It all comes down to this clash for the Greek squad, as in case of a victory, they will secure their further progress, possibly coming at the top of the group, if things go in the right direction for them.
Their domestic appearances this season are quite well to say, and even though they lost their previous fixture against group leaders from Eintracht, high motivation is certainly not absent for the Greek favorites.
It is do-or-die for the Turks as well in this one, but judging by their overall performances so far in the campaign, I have serious doubts about their success in the upcoming clash.
They managed to record only one victory in the group phase, in their latest appearance on the road to Antwerp, but besides that, they showed very little in the campaign.
For Olympiacos, midfielder Fortounis remains a long-term absentee, while participation of defenders Semedo (4/0) and Markovic (3/0) doesn’t seem that likely either.
The guests miss goalkeeper Bayindir (10/0), midfielder Gustavo (11/1), and offensive Valencia (13/5).
30.09.21 Fenerbahce v Olympiacos 0:3
21.07.15 Fenerbahce v Olympiacos 3:2
16.08.14 Fenerbahce v Olympiacos 2:1
Olympiacos has every reason to approach this clash with positive thoughts, as they are generally looking better, especially when playing in Greece.
They won the reverse fixture with a convincing 0:3 result, and if they approach in a similar way here, there is absolutely no reason to question their positive result in the upcoming clash.