Manchester City’s manager will have had more pep in his step than usual after signing a new two year deal last week.
However, the headlines would have been more along the lines of “Pep misteps” following a disappointing defeat at Tottenham last weekend.
A trip to Olympiakos should be a straightforward task though, and the perfect prep for Pep ahead of bigger tests ahead!
|Fixture||Olympiakos v Manchester City|
|Date||Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 17:55|
|Where||Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Our Top Odds Pick – Manchester City (-1) – 5/6 at Betfred
After taking maximum points from their first three Champions League games this season, Man City have the chance to top the group with two matches to spare with victory against Olympiakos.
However, the Greeks may not come bearing gifts, as the hosts haven’t conceded a goal in two games since losing to the Citizens, and they’ve won six out of seven league matches this season.
City are a whole different proposition though, as they are averaging three goals a game in the Champions League, and should win comfortably once again.
Our Extra Pick – Ferran Torres to Score & Manchester City to Win – 11/4 at Paddy Power
Ferran Torres’ form in the Champions League this season should see him get a start against Olympiakos, as he has scored in each of City’s three European games.
One of those strikes was against Olympiakos in a 3-0 victory last month, and two weeks later he scored a hat-trick for Spain.
He is without a Premier League goal though, which seems to suggest that for whatever reason, he is far more comfortable against non-English opposition.
And that’s just what he’ll find on Wednesday night, so we reckon he’ll be in the goals once again in Greece.
Our Long Shot – Sergio Aguero to Score the Last Goal – 29/10 at 888sport
Sergio Aguero returned to the bench against Spurs, but Pep Guardiola spoke this week of his desire to go slow when it comes to the Argentine’s return, and he is unlikely to start against the Greeks.
He should appear at some point in the second half though, which will be about as welcome for Olympiakos’ players as a floater in the changing room toilets.
And with his sights set on the Champions League’s top ten all-time scorer list, Aguero could give punters a great run for their money in the last goalscorer market.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of article publication, but may change.