Champions League Preview: Malmö vs. Olympiacos

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Updated: September 29, 2014
Olympiakos

Match Date: 01 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Malmö New Stadium

 

Malmö will attempt to reverse its Champions League fate after suffering defeat from the Italian titleholder, Juventus. Sweden’s best club is eager to make its mark in the tournament’s history despite enduring an early loss.

 

But it will not be easy for Malmö for like them, Olympiacos is also keen on securing a strong finish in the said competition.

 

The contenders

Malmö

Malmö’s defeat to Juve temporarily haltered its Champions League campaign this season. The club was readily kept at bay when Juve scored 2 goals and incurred a clean sheet during their encounter.

 

Yet, since the upcoming match will be held in their own territory and the fact that they are already sure of clinching the title in Sweden’s top-flight league, there is a high possibility for them to increase their winning possibilities. The only thing they need to accomplish is to divert its focus in the tournament and devote more time in their tactical approaches.

 

Olympiacos

Olympiacos entered the competition with a surprised upset against the Champions League runner-up, Atletico Madrid. The Greek outfit has successfully snatched a narrow win against their opponent when they ended the match with a 3-2 victory in their favor.

 

The online betting favorite could readily use the said triumph as a good source of motivation when they face Malmö

 

Possible head turners

Striker Kostas Mitroglou shall handle Olympiacos’ scoring responsibilities in the upcoming match. But then again, a reliable Robin Olsen ensures that his attempts will be consistently denied.

 

Prediction

Malmö 0-2 Olympiacos

 

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