Arsenal V Olympiacos Champions League
These two are no strangers to each other as this is the third time in four seasons that they have been drawn together in the group stage of the competition. The two sides had contrasting fortunes on Match Day One as Arsenal scored a important away win in Montpellier, while the Greeks lost at home against Schalke. The Gunners will be expected to take a solid win.
Arsenal v Olympiacos Champions League Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365:
Arsenal 4/11, Draw 15/4, Olympiacos 15/2
The Gunners suffered a bit of a set back in their form as they lost at home against Chelsea in the Premier League on the weekend. But they still look a good side and they should have too much in the tank for the Greeks to handle. Arsenal won this corresponding fixture last season with a 2-1 scoreline, although the Greeks did give them plenty of problems. But Arsenal are a much improved side already from last season and having won both of their previous home games against Olympiacos, they will be favourites. They are looking a strong enough side going forward to get a comfortable maximum points out of this one and take firm control of the group. An Arsenal -1.5 Asian Handicap for a price of 21/20 at online bookmaker Bet365 looks around the right mark for this one.
This is the third time in four seasons they have been drawn together
Arsenal have won both of their home games and lost both of their away games against Olympiacos
The Gunners won four of their five home matches in the Champions League last season
Olympiacos lost two away matches in last season’s group stage
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Arsenal v Olympiacos Betting Preview:
Just as Arsenal had gotten into their top stride this season, they were gunned down by Chelsea at the Emirates on the weekend. Nonetheless, the Gunners are pretty dependable at home in the Champions League and they are still good enough to get through this match without too much fuss or bother. The Gunners have made it through from the group stage for 12 consecutive seasons now and that is vast experience to rely upon. They look a good settled side now and should get back into their stride at home this week after the Chelsea blow. The Gunners have goals in them and do look pretty tight at the back. The Gunners came from behind away to Marseille to gain a victory on Match Day One and if they back that up with a win on Wednesday, they should be on cruise control to win the group. Arsenal have lost just two of 42 Champions League matches at home.
Olympiacos lost at home against German side Schalke on Match Day One by a 2-1 scoreline. They have lost their previous two visits to Arsenal in the Champions League, even though they troubled the Gunners last season, who had a much weaker defence then. This is Olympiacos’s 14th season in the Champions League but they lost two on the road last season in the group stage. Overall in the Champions League/European Cup, Olympiacos have a terrible away record winning just three of their 56 matches and have lost all ten matches in England, having scored just one goal in that time. Not looking too good for the Greek side in this one.