After months of uncertainty the European competitions can finally resume and the second-leg of this fiercely contested last-16 tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers of England and Olympiacos of Greece can be played out. These two teams recently completed their domestic campaigns with Wolves finishing 7th while Olympiacos were crowned Greek Super League Champions.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Wolves have been on the go since July of last year and their 2019/20 season has surpassed 365 days. Their Premier League campaign ended on a gloomy note with a 2-0 defeat away at Chelsea leaving them in 7th without guaranteed European football for next season. However, by winning this competition they would qualify for the Champions League next year but Olympiacos pose a greater threat than many feel. When these sides met back in March an equalizer from Pedro Neto canceled out an earlier goal scored by Olympiacos' El Arabi to leave us all sqaure for the return leg. Defeat to Chelsea ended a three-game unbeaten run for Wolves as their domestic season came to an end but at home, they did win three of their four matches as the season resumed only losing to Arsenal at Molineux.
Fresh off reclaiming their Greek Super League title Olympiacos are aiming to continue on their European journey that has seen them stop off in England twice already this season. The Greeks started out in the Champions League and were in the same group as Tottenham Hotspur. Olympiacos raced into a two-goal lead on their visit to Spurs but ultimately lost the contest 4-2 and ended up dropping down to the Europa League. Olympiacos were then back in London in February to face Arsenal and came away with a 2-1 win after extra-time to advance from the Round of 32. The Piraeus side have lost just one of their 11 games since action resumed back in June and have won nine of those matches including each of their last three.
Wolves will be the favorites heading into this game but their domestic season didn't finish the way they wanted it to while Olympiacos are newly-crowned Greek champions. The Greeks will be coming to the West Midlands with confidence although Wolves have a great record at home so I wouldn't be confident of backing on a winner in this game. I do see this one being a close game and a low-scoring one at that giving Wolves' steady defense. If Wolves score first, I wouldn't be surprised to see them sit back and be content with what they have and the same could be said for the traveling team. Either way I'm tipping under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game.