West Ham United vs Olympiacos betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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West Ham United vs Olympiacos

West Ham to win 2-0 against Olympiacos- 17/2!


At 17/2, a £10 bet would return £95!

West Ham United vs Olympiacos

November 09, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

West Ham United vs Olympiacos match preview

After seeing their long, record-breaking unbeaten run in Europe come to an end in Piraeus, will West Ham United get back to winning ways here?

Two weeks ago at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Olympiacos sprung a big surprise by defeating the Hammers 2-1, with Kostas Fortounis and then Rodinei on target just before half time.

Lucas Paquetá's strike coming too late to spark a comeback.

Before this, David Moyes’ men had enjoyed a perfect start to this Europa League campaign, beating TSC Bačka Topola 3-1 at home and then Freiburg 2-1 in Southern Germany.

This saw the Irons set a new English record for most consecutive matches in UEFA competition without defeat (17), winning 16 of them by the way, a streak that went up in flames in Greece.

Despite that, the reigning Europa Conference League holders are still top of Group A, very much in pole position to remain in first place.

As for Olympiacos, they’ll be hoping that aforementioned victory in the reverse fixture can spark their campaign into life, as it was their first win in this group.

The Red-Whites are not as strong as they once were, finishing third in last season’s Greek Super League, despite having won 22 of the previous 26 titles.

Right now, following a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of PAOK on Sunday, Diego Martínez’s team a second, four points behind fierce rivals Panathinaikos.

Owner Evangelos Marinakis sacked three managers last season, Pedro Martins in August, Carlos Corberán in September and Míchel in April, with Martínez fighting to save his job, just 16 matches into his tenure.

This will be Olympiacos’ 20th visit to England and, to date, they’ve only ever enjoyed three wins, all of have come just five miles down the road at Arsenal, doing so in 2015, 2020 and 2021.

Their very first outing in England came in East London in 1965, hammered 4-0 at the Boleyn Ground, Sir Geoff Hurst scoring twice, an a similar scoreline is expected by those inside the London Stadium.

West Ham United team news

With Kurt Zouma out injured, Konstantinos Mavropanos made his full-Premier League debut for the club on Saturday, but marked the occasion with an unfortunate own goal during the 3-2 defeat.

Here though, the Greek international is likely to keep his place in defence, possibly joined by Aaron Cresswell, Thilo Kehrer and Angelo Ogbonna, with Łukasz Fabiański hoping to be rotated into the side in goal.

Mohammed Kudus has been on fire recently, his bicycle kick at the weekend taking his tally to four goals for the club, the first of which came when TSC visited on matchday one.

Edson Álvarez and Lucas Paquetá both sat out the trip to Brentford suspended, so will be fresh and raring to go here.

Olympiacos team news

Daniel Podence, on loan from Wolves, scored in a 1-0 home win over West Ham earlier this year, hoping to find the target here too.

Meanwhile, Georgios Masouras will return to the XI, having scored off the bench at the weekend, while captain Konstantinos Fortounis is also worth keeping an eye out for.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".