Olympiakos vs Arsenal 9 Dec 2015: Champions League Preview and Predictions
9 December 2015/1445ET
Things are getting tight in group F as second place is up in the air. This group has been dominated by Bayern Munich but Arsenal and Olympiakos have been head to head clashing in a hope to get the other spot in the knockout stage of the competition. This Wednesday Athens will be treated to the Gunners as the look to beat Olympiakos by more than 1 goal in an attempt to qualify.
Arsenal goes into this match after a good performance in the Premier League where they had a home win. This side has belief and they will think that they can do enough to get through. The Round of 16 is a minimum for the Gunners and as a result there will be a lot of pressure on Arsene Wenger. This team is full of talent and they should win but a 2 goal win will be tough since Olympiakos are great at home. In addition to all this, Arsenal will be without many of their star players due to injury and there is a possibility that this will cost them because it is the big stars that get the job done when it comes to crunch games.
Olympiakos know that they will get through as long as they don’t get beaten by more than one goal. There is a high chance that the bus will be parked and the defence will have a tough night. This team has been in good form lately and they are at the top of their domestic league so perhaps they will have what it takes to hang on and get through. It will be a tough game for this side but I think that at home they might be good enough. Furthermore this side won the away clash between these two sides so that might be an added confidence boost coming into this match.
This will be a tight game and I think that it will be low scoring. The easiest and safest bet for me is to take the under 2.5 goals which should be safe money because of the dimensions of the match. I also think that this game will be a draw. Olympiakos are in good form while Arsenal are struggling which injury problems so I think that Greeks will hold on for a 0-0 draw.