Olympiakos will take on the Belgian club Anderlecht in a Champions League game tomorrow at Stade Constant Vanden Stock. This will be the second game for both these teams in the tournament.
Neither of these two teams has made a good start to its Champions League campaign this season. Both lost their opening games and that too by profound margins. Anderlecht was defeated by Benfica by 0-2, while, Olympiakos suffered a 1-4 defeat against the French club Paris Saint-Germain.
This is going to be the first match between these two teams in the last 39 years. The last time that they had faced each other was in the European Cup of 1974.
Anderlecht hasn’t had a great start in its domestic league either. They had won the league last season, but, they have started the new season in a rusty manner. They have suffered 3 defeats in their first 9 league matches and currently, they are at no. 4 in the points table. However, in their last game against Lierse, they had shown some good form and had secured a 2-0 win. So, they will be going into the match against Olympiakos with a bit of confidence.
On the other hand, Olympiakos has started fantastically well in its domestic league i.e. Greek Super League. They have won 5 out of their first 6 games and they are currently at the top of the points table. So, they are also a confident side at the moment.
Some vital players from both the sides will not feature in this game. The Anderlecht midfielder Ronald Vargas had gone through a knee operation in July and he has still not completely recovered from that. So, he will not give his services to his team.
A couple of Olympiakos players i.e. Paulo Machado and David Fuster will also miss out. Machado is suffering from knee injury, while, Fuster has picked up hamstring strain.