While it has been far from smooth-sailing for Manchester City in the Premier League this season, they have won all two games played so far in this season’s Champions League.
Unbeaten in their last 13 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage matches (W10, D3), Manchester City are big favourites against visiting Olympiacos. They’ve scored three goals in both UCL matches so far this season, building on 41 scored goals across their last 15 matches in the competition (2.73 on average).
City’s last 21 matches in this tournament (W15, D3, L3) have averaged 3.76 total goals, while at home, the hosts have won three and lost once this season in all competitions. The ‘Sky Blues’ have netted precisely one goal in all four first halves at home this season, scoring the first goal in three. Overall, they’ve scored the first goal in eight of ten competitive matches this season (W7, D2, L1).
Olympiacos, meanwhile, have started the group stage with a win and a loss, in the expected tight fight behind City in this group. The 2-0 defeat against Porto marked their first competitive defeat this season (W7, D2), and only the second match in which they conceded! As a result, just two of their ten competitive matches this season have featured over 2.5 total goals.
Away from home, Olympiacos have won just one of four competitive matches (D2, L1). Just 1.25 total goals were scored across those, with a 60% majority arriving before the break. Their last four matches against English competition have yielded the same goals average (1.25 per match, 90 minutes only).
Slim chance of Olympiacos getting anything away from here and the odds of 1.21 on Betpay suggests the Cityzens are shoo-in for a win.