Olympiacos vs Ludogorets Prediction: Champions League Third Qualifying Round on 03.08.2021
Olympiacos will come into their third qualifying round game as the clear favourites in the betting to progress. They did just about enough in the previous round, but they will have to improve against a strong Ludogorets side.
Champions League Third Qualifying Round Preview
Olympiacos continue their chase to make it through to the Champions League group stages on Tuesday evening as they host Ludogorets. The Greek side have already played in the second qualifying round, as they overcome Neftci. Those two legs are the only competitive fixtures that they have played to date, as their league campaign doesn’t get underway for another few weeks. They eased through that second qualifying round tie, as they claimed a 2-0 aggregate win. Olympiacos won the home game 1-0, with Mady Camara scoring the goal. However, they needed to defend solidly throughout, as Camara was sent off on the stroke of half time. The Greek side then completed the job away from home, as they claimed another 1-0 success. Their goal was scored early in the game, as Giorgos Masouras scored the only goal in the 15th minute.
Ludogorets turn their attention back to the Champions League on Tuesday after maintaining their 100% record in the domestic league at the weekend with a 3-0 victory over CSKA 1948. Ludogorets faced few problems in the second qualifying round, as they claimed a 3-1 home success after a 0-0 draw away from home against Mura. Pieros Sotiriou opened the scoring in the second leg after just four minutes, before Mura equalised early in the second half. The game looked destined for extra time, before Ludogorets scored twice in the final ten minutes. Elvis Manu scored the goal to put Ludogorets 2-1 ahead, before Cauly Oliveira Souza wrapped up the win in the closing stages.
Olympiacos vs Ludogorets Head to Head
This will be the first competitive meeting between Ludogorets and Olympiacos. The two sides last met in a friendly in 2017, which remains the only time that the two clubs have clashed. Kostas Fortounis opened the scoring for the Greek side, before Marcelinho struck back for Ludogorets.
Olympiacos vs Ludogorets Prediction
Ludogorets will look to make life as difficult as possible for Olympiacos on Tuesday, and will see a draw as a positive result. However, it is difficult to look past the Greek side taking the win ahead of the second leg next week.
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