Arsenal vs Olympiakos Prediction: Europa League Match on 27.02.2020
Arsenal reached the final of this competition last season, and they will be hopeful that they can achieve the same feat this campaign too. Their Champions League hopes will hinge on this competition, and Mikel Arteta and his side will feel that they already have one foot in the next round of the competition.
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The Mikel Arteta era was a slow burner, but the Spaniard has now led his Arsenal team to three straight wins in all competitions. Included in that recent run was their 1-0 success in Greece in their first-leg meeting with Olympiakos. The Gunners were made to work extremely hard to get the win to take back to North London, but they eventually got their goal in the final ten minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette scored for the second match running to give Arsenal the edge. The Gunners bossed proceedings in Greece, as they allowed the home side to have just two shots on target in the game. The strength of the team put out by Arteta highlights how seriously he is taking this competition. They will be in good confidence ahead of the second leg after winning their last fixture 3-2 against Everton. The Gunners came from behind to get the win, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice.
Olympiakos haven’t been a team that are used to losing this season, as they haven’t tasted defeat once in the Super League. They have won 16 of their 25 fixtures domestically and have conceded just nine goals. They warmed up for the second leg by beating PAOK 1-0 away from home. Dimitris Giannoulis scored the only goal of the game in the match. The Greek side will have to be much better against Arsenal. Otherwise, they will be heading out of the Europa League.
Head To Head
The overall record between these two sides is very even. Arsenal holds the narrow advantage having won on five occasions, while the Greek side have won four times. The meeting in the first leg was the first time that these two sides have played each other in the Europa League.
Arsenal Team News
Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney will be missing for the fixture. Meanwhile, Calum Chambers is out for the remainder of the season.
Olympiakos Team News
Al arbi Hillel Soudani will be missing for the second leg. Vasilios Torosidis is a doubt through illness.
Europa League Prediction
This shouldn’t be a difficult evening for Arsenal. The Gunners are by far the stronger of the two sides, and despite Olympiakos’ impressive domestic record, Arsenal should get the win.
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