Olympiacos vs Arsenal
Europe- Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium (Piraeus)
Two familiar foes will face each other on Thursday as Olympiacos host Arsenal. The hosts are having a great time in the Greek Super League. They are unbeaten in their last 10 games across all competitions. The Red-Whites, as they are called, are at the top of the table but are constantly followed by PAOK.
They finished 3rd in their Champions League table with just 1 win in 6 games. This was no surprise considering Bayern and Tottenham were also present in their group. The defense has been their major issue all season.
Arsenal is coming into this game after a rare win in the Premier League. A 4 match drawing streak ended with a 4-0 win over Newcastle at home. The team from London has problems all around, both in scoring and defending.
In Europa League, they finished the group stage as champions even without winning their last 3 games. Clean sheets are a rarity for them in Europe too, conceding to clubs like Guimaraes.
Olympiacos vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Olympiacos has 3 wins and 2 defeats in the 5 previous h2h matches.
- In the last 6 h2h meetings between them over 2.5 goals were scored.
- Both teams found the back of the net in 5 of those 6 games.
- Olympiacos are dominant over Arsenal at home with 4 wins and only one defeat.
- The most recent h2h here was won by Arsenal.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in the previous 3 h2h matches at this ground.
Olympiacos vs Arsenal: Prediction
These two teams have been giving away goals for fun. Even though the hosts have been better in their domestic fixtures, I don’t see them winning against Arsenal. Arsenal has drawn 6 of their last 7 competitive games away from home. So a bet can be made on a draw with 3.55 odds.
As we said, clean sheets are hard to come by for Gunners. They have conceded in 8 of their previous away matches. Olympiacos are also struggling to keep a strong defensive line. So we can expect both sets of players scoring and bet on the same with 1.67 odds.
Olympiacos vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
- Game to draw @ 3.55(28/11).
- Both teams to score @ 1.67(2/3).