Manchester City vs Olympiacos preview
The Champions League is set to return this week with several clubs playing the third round fixture of the tournament in the group stage. Manchester City will put their focus on the home match against Olympiacos having got the job done this weekend against Sheffield United. Pep Guardiola’s men have picked maximum points in their last two group stage matches, beating Porto and Marseille. Meanwhile, Olympiacos have picked a single victory against Marseille while losing to FC Porto.
- Man City have a 100% record in the Champions League, winning two from their last two matches.
- The Citizens have produced at least three goals in the last six Champions League matches.
- Olympiacos are unbeaten in the last five matches in all competitions.
- The visitors have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions.
- Olympiacos have produced less than two goals in their last five Champions League matches.
Manchester City team news
Guardiola will be without key forward Sergio Kun Aguero after the Argentine suffered a hamstring strain during the club’s draw with West Ham United. The City boss confirmed Aguero is progressing well but has not resumed training with the group just yet.
Striker Gabriel Jesus is still on the sidelines and Ferran Torres is expected to fill in for the Brazilian who could make a return this weekend.
The Premier League club will also miss the services of Fernandinho who was forced off with a leg problem during City’s first Champions League match. The Brazilian is expected to return after the next international break.
Defender Benjamin Mendy will not also be available as he is nursing a muscular issue and will be out for another three weeks.
Olympiacos teams news
The visitors will miss the services of Ousseynou Ba who tested positive for COVID-19 but could welcome back Mohamed Camara.
Man City vs Olympiacos H2H
The last time these two teams met was in 2014 when Olympiacos beat City on penalties in the International Champions Cup.
Prediction; Manchester City win
City remain the favorites heading to the clash, having dropped zero points in their last two matches of the UCL. Guardiola’s side has been in fine form since the start of the competition, scoring six goals while conceding only one.
The underdogs will be hope Guardiola sticks with juniors as the Premier League side will be eyeing a tough clash against leaders Liverpool over the weekend.
Our topbets pundits believe City will secure a comfortable victory as they’re unbeaten in their last seven matches, winning five in the process.
Betway is backing City to win at an odd of 1.20 while bet254 has 1.25 for the same outcome.
The Sky Blues have a good attack going forward with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, and Riyad Mahrez. We expect the home team to keep a clean sheet but produce at least three goals.
You can put your money on both teams to score market or over 2.5.
Possible any time goalscorers
- Riyad Mahrez
- Raheem Sterling
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