Arsenal v Olympiakos Betting Tips: Can Gunners get the job done?

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Arsenal are beginning to show signs of rejuvenation under Mikel Arteta, and they’ll be out to continue their upward trajectory tonight against Olympiakos.

Sunday’s 3-2 win over Everton made it three wins on the spin for Arteta’s side, who hold a 1-0 lead ahead of this evening’s clash after a crucial away goal from Alexandre Lacazette seven days ago.

While a top-four finish in the Premier League isn’t out of the question, the Europa League remains a solid chance for Arsenal to secure Champions League football next term.

Last-year’s runners-up are 7/1 third-favourites to go all the way this time around, with Olympiakos offered little hope at 150s.

Match Odds

There’s still work to do for the Gunners, but they look to have turned a corner and go into tonight’s clash as 8/15 favourites to win in 90 minutes.

We’re 5/1 about an Olympiakos victory in regular time, but with odds of 1/12 about Arsenal to progress, our traders are fancying the Premier League side to see this one through.

Arsenal are still unbeaten in 2020 – a 10-game run – and have fired in 10 goals in their last five matches in all competitions. It’s 13/5 for Arsenal to win and over 3.5 goals.

Talking Tactics

The ever-impressive Bukayo Saka is set to again deputise on the left-hand side, and Arsenal’s highest assist-provider this season will be a threat down the left flank.

Arteta has options up front, with each of Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah among the goals in recent games.

Mesut Ozil has only played 30 minutes of Europa League football this season, so expect two from Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira or Dani Ceballos to hold court in midfield.

For the visitors, Ruben Semedo is suspended, with Pape Cisse the likely man to come in at centre-back.

Olympiakos must score tonight or they’re out, and 33-year-old Youssef El-Arabi will lead the line, supplied by former Marseille and Lyon creator Mathieu Valbuena.

Youssef El-Arabi has already scored in London this season, doing so against Tottenham in the Champions League

Goalscorer odds

After a brace against Everton, Aubemayang is favourite to score first at 23/10, ahead of Lacazette at 7/2.

There’s 16/5 about Aubameyang bagging another brace, with Lacazette 13/2 for a double or more.

For Olympiakos, 15/2 says El Arabi sparks a nervous frenzy at the Emirates with the opening goal, while he’s 22/1 to really put the Gunners under the cosh with a brace or better.

Match Info

Where: Emirates Stadium, London

When: 8:00pm, Thursday 27th February

How to watch: BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.