Wednesday’s Champions League action sees Olympiacos fighting it out with Manchester City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Olympiacos v Manchester City are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
Olympiacos are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-0 Super League success over Panathinaikos.
In that match, Olympiacos managed 55% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Olympiacos was Kostas Fortounis (21'). At the other end, Panathinaikos had 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Olympiacos have been involved. Breaking down the goal distribution in that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while Τhrylos managed a tally of 6.
After being beaten in their last game against Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League action, Manchester City will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Manchester City managed 67% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 5 on target. On the other side, Tottenham Hotspur had 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Heung-Min Son (5') and Giovani Lo Celso (65') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
A sequence of resolute performances by the Manchester City defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 9. We will see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 which ended up with the score at Manchester City 3-0 Olympiacos.
That time, Manchester City managed 58% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorers were Ferrán Torres (12'), Gabriel Jesus (81') and João Cancelo (90').
On the other side, Olympiacos had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Carlos del Cerro Grande.
Team News: Olympiacos
Vasilios Sourlis (Corona virus), Youssef El Arabi (Corona virus), Mathieu Valbuena (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Ahmed Hassan (Corona virus) are not available for Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has a number of players out of action. Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury), Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) and Sergio Agüero (Hamstring Injury) will not be playing here.
In our view, Olympiacos are capable enough to put a goal past this Manchester City side, however a single goal likely won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting a 1-2 win for Manchester City by the conclusion of the game. Should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (32,115)
Captain: Andreas Bouchalakis
Chairman: Giannis Moralis
Manager: Pedro Martins
Competitions: Super League position 1, Champions League (Group C), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Giorgos Masouras
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Giorgos Masouras was born in Greece. Having played his first senior match for Panionios in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 3 league goals in the Super League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 5 appearances.