Olympiacos will welcome Slovan Bratislava for the first leg of their third qualifying round encounter.
Olympiacos lost to Maccabi Haifa 5-1 on the road in the second round of this season's European Cup qualification. Greece's champion Olympiacos are far ahead of its rivals in the standings. They participated in eight friendlies during the off-season, winning just two of them.
Bratislava defeated Dinamo Batumi to go to the second qualifying round, however they were unable to advance further in the competition after falling to Ferencvaros 5-3 on aggregate. They will come into this match off of a victory - defeating Zemplin Michalovce 4-2 in the league, moving them up to second place with six points after their first three games.
Olympiacos will have the benefit of playing at home on Thursday, and we are betting on them to hold a slim lead going into the second leg next week.
Pick: Olympiakos Piraeus (-1) in AH