It's time for episode two of the PSV - Olympiakos Piraeus 16th Finals battle

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Philips Stadion (35000 seats)

It's time to decide the outcome of the Europa League 16th Finals meeting between PSV and Olympiakos Piraeus. Get ready for the match with this full betting preview!

It's no vacation for neither PSV nor Olympiakos Piraeus as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

These teams have little in common geographically as Olympiakos Piraeus have to travel 2700 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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PSV form and stats

Last season, PSV's Europa League journey ended in the group stage.

Home games in the Eredivisie have been a walk in the park for PSV so far, with 30 points won from 11 matches; 10 wins, 0 draws and 1 loss. On the other hand, in the Europa League, PSV has performed like this (both home and away): 6 wins, 0 draws and 3 losses. PSV are on a three game winning streak in their home games.

A nice win for PSV last time playing, versus Vitesse. That was also a home game and the match ended 3-1 with Donyell Malen and Mario Götze (2) scoring for the victors. Prior to that, an away loss at Olympiakos Piraeus in the Europa League.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how PSV have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found five games) they have won one time, drawn two and lost two.

The match schedule is unforgiving for PSV as they have a new game in only three days, a Eredivisie match thankfully also at home. Ajax are visiting.

Goals decide football matches and PSV are scoring many of them at home; 27 on target from 11 league matches. PSV are not conceding a lot of goals here at Philips Stadion in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 7 from 11 matches. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Olympiakos Piraeus form and stats

They also participated in Europa League last season. This ended in the 8th finals.

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 7 wins, 3 draws and only 1 loss in the Super League.

Olympiakos played 1-1 against Aris in their previous match. Before that, Olympiakos secured a home win against PSV with the score 4-2.

We have checked recent matches where Olympiakos have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those three games were one victory, zero draws and two defeats.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The Super League trip to Volos NFC.

Olympiakos Piraeus have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 24 goals from 11 away matches. It's not easy to score on Olympiakos as they have only conceded 8 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Olympiakos Piraeus - PSV 4-2, played this season. PSV-Olympiakos Piraeus H2H statistics last two meetings regardless of arena: PSV one win, Olympiakos Piraeus one win, zero draws. two of these two matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Olympiakos PiraeusY. El-Arabi
Y. El-Arabi
17 goals
PSVD. Malen
D. Malen
14 goals
PSVC. Madueke
C. Madueke
7 goals

PSV missing players

Olympiakos Piraeus missing players

PSV Olympiakos Piraeus
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 11   Played P   12 25
16 10   Won W   8 18
4 0   Drew D   2 3
5 1   Lost L   2 4
58 30   Scored S   27 57
33 8   Conceded C   9 18
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 100%
92% 91%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   92% 84%
76% 82%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   67% 64%
56% 55%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   25% 24%
24% 18%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   8% 16%
64% 45%   BTTS BTTS   58% 48%
36% 55%   Clean Sheets C S   42% 44%
0% 0%   Failed to Score F T   0% 8%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.3 1.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.9 2.1
0 0   Red cards R C   1 2
 
15.5 17.1   Shots (avg) S (   12 11.8
6.4 6.7   Shots on Target (avg) S O   5.3 4.9
36% 41%   Goal Efficiency G E   42% 46%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 22 18 2 2 72 17 11 9 1 1 35 11 11 9 1 1 37 6 55 56
2 PSV 23 15 5 3 54 25 11 10 0 1 27 7 12 5 5 2 27 18 29 50
3 AZ 23 13 7 3 52 33 11 6 2 3 21 15 12 7 5 0 31 18 19 46
4 Feyenoord 22 12 6 4 44 22 11 6 4 1 23 9 11 6 2 3 21 13 22 42
5 Vitesse 23 13 3 7 35 24 11 8 2 1 17 6 12 5 1 6 18 18 11 42
6 FC Groningen 22 11 5 6 30 24 11 6 3 2 14 8 11 5 2 4 16 16 6 38
7 FC Utrecht 22 8 10 4 36 28 12 5 6 1 21 16 10 3 4 3 15 12 8 34
8 FC Twente 23 9 7 7 37 30 12 3 4 5 16 17 11 6 3 2 21 13 7 34
9 Fortuna Sittard 23 9 4 10 35 41 12 4 2 6 19 23 11 5 2 4 16 18 -6 31
10 SC Heerenveen 23 7 9 7 31 31 11 5 3 3 17 12 12 2 6 4 14 19 0 30
11 Heracles 23 8 4 11 24 35 11 5 1 5 15 11 12 3 3 6 9 24 -11 28
12 Sparta Rotterdam 22 6 5 11 32 38 11 2 3 6 20 23 11 4 2 5 12 15 -6 23
13 PEC Zwolle 23 4 11 8 28 37 11 2 6 3 11 13 12 2 5 5 17 24 -9 23
14 RKC Waalwijk 23 5 7 11 22 35 12 3 4 5 14 17 11 2 3 6 8 18 -13 22
15 VVV-Venlo 22 6 4 12 36 56 11 3 3 5 16 32 11 3 1 7 20 24 -20 22
16 Willem II 22 3 4 15 24 53 11 3 1 7 15 27 11 0 3 8 9 26 -29 13
17 ADO Den Haag 22 2 7 13 19 49 11 0 5 6 11 23 11 2 2 7 8 26 -30 13
18 FC Emmen 23 1 6 16 20 53 12 1 3 8 16 33 11 0 3 8 4 20 -33 9
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Olympiakos Piraeus 23 18 4 1 56 11 12 11 1 0 32 3 11 7 3 1 24 8 45 58
2 PAOK 23 13 7 3 45 20 12 8 4 0 28 9 11 5 3 3 17 11 25 46
3 Aris 23 13 5 5 28 14 11 6 2 3 12 7 12 7 3 2 16 7 14 44
4 AEK Athens 23 13 5 5 38 27 12 5 4 3 19 15 11 8 1 2 19 12 11 44
5 Panathinaikos 22 12 5 5 27 15 11 6 3 2 12 5 11 6 2 3 15 10 12 41
6 Asteras Tripolis 23 10 8 5 24 22 11 6 3 2 11 8 12 4 5 3 13 14 2 38
7 Volos NFC 23 7 9 7 24 29 11 3 4 4 8 11 12 4 5 3 16 18 -5 30
8 Atromitos 23 6 8 9 23 31 12 4 4 4 15 16 11 2 4 5 8 15 -8 26
9 PAS Giannina 23 6 6 11 21 26 12 2 4 6 8 13 11 4 2 5 13 13 -5 24
10 Apollon Smirnis 23 6 4 13 23 32 11 2 1 8 12 20 12 4 3 5 11 12 -9 22
11 OFI 23 5 4 14 19 37 12 2 3 7 10 21 11 3 1 7 9 16 -18 19
12 Lamia 21 3 6 12 11 34 10 2 2 6 7 17 11 1 4 6 4 17 -23 15
13 Panaitolikos 22 2 8 12 11 30 11 2 3 6 9 15 11 0 5 6 2 15 -19 14
14 Larissa 21 1 7 13 12 34 10 0 5 5 5 14 11 1 2 8 7 20 -22 10

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.