Back-to-form Arsenal should be too classy for Olympiakos at the Emirates
Losing their Champions League opener against Dinamo Zagreb won’t have been in the script as far as Arsenal were concerned. Olivier Giroud is also suspended for their second game against Olympiakos after his red card in Croatia and the Gunners will need to bounce back quickly if they are to challenge Bayern Munich for top spot in Group F.
They have beaten the Greek champions in all three previous meetings at the Emirates but won’t be looking forward to the reverse fixture as Olympiakos have come out on top on each of the three occasions the teams have met in Athens.
Arsene Wenger’s team have a big game against Manchester United coming up at the weekend but have recovered well from that reverse in Zagreb with back-to-back away victories in the Capital One Cup, at Tottenham, and the Premier League, at Leicester.
Olympiakos lost 3-0 against Bayern on matchday one but that remains their only defeat of the season so far. Alejandro Dominguez hasn’t played since the Bayern game but coach Marco Silva needs his most experienced striker back on the pitch as he’ll be without the suspended Luka Milivojevic.
Aaron Ramsey was on the score-sheet the last time Olympiakos were at the Emirates and the Welsh midfielder is 6/4 to find the net again this week in our Anytime Goalscorer list. Failure to beat Olympiakos would be catastrophic for the Gunners’ chances of progressing to the knockout stages but they have been in decent form overall lately and should have too much class for their opponents, though are only 2/5 in our Full Time Result betting. We have priced up both teams to score at 3/4 with Olympiakos at 7/5 to score one in our Goals Away Team market.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, September 29th at the Emirates
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