Winter champions title is good omen for Olympiacos
Olympiacos finished the first half of the Greek Superleague season atop the standings to claim the informal title of “winter champions,” a favorable “title” for the Piraeus club.
Olympiacos have won the “winter championship” 26 times in the past and have gone on to win the league title at the end of the season 23 of those times, an 88% success rate. The Piraeus giants have failed to win the league title on three occasions after leading midway through the season, falling out to Panathinaikos in 1976/77 and 2003/04 and to AEK in 1988/89.
Both AEK and PAOK look determined to dethrone Olympiacos as both teams trail the Erythrolefki by one point in the standings. Atromitos, the surprise team of the season, are also in the hunt, trailing the league leaders by just two points after 15 games.
The above statistics will keep Olympiacos fans optimistic for the second half of the season as the defending champions look to win their eighth straight Greek SuperLeague title. The Reds are on a six game winning streak going into the winter break and will hope to continue their title defence when Superleague play resumes next weekend.