February 12, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Looking far more assured at the back in recent matches, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to ease to victory over the conservative Greek outfit
Manchester City will be looking to make it three wins from three when they welcome Olympiakos to the Etihad Stadium in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
The Citizens are already three points clear at the top of Group C, having comfortably seen off Porto and Marseille in their two opening games, and another three points will put them on the cusp of the knockout stages.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Latest Odds
Unbeaten in seven fixtures in all competitions, they are clear 1/5 (1.20) favourites with bet365 to maintain their 100 per cent record with another victory here.
Pedro Martins’ team has lost the last eight consecutive group stage matches on the road but can be backed at 12/1 (13.00) to pull off a shock win and 6/1 (7.00) to earn a very creditable draw.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Team News
Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy are all sidelined, although Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko returned to the squad for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United.
Mady Camara, Ousseynou Ba, and Hillal Soudani are all missing for the guests after testing positive for COVID-19.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Preview
The return of Ake, Laporte and Zinchenko from injury has only boosted a defensive unit that has already looked a lot more secure in recent weeks, conceding just three goals in seven fixtures since September’s chaotic 5-2 defeat to Leicester.
This strong record is likely to continue against a conservative Greek side that has scored just three times in four European matches so far this campaign – failing to net in both their away qualifier against Omonia Nicosia and last week’s trip to Porto.
In fact, the Red-Whites have only scored five times in their last eight group stage matches on the road and hit the net just twice in four away games in all competition this season.
Manchester City vs Olympiakos Tips and Predictions
With this in mind, odds of 11/10 (2.10) look well worth backing on Manchester City easing to another comfortable win without conceding against a defensive Olympiakos team.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.