Here are the best free Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos betting tips with the next future just around the corner.
Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos top free betting tips
For the sake of gist-reading, we’ve gathered our betting predictions in a single place. However, if you feel interested in reading the write-up between these tips, make sure to scroll down.
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Match preview: Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos derby
The long-standing rivalry between Greece's two biggest sides dubbed the “Derby of the eternal enemies” is a football rivalry of great importance.
The next fixture between the two is scheduled to be played on St. Valentines' Day in 2021, although we can guarantee you that there will be no signs of love shown. These two clubs and their fans share nothing but despise each other, making this one of the most controversial derbies worldwide. It is considered to be up there alongside memorable rivalries such as El Classico, the Merseyside rivalry, or even Boca Juniors against River Plate. When talking about the derbies, there is no way to skip on mentioning past Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos tips. However, we are here to evaluate what a possible outcome of the 14.02 fixture is and not get into too much historical detail.
Olympiakos recent form
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Olympiakos have won the domestic league 16 times, most recently failing to do so in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019. The good news for the club's fans was that it wasn't their rival Panathinaikos taking the triumphs in these years.
Despite the two unsuccessful campaigns, the unfinished season of 2019/2020 saw Olympiakos top the table with an impressive goal for and against tally and an unbeaten in 26 games record. Even though the season was put to an end earlier than planned, it wasn't that significant of a change, as only the last four league fixtures were canceled.
In 26 games, Pedro Martin's squad only conceded nine goals and scored 53 in the meantime. Indeed an unstoppable performance. So far in this campaign, Olympiakos tops the table after the first 11 games and continues to hold on to their unbeaten run. Martin's team was also playing in the Champions League but was somewhat unlucky getting drawn into one of the most competitive groups with Man. City, Porto, and Marseille.
Olympiakos couldn't get out of the group stages but managed to rank third above Marseille on goal difference and have a chance at the Europa League title. It won't be a problem for such a dominating team at home to juggle between European and domestic tournaments.
Panathinaikos’ recent form
Panathinaikos, on the other hand, do not have much going on for themselves. Undoubtedly of the too, the Greens are the ones struggling to keep up a useful form. So far this season, they've had a hard time scoring a lot of goals, with most of their wins being with the slightest margin possible against lower-ranked sides. Panathinaikos' biggest recent win came against AEK Athens – a side which won the Greek Super League in 2017/2018 and is a frequent top 4 finisher.
Despite this, the Shamrock has already lost once in the Derby of the eternal enemies during this season, and we believe that the next fixture will very unlikely be different. Home advantage is one thing that László Bölöni will be able to take advantage of. Europa League fatigue won't be a factor as Olympiakos' first EL match will be four days after the derby takes place.
This, however, may mean that Pedro Martin is keen on giving some key players rest before their match with PSV Eindhoven, but it doubts us, as winning this derby is of extreme importance for the Greek teams.
Football Whispers tips explained: Why precisely these picks?
In this section, you can read the reasoning behind our Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos betting tips, which were:
- Bet one: Olympiakos to win
- Bet two: Olympiakos –1.5 Corner Handicap
- Bet three: Total Cards over 3.5
Olympiakos to win
There is not really much to say here. Martin’s squad definitely comes in this fixture as the better of the two sides. Paired with The Greens’ struggles to find the net, we believe that the game may result in a win to nil for Olympiakos.
Olympiakos –1.5 Corner Handicap
The Red-Whites are a team known for scoring a lot of corners and, in the meantime, conceding few. In 7 of their first 11 league games, this same spread was covered. However, it's important to note that one of the times that this pick failed was exactly versus Panathinaikos. We believe this shouldn't be much of a deterrent, but if you feel this way, we suggest taking the over nine total corners pick.
Total Cards over 3.5
In general, there are quite a few cards given in Greek matches, especially when a bitter rivalry is taking place. 3.5 may even be low, but it's almost guaranteed to hit. Just for reference, the last three matches between the twosides resulted in 6, 9, and 7 cards in total.