Olympiacos vs West Ham United: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Matchday 3 of the UEL is set to be underway
Olympiacos and West Ham United return to action in Group A of the UEFA Europa League when they go head-to-head at the Karaiskakis Stadium on Thursday. The hosts failed to get their Europa League campaign up and running last time out, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Backa Topola, squandering a two-goal lead. Olympiacos now return to action in the Europa League, where they’re third in Group A, picking up one point from two games.
Meanwhile, West Ham were sent crashing back to earth on Sunday in a 4-1 hammering against Aston Villa in the Premier League. Having won their opening two Europa League games, West Ham United are at the top of their group.
Thursday, 26 Oct, 2023; 10:15 PM (IST), 04:45 PM (GMT), 12:45 PM (EST)
Olympiacos Form (All Competitions): D-L-W-W-W-D
West Ham United Form (All Competitions): L-W-W-W-D-L
Players to Watch Out
Ayoub El Kaabi (Olympiacos)
The Moroccan international is a versatile player who can play in different attacking positions, he is known for his quick feet and his finishing. Inside the box, he is a big threat to the opponent. He had a great start to the season and is in form and the opposition defenders need to keep an eye on him.
Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United)
Kudus is an explosive, skilful player, the way Kudus manipulates the ball makes him a serious threat to an opponent’s defence he has a ‘match-winning’ quality about him. The Ghanaian is a mazy dribbler. The Ghanaian’s direct style makes him constantly look to take on players and create chances. Don’t let his explosive style fool you though, Kudus is a very technical player. Technical ability is one of Kudus’ strengths, he drives with the ball with his head up looking for the options to create. Opposition defenders need to be alert all the time.
- Olympiacos are on a four-game unbeaten run, winning three, since a 3-2 defeat to Freiburg on September 21.
- Olympiacos have won seven of their eight home matches, with their loss to Freiburg last month being the exception.
- This will be just the third meeting between the two teams, with Olympiacos winning one and drawing the other.
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Injury and Team News
Olympiacos will be forced into making at least one change with defender Andreas Ndoj serving a one-match ban for his dismissal before the international break.
West Ham doesn’t have any injury concerns and the squad is fully fit.
West Ham United: 0
Olympiacos Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Paschalakis; Rodinei, Betsos, Porozo, Quini; Camara, Hezze; Masouras, Fortounis, Podence; El Kaabi
West Ham United Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Kehrer; Soucek, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio
Match Prediction for Olympiacos vs West Ham United
Olympiacos are usually a strong outfit on home soil, still, the Premier League outfit will do enough to overcome their next opponents.
Prediction: Olympiacos 1-2 West Ham United
Telecast for Olympiacos vs West Ham United
India: Sony Sports Network (Sony Ten 2)
UK: BT Sport, TNT Sport
USA: Paramount+, CBS