UEL 2022-23: Olympiacos vs SC Freiburg prediction and betting tips (September 15)
Freiburg are in good form ahead of the Round 2 fixture against Olympiacos. The hosts are not strong at the moment and hope to pull something up. Can the Thrylos beat the Breisgau-Brasilianer?
Hwang has provided one assist this season.
Hwang has provided one assist this season.
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Olympiacos play SC Freiburg in Round 2 of the 2022-23 Europa League group stage matches.

The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 15 September 2022. The match venue is Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki, Piraeus, Greece.

Latest odds on betting sites

Olympiacos to win odds are priced at 2.80 (+180 American; 9/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while SC Freiburg to win odds are priced at 2.45 (+145; 29/20).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Olympiacos — 35%, draw — 28%, SC Freiburg — 37%.

Latest betting odds on Olympiacos vs SC Freiburg (15 September 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on Olympiacos — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (0.0) on SC Freiburg — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 20/21)

Match preview and statistics

Olympiacos have won only one of their last five matches, with three draws and a loss. They drew 1-1 with NFC Volos in their last match.

Ognjen Ozegovic gave Volos the lead in the 29th minute. Paolo Fernandes assisted the goal. Youssef El Arabi equalized in the 76th minute of the second half.

The team had 66% possession, 18 total shots, two big chances, four shots on target, 433 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, four offside, nine corners and four yellow cards.

They lost 1-2 to Nantes in the UEL Round 1 tie. None of Olympiaco’s outfield players scored in the game. An own goal from a Nantes player pulled one back for them. A late winner won the game for the opposition.

Olympiacos team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.

SC Freiburg have four wins and a draw in their last five matches. They played a goalless draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in the last match.

Team stats from the game: 58% possession, 1.25 expected goals, 14 total shots, one big chance, five shots on target, 459 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, six fouls committed, three offside, six corners and one yellow card.

The Breisgau-Brasilianer beat Qarabag FK 2-1 in the Round 1 fixture. Vincenzo Grifo opened the scoring in the seventh minute from the penalty spot with his right foot into the bottom left corner.

Ritsu Doan doubled the lead in the 15th minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Maximilian Eggestein. Marko Vesovic pulled one back in the 39th minute with a shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

SC Freiburg team news: Kimberly Ezekwem, Lucas Holer, and Rolland Sallai are sidelined due to injuries.

Olympiacos vs SC Freiburg H2H

Both teams met only once in a club friendly back in 2013. Freiburg won 4-2 in the friendly.

Lineups and key players

Olympiacos projected starting lineup:

  • Tomas Vaclik
  • Sime Vrslajko
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos
  • Ousseynou Ba
  • Oleg Reabciuk
  • Pierre Kunde
  • Yann M’Vila
  • Josh Bowler
  • Mathieu Valbuena
  • Giorgos Masouras
  • Ui-Jo Hwang

Ui-Jo Hwang is the key player to watch out for. The striker is yet to score and looks forward to ending the goalless streak in the coming match. Hwang has provided one assist this season. He needs to wear his scoring boots for the game.

SC Freiburg projected starting lineup:

  • Mark Flekken
  • Kilian Sildillia
  • Matthias Ginter
  • Philipp Lienhart
  • Christian Gunter
  • Ritsu Doan
  • Maximilian Eggestein
  • Nicolas Hofler
  • Vincenzo Grifo
  • Michael Gregoritsch
  • Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

Vincenzo Grifo is the key player to watch out for. He has four goals and an assist this season. He opened the scoring in the 2-1 win against Qarabag in Round 1. Expecting him to have a goal contribution in this fixture.

Prediction and betting tips

SC Freiburg are in very good form ahead of the fixture. They are the better team from the statistics, with four wins and a draw in the last five games. Olympiacos, on the other hand, have only one win in the last five matches. They lost their UEL Round 1 match. Both teams have only met once in a club friendly.

Predictions for this match are Freiburg to win, and BTTS (Yes) and over 2.5 goals. The German team have good momentum and should be able to make it two back-to-back wins in the Europa league. At least three goals are expected from both teams in the tie. Olympiacos have the home advantage and managed to score in their last three games.

Betting prediction: Freiburg to win

Odds: 2.45 (+145 American; 29/20 Fractional)

Betting prediction: BTTS + Over/Under — Yes & over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional)

FootballUEFA Europa League. Group stage. Round 2
Olympiacos — SC Freiburg
BTTS + Over/Under — Yes & over 2.5 goals
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