Olympiakos vs Dinamo Zagreb
|Date & Time||Tuesday October 20, 2015, 2:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dinamo Zagreb 9/5 Draw 12/5 Olympiakos 17/10
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With Arsenal and Bayern Munich facing each other over the next two games both Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos have a chance to really take a step towards qualification. If Bayern Munich beat Arsenal twice then four points for either Zagreb or Olympiakos will more than likely see them qualify for the knockout stages. Dinamo Zagreb beat Arsenal in Croatia and that win set them up nicely for the rest of the group. But last time out against Bayern Munich the Croatian's were taken apart. With Hodzic, Fernandez and Henriquez there are goals in this side and at home I think they are going to fancy their chances against Olympiakos.
For me the result of the competition so far was Olympiakos win in London. Not only was it a terrific result but it was well deserved. Olympiakos actually played really well against Bayern in the first group game as well but succumbed to the pressure in the second half. There is talent throughout this side with experience in the form of ex Inter Milan midfielder Cambiasso and soe attacking talent in Ideye and Fourtounis who has scored seven in seven this season and provided a couple of assists in the game in London. Olympiakos are one of those teams that are really tough to beat and although this is a tough trip for them going to Croatia I think that the greek side should be bigger favourites here.
I'm going to take Olympiakos to get the win here. While Dinamo did beat Arsenal in the opening group game they beat them after Olivier Giroud was sent off after forty minutes and Arsenal still got back into the game and could have drawn it in the last few minutes as they dominated possession without scoring. Olympiakos have the experience and know how to get through this tough game and this would put the greek side in pole position to qualify.