Olympiakos FC vs Ferencvaros
UEFA Europa Conference League
15th February 2024
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the UEFA Europa Conference League fixture between Olympiakos FC and Ferencvaros.
Olympiakos FC vs Ferencvaros: Preview
Olympiakos FC form analysis
Thrylos began their campaign with a dramatic 2-2 home draw against TSC, taking an early lead before conceding twice and needing a late equalizer. Their next match saw them edge West Ham 2-1 in Piraeus through first half goals. However, they lost the return 1-0 in London through an early second half strike. Back-to-back heavy defeats followed – 5-0 away to Freiburg where they were 3 down by half time.
Needing a strong finish, Olympiakos responded by thrashing TSC 5-2 at home with two goals each from Podence and El Arabi. This victory was vital to secure a third place Europa Conference League playoff spot. While Olympiakos possessed the quality to progress, inconsistent defending let them down. Conceding early goals damaged their chances in close games. However, a five star performance in their final match showed what they are capable of. With more concentration and solidity, they could make an impact in the playoff round.
Ferencvaros form analysis
Ferencvaros can be pleased with their second place finish in a competitive group. They started with an impressive 2-2 draw away to Fiorentina, taking an early two goal lead before conceding late on. A gritty 0-0 home draw with Genk followed to keep them in contention.
Securing another 1-1 draw in Belgium through an early second half goal was a solid result. Back-to-back wins then boosted their chances, overcoming an early deficit to beat Cukaricki 2-1 with two late goals. Another 1-1 draw at home to Fiorentina thanks to Zachariassen’s strike virtually sealed their place in the playoffs.
While defensive lapses saw leads slipped, Ferencvaros displayed great resilience to fight back from behind multiple times. Clutch goals and an ability to grind out positive results on the road were notable traits. In their final match, Zachariassen’s early goal looked to have earned another win over Fiorentina, but they had to settle for a draw after conceding late. Nonetheless, their second place finish is a commendable achievement and they can look forward to the playoffs with confidence. Overall, it was a strong group stage campaign from Ferencvaros
Olympiakos FC vs Ferencvaros: Prediction
The visitors have just a win in their last three UECL matches. They are second favourites against a club that has won all but one of their last five Europa League matches at home.
Ferencvaros’ last five games on the road in this competition has yielded an average of 3.6 goals. To add to it almost five goals is the average scoreline in the last five european games at this venue. A low scoring game is the last thing you should expect from this game.