Nov 5, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Karaiskakis Stadium
Olympiacos
1-0
Benfica
Manolas (13')
Yatabare (38'), Roberto (85'), Ndinga (89'), Dominguez (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Pereira (33'), Matic (37'), Amorim (42')

Preview: Olympiacos vs. Benfica

Benfica's Ezequiel Garay in action against Napoli on August 9, 2013
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Sports Mole previews the Champions League clash between Olympiacos and Benfica, who are currently level on points in Group C.

Olympiacos and Benfica will be hoping for better weather conditions than they got in the reverse fixture when they meet in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The two met in rain-soaked Portugal a fortnight ago, with the referee choosing not to abandon the game in which Benfica grabbed a late equaliser to draw 1-1.

This week's meeting at the Karaiskakis Stadium will go a long way to deciding who qualify for the knockout stages, probably as runners-up to Paris Saint-Germain in Group C.

Both teams have four points going into the contest, where Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo will attempt to continue his run of scoring in each of his last four matches.

Olympiacos are in fine form themselves, having gone eight games unbeaten since taking a 4-0 hammering at the hands of PSG in September.

Argentine forward Javier Saviola was on the bench against his former club two weeks ago, but may be given a start up front if the Greek outfit opt to play a more attacking 4-4-2 formation on home soil.

Recent form

Olympiacos: WWDWWW

Benfica: WWDWLD

Possible starting lineups

Olympiacos: Roberto; Maniatas, Holebas, Manilas, Leandro; Samaris, Ndinga, Siovas, Weiss; Saviola, Mitroglou

Benfica: Moraes; Luisao, Garay, Siqueira; Gaitan, Almeida, Matic, Cavaleiro, Perez; Cardozo, Lima

Sports Mole says: 1-1

Olympiakos' Vladimir Weiss (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Champions League group C football match between Olympiakos and Paris Saint-Germain at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens on September 17, 2013
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