaabi, who scored 27 goals in 44 apearances this season.