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Europa Convention League ultimate preview, predictions & lineups

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Olympiacos are in acquainted territory as they tackle Fiorentina within the 2023/24 Europa Convention League ultimate.

The Greek aspect will make the brief journey throughout Athens with the OPAP Enviornment enjoying host to Wednesday’s showpiece occasion.

Olympiacos superior into the ultimate after convincingly downing Unai Emery’s Aston Villa within the final 4. After securing a 4-2 victory at Villa Park, Jose Luis Mendilibar’s aspect strolled to a 2-0 residence win and a 6-2 mixture triumph.

Mendilibar is now aiming to assert his second European trophy in as many seasons after he oversaw Sevilla’s Europa League triumph final time period.

Roma succumbed to Mendilibar’s Sevilla in Budapest, and one other Italian crew will probably be standing within the Spaniard’s approach in Athens. Fiorentina have loved immense cup success with Vincenzo Italiano on the helm, however they’re but to discover a approach of getting over the road. La Viola had been cruelly overwhelmed 2-1 by West Ham in final season’s Convention League ultimate.

Their path to the ultimate this time round wasn’t fairly as serene as their opponents’. Fiorentina have up to now squeezed previous Maccabi Haifa, Viktoria Plzen, and Membership Brugge to achieve the massive sport. Italiano will probably be intent on slaying the demons from Prague on Wednesday.

This is 90min’s preview of the 2023/24 Europa Convention League ultimate.

Olympiacos vs Fiorentina H2H file

That is the primary aggressive assembly between these two golf equipment.

Present kind (all competitions)

Olympiacos

Fiorentina

Panathinaikos 2-2 Olympiacos – 19/05/24

Cagliari 2-3 Fiorentina – 23/05/24

Olympiacos 2-0 AEK Athens – 15/05/24

Fiorentina 2-2 Napoli – 17/05/24

PAOK 2-0 Olympiacos – 12/05/24

Fiorentina 2-1 Monza – 13/05/24

Olympiacos 2-0 Aston Villa – 09/05/24

Membership Brugge 1-1 Fiorentina – 08/05/24

Aston Villa 2-4 Olympiacos – 02/05/24

Hellas Verona 2-1 Fiorentina – 05/05/24

Nation

TV channel/stay stream

United Kingdom

discovery+, discovery+ App, TNT Sports activities 1, TNT Sports activities Final

United States

Paramount+, TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA

Canada

DAZN

Ayoub El Kaabi

Ayoub El Kaabi scored 5 instances over two legs within the semi-final in opposition to Aston Villa / Milos Bicanski/GettyImages

Mendilibar is unlikely to make modifications from the groups that downed Aston Villa within the semi-final.

The Olympiacos coach is with out long-term absentee Doron Leidner, whereas Giulian Bancone and Bandiougou Fadiga are each unlikely to function.

Villan slayer Ayoub El Kaabi will lead the road in Athens on Wednesday.

Olympiacos predicted lineup vs Fiorentina (4-3-3): Tzolakis; Rodinei, Retsos, Carmo, Ortega; Iborra, Hezze, Chiquinho; Podence, El Kaabi, Fortounis.

Riccardo Sottil

A shoulder harm might preserve Riccardo Sottil out of Wednesday’s ultimate / Gabriele Maltinti/GettyImages

Italiano is about to be with out winger Riccardo Sottil for the ultimate, so Nicolas Gonzalez and Christian Kouame are poised to flank striker Andrea Belotti.

The Italians in any other case haven’t any harm issues. M’Bala Nzola and Antonin Barak are among the many fringe gamers pushing for begins.

Fiorentina predicted lineup vs Olympiacos (4-2-3-1): Terracciano; Dodo, Milenkovic, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi; Mandragora, Bonaventura; Gonzalez, Beltran, Kouame; Belotti.

Chaos has adopted these two groups for weeks, and we could possibly be in for a high-scoring affair in Athens.

Italiano will hope that his aspect discovered lots from their defeat in final season’s ultimate, however they’re going through a wily opponent led by a shrewd coach in Mendilibar. Olympiacos flummoxed a fatiguing, however nonetheless excellent, Aston Villa aspect within the final 4, and Mendilibar’s pragmatism might show essential on the massive event.

Fiorentina have perpetually been the almost males of Italian soccer, with their latest file in finals maybe a priority heading into Wednesday’s sport. Each side carry momentum heading into Athens, however the curse of La Viola might effectively strike once more.

Prediction: Olympiacos 2-1 Fiorentina

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