The UEFA Europa League doesn't have as much prestige as the UEFA Champions League, but it's still a major European competition. For many clubs, it presents a pathway to the lucrative UCL. On Thursday, Italian side Atalanta will take on Greek side Olympiacos in a UEFA Europa League knockout play-off matchup that will determine who advances to the Round of 16. It's the first time these two clubs have met in European competition. You can see what happens when you stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo is set for 3 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atalanta as the -225 favorite (risk $225 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Atalanta vs. Olympiacos odds, with Olympiacos listed as the +600 underdog. A draw is +340 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Thursday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Atalanta vs. Olympiacos
- Atalanta vs. Olympiacos date: Thursday, February 17
- Atalanta vs. Olympiacos time: 3 p.m. ET
- Atalanta vs. Olympiacos streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Europa League picks for Olympiacos vs. Atalanta
Before tuning into Thursday's Europa League clash, you need to see the Atalanta vs. Olympiacos picks from SportsLine's soccer insider Brandt Sutton. Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine's top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 21-15 and returning over $700 for $100 bettors who have followed his soccer picks.
For Olympiacos vs. Atalanta, Sutton is playing under 2.5 goals for a +110 payout. For years, UEFA's first tiebreaker for two-leg aggregate matches was away goals, which forced visiting clubs to play more aggressively. With that rule done away with, the strategy of a club like Olympiacos could be impacted.
The Greek powers are highly likely to park the bus against a club like Atalanta with plenty of attacking prowess and a desire to maximize its scoring chances. Olympiacos has only allowed 11 goals in the Greek Super League all season and boasts a solid back four. You can expect to see the side's midfielders to sit back because Atalanta's midfielders like to get involved in the box.
Meanwhile, Atalanta has been playing better defensively of late. It posted clean sheets against Venezia, Inter Milan and Lazio before the international break and controlled most of the game against Juventus last Sunday before the latter found a goal in stoppage time to equalize.
How to watch, live stream UEFA Europa League on Paramount+
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