Arsenal – Olympiacos Piraeus : Preview & Prediction
Arsenal seems to have done the hard part by winning this round of 16 first leg in Greece against Olympiakos (3-1) thanks to the achievements of Odegaard, Gabriel and Elneny but the English will have to be on their guard. The London club had been eliminated by Olympiakos last season in the Round of 16 of this C3 after a failure 2 goals to 1 after extra time at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have just triumphed over Tottenham (2-1) at home this weekend but remain stuck in the soft underbelly of the standings. Will Lacazette’s teammates win their 5th game in a row at home in this Europa League ?. The English club have been brilliant in their 4 previous successes against Dundalk (3-0), against Molde (4-1), in front of Rapid Vienna (4-1) and against Benfica (3-2). Olympiakos was reassured after its rout of the first leg since the latter logically won on the field of AEL Larissa (3-1) this weekend with a new achievement of El Arabi, already a scorer against the Gunners. This is the third victory in a row in the league after Volos (2-1) and Lamia (3-0) for the formation of Pedro Martins. In this C3, the Greeks score and concede a lot of goals as we can see in their last 3 outings against PSV Eindhoven (4-2 and 1-2) and in front of Arsenal (1-3).
Arsenal won 3-1 in the first leg.
The +2.5 goals have gone up 4 times in the last 5 Arsenal meetings.
The +2.5 goals have been passed 5 times in Olympiakos’ last 6 matches.
Arsenal have always scored at least 3 goals at the Emirates Stadium in this Europa League.
The + 2.5 goals have passed during the last 3 European meetings of the Greek club.
Olympiakos have a handicap to go up after their 1-3 defeat in the first leg … The Greeks will try everything for all against a very efficient Arsenal team in their garden in this European competition. We should see an avalanche of goals between two very playful teams.
Arsenal – Olympiacos Piraeus : Betting Tips
Arsenal – Win Odds: 1.50
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70