Olympiacos vs AC Milan
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 13th December 2018
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus).
Olympiacos finds themselves in a complicated situation in their European campaign. They face an uphill task against the Italian powerhouse, AC Milan, in their quest for glory in the Europa League.
AC Milan occupies the second spot in the table after posting 10 points on the board, from their five matches so far. The team managed to score a group-record 11 goals in the tournament and conceded just six in the process.
Olympiacos is the third team in group standings and has secured seven points so far. They won two games, drew one and lost the remaining two.
Milan completely destroyed Dudelange, in their last Europa League game, at home. The seven-goal thriller saw Milan scoring five past the visiting defense. The final scoreline was 5-2 in favor of the hosts. The match had two own-goals in favor of Milan.
Olympiacos lost their last European fixture, against Betis, on the road. The lone goal and the winner of the match came in the 39th minute, from the boots of Canales. Olympiacos valiantly tried for the equalizer but failed in their quest.
Olympiacos vs AC Milan Head-to-head (h2h)
- Milan won the last h2h game against Olympiacos with a 3-1 scoreline.
- Olympiacos was winless in three of their last five matches.
- Milan remained unbeaten in their last four games in a row. They have lost just three of their last 20 overall matches.
- Olympiacos was winless in two of their last five ties at home.
- AC Milan has lost only one of their last eight fixtures on the road.
Olympiacos vs AC Milan Prediction
The home team has a really convoluted path in front of them, to achieve progression to the next stage of the tournament. Currently, they have seven points from their five matches so far, while Milan has ten. If Olympiacos wins this tie, they will be on par with Milan in terms of points.
Both will be at the second spot, and only one team could progress. The tie-breaker criteria in the Europa League are head-to-head points, goal difference in head-to-head matches, goals scored in h2h games, away goals scored in h2h matches etc, in that order.
So, in order to progress, Olympiacos will have to win with a scoreline of at least 3-0. They have no option but to attack and leave spaces at the behind. Milan could easily target this weakness, and take advantage of it.
Milan is unbeaten in their last four games in a row. They have lost only three of their last 20 fixtures. The team has lost only one of their last eight matches on the road.
- AC Milan will win the game, and both the halves.
Olympiacos vs AC Milan Betting Tips
AC Milan to win @ 2.50 (3/2)
Half Time/ Full Time: AC Milan/ AC Milan @ 4.50 (7/2).