The final round of the group stage of the UEFA Europe League season 2018/2019 takes place on Tuesday and one of the most exciting games of the round is the clash between Olympiakos and AC Milan. Why? Because if the Greeks win at least 2:0 the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki in Piraeus, they can ruin AC Milan’s dreams of getting to the knockout stage. But, can they actually do it? Find out in the Olympiakos vs AC Milan prediction & betting tips. There are many free bets and bonuses you can find on net for this match.
With 3 points fewer than AC Milan, Olympiakos have a chance to overtake the 2nd spot in the Group F by beating the Italian team. Unfortunately, for them, the things are a bit more complicated. Because they lost 3:1 to AC Milan in Italy, they now need to beat them at least 2:0 in order to get to their position. And if the away team manages to score once, they need to score even more goals.
What all this means is that the Greeks will have a really tough job to secure a spot in the knockouts. But, they will sure try it. They have a pretty good team with some really great players in the final third, which is why their latest stats show. This team has scored in all but one game since October.
Furthermore, Olympiakos are playing at home, where they’ve always been dangerous. This is the place where they lost only 2 matches in 2018. It’s needless to say that they won most of the games played at home.
Another reason why Olympiakos chances against AC Milan are not as horrible as it might appear at the first glance is the fact that almost all of their players are fit and ready for the big game. And that’s not the case with their opponents from AC Milan.
Rossoneri have serious problems with injuries, particularly in the back line. They have several defenders sidelined due to injuries, while those who are fit might be tired from playing all the time, without any rest.
But, despite having injury worries for the past couple of weeks, AC Milan have been doing pretty well lately. In fact, they have lost only one match since October and the one that they lost was against Juventus.
Still, they did allow a couple of unexpected goals, like, for example, two goals against F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg. This was the last game they played in the Europe League, where they have 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 defeat. The two matches they failed to win were against Real Betis, who are on the top of the table right now.
Real Betis have one point more than Milan, meaning that if they don’t beat Dudelange and Milan win in Greece, the Italian side can get to the throne of the Group F. All of this means that they’re guaranteed to have a lot of motivation on Thursday evening.
- Yaya Toure (doubtful)
- Yassine Meriah (doubtful)
AC Milan absentees:
- Ivan Strinic (heart problems)
- Alessio Romagnoli (injury)
- Mateo Musacchio (injury)
- Mattia Caldara (injury)
- Lucas Biglia (injury)
- Giacomo Bonaventura (injury)
Jose Sa – Vukovic, Cisse, Elabdellaoui, Tsimikas – Camara, Bouchalakis, Natcho – Fortounis, Koka, Guerrero
Donnarumma – Zapata, Abate, Calabria, Rodriguez – Bakayoko, Kessie, Mauri, Suso, Calhanoglu – Cutrone
Olympiakos vs AC Milan Prediction
Considering all the fact we know about this match, I got to assume we’re going to see many goals here. Probably at least one on each end.
Olympiakos vs AC Milan Betting Tips
- BTS @1.75 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.16 (Unibet)