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Europa League 13 December: Olympiakos vs AC Milan preview

Europa League 13 December: Olympiakos vs AC Milan preview

Olympiakos vs AC Milan 22:00 Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki, Piraeus
Odds: 2.80 – 3.20 – 2.60
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This is the final match in the Europa League Group F for both teams. Real Betis is leading the group with 11 points and they are already confirmed their spot in the last-32. AC Milan is second with 10 points and they still have a chance to overcome Betis as the group winner, but it would require them to beat Olympiakos and Betis to lose or draw to bottom club Dudelange. Olympiakos is 3rd with 7 points and their only chance to qualify is to beat AC Milan by two goals with the result being 2-0 or 3-1 or by three or more goals.

Olympiakos had high hopes for this season, especially in Europe, but it has not gone how they hoped. After a decent start to their season they have been struggling in scoring goals, even against much weaker opposition. During the weekend they played 1-1 against Xanthi and instead of scoring more goals, they blamed the referee again. The season is getting very frustrating to them. In the Greek Super League they are currently 3rd, already 8 points behind leaders PAOK who seem to be cruising for the title. They are a very good home side though and difficult to beat at the Karaiskaki. They have a 7-2-1 record in their last 10 home games and that only loss came to PAOK in a match where they were the better team.

AC Milan is putting Champions league qualification as their top priority. The main focus is in the Serie A where they have just climbed to 4th position despite only earning a draw against Torino during the weekend. They dont need to rest players in this match as their next Serie A game will be on Tuesday. That is plenty of time to rest. Milan has lost only twice in their last 10 games despite having big injury problems. The only losses came against Juventus and Real Betis. They are very difficult to beat also.

Olympiakos Team News

Olympiakos will be without midfielders Nahuel and Christodoulopoulos.

Milan Team News

They will be without Bonaventura, Biglia, Caldara, Musacchio and Strinic. Romagnoli is a doubt.

Prediction:
Under 2.5 goals is the main pick as Milan will want to make sure Olympiakos does not score. A draw is a very possible outcome for two teams who are difficult to beat.

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