Tottenham vs Olympiakos: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:58 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 2:58 PM UTC

Jose is back in Europe's top competition...
<div><h2>Tottenham vs Olympiakos</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tuesday, November 26, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Jose Mourinho will manage a Champions League game for the first time in almost two years when his Tottenham side host Olympiakos on Tuesday. Spurs brutally dispatched Mauricio Pochettino in response to the team’s slump in form this season and Mourinho was parachuted in to save their campaign. He made a winning start to life in the Tottenham dugout as they beat West Ham 3-2 at the weekend. Now they will aim to a morale boosting victory against Greek side Olympiakos, and they should be able to pull it off.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Mourinho opted for a classic 4-2-3-1 formation as Tottenham overwhelmed the Hammers on Saturday. Playmaker Christian Eriksen was benched, leaving Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura behind striker Harry Kane. The Portuguese dropped Moussa Sissoko and reinstated Eric Dier alongside Harry Winks in the midfield in an effort to afford the defence better protection. Jan Vertonghen was missing, so Davinson Sanchez partnered Toby Alderweireld in defence, with Ben Davies and Serge Aurier as full-backs. Captain Hugo Lloris remains injured, so Paulo Gazzaniga is keeping goal.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Olympiakos captain Konstantinos Fortounis is out injured and they miss his presence in midfield. Pedro Martins’ men could only draw away at struggling Panionios at the weekend, although they remain unbeaten and top of the Greek Super League table. They have no other injury problems of note, and they will hope to see Migel Anguel Guerrero, Daniel Podence and Lazar Randjelovic cause Spurs’ leaky defence plenty of problems on Tuesday night.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Spurs were 2-0 up and cruising when they took on Olympiakos in Greece earlier this year. Yet they switched off at the back and ended up drawing 2-2, which was emblematic of their performances towards the end of Pochettino’s tenure. They started really well against West Ham on Saturday, and they led 3-0 early in the game, but they ended up conceding two goals towards the end of the match and eventually had to cling on for the victory. You would expect them to start strongly again on Tuesday, and then Mourinho will demand they show the requisite discipline to secure all three points. Olympiakos have lost all three Champions League games since that draw against Spurs, and this is a game the London club really should win.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Tottenham half-time / full-time at 1.95 (19/20) with Coral</a></strong></p></div>
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