Match: AC Milan v Olympiacos
Date: 4 October 2018
Time: 18:55 CEST, 12:55 PM EDT, 9.55 AM PDT
Venue: San Siro, Milan, Italy
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All Time Record: Milan v Olympiakos 1W 1D 0L
This will be the first meeting between Milan and Olympiacos since 1959, when Milan beat the Greek side 5-3 on aggregate after drawing 2-2 in Greece before winning 3-1 at the San Siro in the European Champions Clubs’ Cup.
A lot has changed since then, but with both teams being one of the biggest teams in each country, it is a little surprising that they haven’t crossed paths up until this point.
Olympiacos will be looking to get a win on the road after drawing with Real Betis in their first match, while Milan will be looking to make it two-for-two in Europa League matches after defeating Dudelange 1-0 in the first round of the Europa League.
Milan will have everyone except for Mattia Caldara available for this match, with Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone both fit enough to play after both strikers had missed some time.
It would not be shocking to see a few changes in the lineup for Milan, with a possibility that if Cutrone is fit enough to start he will get the nod over Higuain up top. Also, Diego Laxalt and Davide Calabria might get the start at the fullback positions as Gennaro Gattuso will be looking to keep his team fresh, even with the good win over Sassuolo last weekend.
However, Milan will play lowly Chievo Verona next Sunday, so Gattuso might go with a stronger side in an important European match at home today, so who knows. A win at home would be good for team morale and to relieve some pressure on the club, just as the win over Sassuolo did.
Do you think Milan will go with strong side against Olympiacos? Or do you think that Gattuso will stick with a weaker side for the Europa League and look to pick up an important three points against Chievo on Sunday? Let us know in the comments along with your predictions!