Olympiakos v Arsenal Match Preview

UEFA Champions League - Olympiakos v Arsenal Match PreviewOlympiakos vs Arsenal Match Preview, Free Sports Bets, Tips, Predictions and Offers.

Wednesday evening Champions League action comes from Karaiskakis Stadium and you can view the whole game Live on BT Sport Europe High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT)Kick Off Time.

Olympiakos v Arsenal Match Preview

Olympiakos have had a fantastic Champions League campaign so far as they have beaten everyone apart from Bayern Munich in their group but they could still exit the competition if they allow Arsenal to take all three points here. They have faced Arsenal at home three times previous to this match and in all three they have been victorious which will give them a huge amount of confidence going into this game especially because they only need a point from the game to qualify.

Arsenal know that they have got a huge task on their hands here because they have to beat Olympiakos by a more convincing score-line than when Olympiakos beat them 3-2 in the reverse fixture. It becomes even more difficult for the English side when you take a look a their injury list as they are missing several key players for the match, they will be looking to their man of the season so far Mesut Ozil to make the difference for them and give them a chance of qualification.

Arsenal have had a disappointing Champions League campaign but they have shown what they can produce in their 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich and they will need a similar performance here against an Olympiakos side that have lost just once in their last eight Champions League matches at home.

Olympiakos Latest Team News:

Olympiakos are injury-free heading into what is undoubtedly the biggest game of their season so far which includes Esteban Cambiasso who has shaken off a knock to take his place in midfield.

Arsenal Latest Team News:

Arsenal’s injury worries have only deepened in recent weeks as Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin who are all key components of Arsenal’s side have joined the likes of Thomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. The only positive news for Arsenal is that Aaron Ramsey is back and after getting himself a goal and an assist on the weekend, he will be looking to make an impact on this crucial game as well as Theo Walcott coming off the bench on the weekend.

Olympiakos vs Arsenal Head to Head Statistics

29/09/15 CHA Arsenal vs Olympiakos 2 : 3
04/12/12 CHA Olympiakos vs Arsenal 2 : 1
03/10/12 CHA Arsenal vs Olympiakos 3 : 1
06/12/11 CHA Olympiakos vs Arsenal 3 : 1
28/09/11 CHA Arsenal vs Olympiakos 2 : 1

These two sides have met just seven times throughout their histories and Olympiakos surprisingly have actually edged it with four wins to Arsenal’s three.

And when Olympiakos have held the home advantage as they do in this match, they have won all three previous meetings in Greece.

Using head to head statistics alone it would suggest that Olympiakos will beat Arsenal on Wednesday night which would mean that Arsenal will exit the Champions League.

Olympiakos Recent Form

05/12/15 SUP Panthrakikos vs Olympiakos 3 : 4
02/12/15 GRE Panegialios vs Olympiakos 0 : 4
29/11/15 SUP Olympiakos vs Asteras Tripolis 3 : 1
24/11/15 CHA Bayern Munich vs Olympiakos 4 : 0
21/11/15 SUP Panathinaikos vs Olympiakos 0 : 3

Olympiakos are in very strong form heading into this match with four wins from their last five matches and in those four victories, they have scored 14 goals and conceded just four.

Arsenal Recent Form

05/12/15 BPL Arsenal vs Sunderland 3 : 1
29/11/15 BPL Norwich vs Arsenal 1 : 1
24/11/15 CHA Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb 3 : 0
21/11/15 BPL West Brom vs Arsenal 2 : 1
08/11/15 BPL Arsenal vs Tottenham 1 : 1

Arsenal are in decent form with two wins, two draws and a loss in their last five but they will need to put in an excellent performance here to make it through to the next stage of the competition.

Olympiakos vs Arsenal Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 7 matches that have taken place between these two sides, there has been a total of 22 goals meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 3.14.

And in the 3 meetings in which Olympiakos have been the home side, there has been 8 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 2.67.

Both sets of data suggest that the game on Wednesday evening will see at least a couple of goals in the game.

Olympiakos vs Arsenal Current Betting Odds Market

Olympiakos are the underdogs to win this game with the online bookmakers and you can obtain a best price of 27/10 with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw does look a possibility in this match and I would be tempted to have a bet on it possibly as a cover with best available odds of 14/5 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

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Olympiakos vs Arsenal Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

I think that this will be a highly entertaining match because Arsenal have to go for it and that should mean that both sides are going to create chances. I am expecting goals from both sides as Olympiakos have only failed to score once in their last fourteen home matches in the Champions League and they should be able to break quickly on a desperate Arsenal team.

Arsenal have now scored in their last twelve straight Champions League matches and they will be putting a huge amount of pressure on Olympiakos in this game, but I do not expect Arsenal to win this match, Olympaikos have gotten the better of Arsenal in the three previous meetings here and even in the reverse fixture earlier in the year, so this result does look like going the hosts way on Wednesday night.

As for my saver I have decided to go for an Olympiakos win with both teams scoring because I expect Arsenal to break down the Olympiakos defence eventually but I also expect Olympiakos to score a couple of goals on the break against an Arsenal side that are likely to over-commit on their attacks and leave gaps in their defence.

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