The early Champions League fixture tonight (25/11/20) is Olympiakos Vs Man City, and here is my match preview, along with top prediction, and match odds.
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Olympiakos vs Man City Preview
Similar to their quieter neighbours across town, Manchester City have been fairly inconsistent in the Premier League this season, and have enjoyed far more success in Europe.
A win (or draw) for City tonight will see them through, leaving them free to focus on the Premier League. Although that could almost already be to little, to late!
In the reverse fixture three weeks ago, City ran out 3-0 winners at the Etihad.
The match itself wasn't without its troubles for City, and it was only when Gabriel Jesus came on a late sub and scored a second for Pep's men on 81 minutes, that the Etihad nerves eased.
- Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis
- Kick Off 5.55pm
- Champions League, Group C
- MatchDay 4
- Live on BT Sports
- Matchday Live
Olympiakos are dominant domestically
City's Greek opponents sit top of the Greek Super League (courtesy of goal difference). From their seven domestic league games, they have won six, and drawn one.
So far in the Champions League, Olympiakos have managed just one win, a 1-0 home victory over Marseille.
Their other two matches have seen a 2-0 defeat away to Porto, and the 3-0 defeat to City.
Olympiakos might consider themselves slightly unlucky at Porto, as it was a relatively even game. Although Marseille may say the same about the opening game in Greece.
Olympiakos vs Man City betting
- Olympiakos 10/1 - The Draw 9/2 – Man City 3/10
- Over 2.5 Goals 4/6 – Under 2.5 Goals 13/10
- Over 3.5 Goals 7/4 – Under 3.5 Goals 1/2
- Both Teams To Score – Yes 11/10 – No 3/4
Despite the matches involving Porto, Olympiakos and Marseille, all been relatively close, the reality is that City looks streets ahead.
And this is clearly reflected in the odds, with City at 3/10, away from home!
That said, with City's in and out form domestically, it would be a brave punter who backs them at 3/10. So where is the value?
Olympiakos vs Man City Prediction 25/11/20
As we seen last night with Chelsea, even when you're expecting the strongest possible side to be put out, you don't always get it.
And I wouldn't be surprised to see a bit of rotation from City here.
With the Greeks at home, and City likely to be rotating, I like the look of Both Teams To Score at 11/10.
Olympiakos are no mugs at home, and City aren't the strongest defensive unit you will ever come across.
Yes, I wouldn't be surprised to see City cruise to another 3-0 win, and if you nailed me down for a match verdict, it would be a win for the Cityzens.
I just get the feeling today may not be plain sailing for City fans though, and I think this bet represents some value.