Tuesday’s Champions League pick – Olympiakos vs Bordeaux on 23.02 | Free Football Betting Tips

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22nd of February 2010 04:45 PM
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23th February- 19:45 GMT

Olympiakos

  • The atmosphere at their Karaiskakis Stadium is usually boiling hot and the fans are 12th player
  • The Greeks have an impressive home record in this season’s Champions League with 1-0 victories over AZ Alkmaar and Arsenal and a 2-1 win over Standard Liege.
  • Recently Brazilian legend Zico was sacked after a disappointing run of results, and replaced by Serbian Bozidar Bantovic
  • They will be without injured Diogo and Luciano Galletti but Brazilian central midfielder Dudu, is expected to return from injury.
  • New signings Jesus Datolo and Lomano Tresor Lua Lua have been in impressive form should start on the wings with Mitroglu as single forward
  • Greeks will try to gain an advantage over the visitors before the return leg, but should be careful for their counterattacks

Possible Starting 11: Antonis Nikopolidis; Vasilis Torosidis, Olof Mellberg, Avraam Papadopoulos, Raul Bravo; Enzo Maresca, Ieroklis Stoltidis, Dudu, Jesus Datolo, Lomana Lua Lua; Konstantinos Mitroglu
Bordeaux

  • Laurent Blanc’s side are on top of French Ligue 1 and dropped just 2points in the group stages of Champions League;
  • They conceded just goals throughout their six matches vs opponents like Bayern and Juventus;
  • In the beginning of 2010 they started struggling in all competitions and allowed Montpellier to close the gap in Ligue 1 to just 3 points
  • They postponed their weekend fixture against Auxerre to a later date in order to go into this match in the best shape;
  • The coach has no problems with injuries and suspensions since the injury midfielder Alou Diarra is the only missing player;
  • Brazilian Wendel has been a key figure for Bordeaux in recent weeks, scoring five times in last four matches;

Possible Starting 11: Cedric Carrasso; Matthieu Chalme, Michael Ciani, Marc Planus, Benoit Tremoulinas; Wendel, Fernando, Yoann Gourcuff, Jaroslav Plasil; Yoan Gouffran, Marouane Chamakh

MY PREDICTION – BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE with possible result 1-1

FINAL SCORE 0-1

SELECTED ODDS for GG – 1.91 from EUROBET

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