Betting tips & odds comparison 18.03.2021 Arsenal FC - Olympiakos Piräus
Betting Tip for matchday 2 of the 2020/2021 Europa League between Arsenal FC and Olympiakos Piräus. The game will be played at Emirates Stadium (London, England) on 18.03.2021 at 18:55.
Arsenal FC vs Olympiacos, UEL, 18.03.2021
Arsenal will feel they already have one foot in the quarter-finals as they host Olympiakos for the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at the Emirates Stadium in London. Arsenal won 3-1 away to Olympiacos in the first leg of this tie and their current form shows that they are unlikely to let an upset happen in this game. We will take a look at Paripesa Welcome Bonus prices for our betting tips for this game.
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Arsenal underlined their seriousness in this competition by winning all their 6 group games. The round of 32 presented them with serious opposition in the form of Benfica and the gunners barely made it through 4-3 on aggregate. Olympiakos eliminated Arsenal from the Europa League round of 32 last season by beating Arsenal 2-1 (AET) after losing the first leg 1-0 in Turkey. Arsenal will be keen not to allow a repeat of the same this time. The Gunners are in control following their 3-1 victory in the first leg. They also welcome back talismanic captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang after being left out of the North London derby over the weekend.
Olympiacos dropped to the Europa League after finishing 3rd in their UEFA Champions League group. They then eliminated PSV Eindhoven 5-4 on aggregate in the Europa League Round of 32 to set up a meeting with Arsenal. Their domestic form has also been very good and they should not be under=estimated. Olympiacos are enjoying a fairly good run of form with five wins in their last 10 games in all competitions. Overturning a 3-1 home defeat against Arsenal looks hard, but Olympiacos will be inspired by their performance last season when they beat Arsenal in London.
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Arsenal looked superior to Olympiacos in the first leg of this tie and little has changed since then. The Gunners will be buoyed by the fact that they beat Olympiacos 3-1 away and capped it with a hard-fought 2-1 win in the North London derby against Tottenham. They are currently unbeaten in the last 5 matches with 4 wins and 1 draw. You can read our betting strategies page for more insights into betting. In as much as Olympiacos overturned a first-leg defeat to knock out Arsenal last season, there is little chance of lightning striking twice in this case. They allowed Arsenal 3 away goals and have a 2-goal deficit to overcome. This time around Arsenal are in great form and all their top players are available. We therefore go for an Arsenal Win @ 1.43 as our match tip for this game.