AC Milan vs Olympiacos
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano).
Group F was short on goalmouth action on the opening day. Gonzalo Higuain’s second half strike away at debutants Dudelange was the lone goal in two matches as Olympiacos drew 0-0 to Real Betis in front of the home crowd two weeks ago. Will the two teams continue to be stern at the back and provide another low-scoring contest when they take on each other in the second round tie on Thursday evening at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza?
Rossoneri will certainly come into the game in higher spirits following their best attacking showing of the season. Gennaro Gattuso’s men bagged four goals in a tough away fixture at Sassuolo on Sunday evening and they’ll be looking to back it up with another strong performance when they return to the continental competition.
AC Milan vs Olympiacos : Head-to-head
- The two teams met each other just once in the past.
- The clash was part of the International Champions Cup (pre-season tournament) in 2014 when Olympiacos picked up a demolishing 3-0 victory.
- Rossoneri were successful in the history of H2H games with Greek opposition in general.
- Milan won four of five home matches against Greek outfits so far.
AC Milan vs Olympiacos: Prediction
Olympiacos have been playing defensive-minded football under Pedro Martins. None of last four games they featured saw two or more goals scored. The streak includes a disappointing 0-1 defeat to PAOK in the Super League derby at the weekend.
We thus have reasons to say the Greeks have been struggling for goals so far in the season. Given they are about to face a very tough opposition coming from Serie A here, it’s hard to see them start performing up front just on this occasion.
There is no value in backing Rossoneri to win at 1.45 which is why we’ll rather go with the Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.85.
AC Milan vs Olympiacos: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 (17/20)
Milan to keep a clean sheet @ 1.83 (5/6).