The Champions League continues on Wednesday following a busy day yesterday. Manchester United were big winners with a 4-1 win over Istanbul to protect their lead in Group H. With PSG winning as well, it’s far from done for Manchester United, though. PSG won their match on Tuesday, too, to keep pace with Manchester United by three points. It should be a good conclusion to several of these groups in the Champions League.
The most notable deadlock right now is between Chelsea and Sevilla in Group E. They’re both at 10 points going into the fifth matchday. Elsewhere in the Champions League on Wednesday, Barcelona, Juventus, and Lazio were winners as well. Lazio were half asleep when play resumed following the lockdown months ago, but they’re slowly beginning to wake up out of their coma. It’s unlikely that Lazio has what it takes to go the distance, though they’ve been slowly thawing out at least.
Following these eight matches on Wednesday, the schedule will resume next week for the fifth matchday beginning on December 1. It’s hard not to like what Manchester City is doing, and predictably, one of the most dangerous teams in the Champions League in 2020-21. Between Liverpool, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich I think we have the ultimate winner. It’s impossible to ignore what Barcelona has been doing as well, but I’m afraid when we get to the knockout rounds Barca is going to see a more difficult slate.
Manchester City and Olympiacos will meet at Karaiskakis Stadium for the fourth matchday. Olympiacos are in a big spot on Wednesday. They are three points behind Porto for the second spot in Group C. Olympiacos need to see Porto falter down the stretch for a chance to sneak into the next round.
If not, it’s a safe bet they finish ahead of Marseille for entry to the Europa League as an adequate consolation prize. For a win today, it’s likely going to require a Manchester City club that isn’t interested in playing to their full potential. Head below for our free Olympiacos vs. Manchester City pick for November 25, 2020.
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Olympiacos are a top class football club in the Super League Greece. PAOK, Aris, and Olympiacos are a step ahead of the rest in Greece. Olympiacos hold a record of 6-1-0 for a tie with Aris at the top of the table. They are on a two-match winning streak with wins over Panathinaikos, 1-0, and OFI, 2-0.
This was after Olympiacos ran into trouble against Manchester City in Champions League competition. Manchester City easily cleared Olympiacos for a 3-0 win for matchday three. It wasn’t a close contest, with Manchester City more than deserving of the victory.
Manchester City peppered Olympiacos with 7 shots on target as opposed to just 1 for the Greek squad. A total of 20 shots were projected towards the Olympiacos net, while Olympiacos managed just 6 against the strong defence of Manchester City.
The only win for Olympiacos in the Champions League was against Marseille to open play. Their 2-0 loss against Porto might sting the most, though. Through three matches, Olympiacos has scored 0.6 goals and conceded 1 goals per game.
Olympiacos are a really good team in Greece, but when they are pressed into action against the best teams across Europe, the scene looks a lot different. Manchester City is going to be another big test for them on Wednesday.
They are 3-0-0 with a win over Porto, 3-1, Marseille, 3-0, and most recently Olympicaos, 3-0. In other words, 9 goals and just 1 goal conceded for Manchester City through the Champions League 2020-21 campaign. As long as they care to play in Greece and don’t treat this trip as a vacation, Manchester City should emerge with a 2-0 or 3-0 win.