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Olympiacos vs Arsenal predictions for Thursday’s Europa League tie. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal face a potentially tricky first leg in Greece on Thursday, as they take on an in-form Olympiakos side. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Olympiacos Double Chance (Win or Draw) @ 1/2

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Draw 1-1 @ 11/2

Reason For Olympiacos vs Arsenal Predictions

  • Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last 18 competitive matches.
  • Arsenal have drawn four of their last six matches.
  • Olympiakos have only failed to score in two of their last six matches.
  • Arsenal have only failed to score in one of their last six matches.

Olympiakos on a long unbeaten run

Olympiakos top the Greek Super League table and drop into the Europa League knockout stage after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Bayern Munich and Tottenham, while Arsenal have struggled in the Premier League so far this season. Domestically, they sit in 10th place,and just did enough to take top spot in Group F of the Europa League ahead of Frankfurt, in what should have been a much easier group than it turned out to be for the Gunners.

Arsenal dropped points in half their Group F games and only finished three points above third-placed Standard Liege, while Olympiakos managed to take a point from one of their games against Tottenham in the Champions League, which proved vital to the Greek side extending their European adventure. However, it is worth noting Arsenal have changed managers since their group campaign.

Olympiakos are yet to lose at home in the league this season, where they average 2.83 points and boast a 92% win ratio, while Arsenal average 1.08 points per away game and have dropped points in 85% of their matches on the road.

Arsenal have drawn plenty of away games this season

Arsenal do boast the better of the two squads and play in a much-higher standard domestic league, in which they have drawn 62% of their away games and score an average of 1.08 goals, while conceding 1.23 goals per away game. Olympiakos score an average of 2.58 goals per home game and concede 0.50 goals but aren’t as likely to get as many scoring opportunities against a Premier League defence, which is why we have backed a final scoreline of 1-1 this Thursday.

Both teams have scored in 62% of Arsenal’s away games, with the Premier League side keeping clean sheets in just 23% of their trips on the road, while 42% of Olympiakos’ home games have also seen both teams score. Exactly two goals have been scored in 33% of Olympiakos’ home games, as well as in 31% of Arsenal’s away games.

We’re confident a double chance bet is the best way to go this Thursday and we have predicted a final scoreline of 1-1. Olympiakos are in great form and haven’t been beaten in a very long time. Arsenal have not only drawn a lot of games of late but on the road 62% of their matches have ended in stalemate and just 15% have produced victories.

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