Olympiacos vs Aston Villa prediction, odds & betting tips – 09/05/2024

Olympiakos
09/05/24 - 20:00

Finished

2

-

0

Aston Villa

Olympiakos - Aston Villa

UEFA Conference League - Karaiskakis Stadium

2nd Round

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa predictions
Ollie Watkins was on target in the first leg – Photo by Icon Sport

It’s the second leg of the UEFA Conference League semi final between Olympiacos and Aston Villa at the Karaiskakis Stadium on Thursday night. Our Olympiacos vs Aston Villa prediction considers whether the Premier League side can come back from 4-2 down after a surprise defeat in Birmingham.

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa prediction: Game with goals to end level with El Kaabi on target again

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Olympiacos 2-2 Aston Villa

⚽ Anytime goalscorer prediction

Ayoub El Kaabi

Key Stats

  • Our Olympiacos vs Aston Villa betting tips take into account the high scoring nature of the Greek side’s games in the competition with four of their last five Conference League matches producing five or more goals.
  • Both teams have scored in six of Olympiacos’ last seven matches in all competitions.
  • Villa have only won one of their five away Conference League matches since thrashing Hibs in the play-off round.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Villa the second leg favourites

  • HOME: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • DRAW: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%
  • AWAY: 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The visitors are the favourites on the night according to the Olympiacos vs Aston Villa odds with an implied probability of 47.6% that they win the second leg, although José Luis Mendilibar’s side are still firm favourites to win the tie overall.

Olympiacos have the advantage of a weekend off after their 4-2 win at Villa Park which came largely courtesy of a hat-trick from Ayoub El Kaabi. Aston Villa were in Premier League action on Sunday, falling to a late 1-0 defeat at Brighton, as they aim to close in on fourth place in the English top flight.

For more of the latest picks, today’s free betting tips will guide you around the best bets from this week’s football action.

H2H: First ever European tie between the clubs

UEFA Conference League 02/05/24

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2
Olympiakos

Olympiakos

4

Our Olympiacos vs Aston Villa prediction suggests the visitors will at least get a result in what is only the second ever meeting between the clubs after last week’s first leg. Olympiacos have now won 12 of their 41 games against English opponents, drawing six and losing 23.

Olympiacos Preview: Two players back from bans

Andreas Ndoj and Georgios Masouras were suspended last week but are available to return on Thursday. Forward Stevan Jovetic remains an injury concern.

Predicted Lineup: Tzolakis (GK), Rodinei, Ndoj, Restos, Ortega, Iborra, Hezze, Masouras, Chiquinho, Podence, El Kaabi

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

W

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

0

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Europe Friendlies 19/07/24

L

Ajax

Ajax

1

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

0

UEFA Conference League 29/05/24

W

Fiorentina

Fiorentina

0

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

1

Greece Super League 1 19/05/24

D

Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

2

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Greece Super League 1 15/05/24

W

AEK Athens

AEK Athens

0

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Aston Villa Preview: Fatigue a big factor for injury-ravaged Villans

Unai Emery is still missing Boubacar Kamara, Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia while Morgan Rogers is also a major doubt after a weekend injury against Brighton. Youri Tielemans, Alex Moreno, Nicolo Zaniolo and Emiliano Martinez have also been out and will be assessed.

Predicted Lineup: Martinez (GK), Digne, Torres, Konsa, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, Tielemans, Bailey, Diaby, Watkins

Elite Club Friendlies 20/07/24

W

FC Spartak Trnava

FC Spartak Trnava

0

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

Elite Club Friendlies 17/07/24

W

Walsall

Walsall

0

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

5

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

England Premier League 13/05/24

D

Liverpool

Liverpool

3

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

UEFA Conference League 09/05/24

L

Olympiakos

Olympiakos

2

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

Player to watch – Ayoub El Kaabi

Ayoub El Kaabi was the difference maker in the first leg for the Greeks. The 30 year old scored a hat-trick to move onto eight goals in seven Conference League appearances this term.

Olympiacos vs Aston Villa prediction
Olympiacos' Ayoub El Kaabi celebrates scoring his third goal – Photo by Icon Sport

Clinical from 12 yards

On a night when penalties could potentially come into play, Ayoub El Kaabi is one man who the hosts should be able to rely upon. He converted from the spot in the first leg and has scored seven penalties in all competitions this season.

The latest Tweets from each camp

Olympiacos

Aston Villa


Mark is a freelance football writer based in Madrid. He regularly attends and covers La Liga matches around Spain, whilst also following football across Europe.