Manchester City vs Olympiakos
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens are one of the best teams in the world, and they are a contender to lift the European title at the end of the season.
Especially with their unexpected failures in the CL against underdogs in recent times in crucial games, they are determined to put an end to their unlucky streak. They are currently the toppers of Group C, and will be aiming to finish the Group Stage as champions.
One more win this Tuesday, and they almost could ensure safe passage into the knockouts. Incidentally they are pitted against the worst team in the group this game week – and that too at home.
Not only are Thrylos from the Greek Super League – one of the weaker competitions in Europe, but they also have been underperforming lately on the road.
Likely, expect Manchester City to record their third win this season in the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not once have these two sides locked horns in official encounters. However, Pep Guardiola’s men do have a 100% unbeaten record in European fixtures against Greek teams. They also do have a 100% winning record in such games at this venue.
- Pedro Martins’s men have had some success in continental games against English teams. But it needs to be noted that most of those had come against Arsenal, and that too at home.
- Last season, the European campaign of Thrylos came to an end in the Round of 16 of CL, against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Prediction
The Citizens recorded a 0-3 win on the road the last match-day, against Marseille. In the meantime, Martins’s men lost 2-0 on the road the past game week, against Porto.
As things stand, the English squad are easily the overwhelming favorites. They are one of the best teams in the best league in Europe, while their opposite number are from the lowly Greek top flight.
On top of that, Pep’s men were unbeaten in nine of their preceding ten overall match-ups, and they had also won four of their former five fixtures. Also, they had won 16 of their preceding 20 home appearances, and scored two or more goals in 17 of these 20 fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts had a single win from their last six road trips, and they had scored a total of just two goals from these six matches.
As such, expect the favorites Manchester City to comfortably post a win this Tuesday at the Etihad, and to score in plenty against these underdogs.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Betting Tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).