The arrival of Mikel Arteta has completely changed things for Arsenal FC. The Gunners are looking revitalized and ready to fight for top four spots in Premier League, and to win Europa League.
One goal advantage gained in Greece last week is huge, so no one is expecting to witness an upset in London this Thursday. Arsenal are hot favourites to dispatch Olympiakos once again, currently at 1.50 odds for home win.
Arsenal vs Olympiakos Head-to-head
Last week’s clash at Georgios Karaiskaki wasn’t the only one in Arsenal’s and Olympiakos’ recent history.
There were eight duels before that, and the score is tied at four victories each. The Gunners defeated the Greeks in three out of four home matches.
The most recent h2h at this stadium was in 2015 and Greek side have won the match 3-2.
The last six encounters between these teams ended Over 2.5 FT, excluding the first leg.
Arsenal vs Olympiakos Prediction
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Arteta make a few changes to the standard roster and try to rest some players for upcoming Premier League battles.
The most recent match saw them beat Everton FC in five-goals thriller 3-2 at home. Aubameyang scored twice, and Nketiah found the net once.
Interestingly, Alexandre Lacazette was benched in that match, but we expect to see him in the starting eleven this time. French striker scored the only goal in last week’s duel against Olympiakos.
Abovementioned win was third consecutive for the Gunners. The Greek side has bounced back victoriously from that defeat. They were involved in derby match action on Sunday, playing against PAOK and winning the match 1-0.
Now, Oly have five points advantage in domestic Super League, which means another title is almost secured.
We are expecting to see an open match and visitors lurking for an early goal. All previous head to head matches between these teams always included goals. Over 2.5 FT is our primary suggestion.
Lacazette should once again lead the attack, and we fancy the 2.00 odds to see him score once again.