Arsenal vs. Olympiacos: minimal chance
Arsenal vs. Olympiacos. Predictions and bet options for the Europa League match (March 18, 2021)
We are offering our experts' prediction for the Europa League match, in which "Arsenal" will host "Olympiacos" on March 18. Will the guests manage to snatch the victory? The answer is in our material.
The 13-time champion and 14-time FA Cup winner has reached the Europa League final twice in its history, but both times these attempts were unsuccessful. In the current championship of the second-strongest League in Europe, "Arsenal" successfully overcame the group stage and knocked out "Benfica" in the first stage of the playoffs with an aggregate score of 4:3.
In the Premier League tournament, the "Gunners" managed to get 12 victories in 28 rounds and finished five matches in a draw, which brought 41 points and 10th place. Such a result could not please the management and fans in any way. In the last three rounds, the "red-whites" drew with "Burnley" (1:1) and beat "Leicester" (3:1) and "Tottenham" (2:1).
Today Bukayo Saka won’t enter the field because of a thigh injury.
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In the first stage of the Europa League playoffs, "Olympiacos" managed to knock out PSV from the tournament, which they defeated with a total score of 5:4. In the first game against today's opponent at home, the Piraeus team lost 1:3. In the Greek championship, the "red-whites" managed to get 21 victories in 26 rounds and only on February 14 suffered their first defeat for the entire season.
In the last three matches, the guests won - against "Volos" (2:1), "Lamia" (3:0), and "Larisa" (3:1). The performance of the team in the defensive line was fantastic; they conceded only 13 times.
Today Vrusay, Papadopoulos, Semedu, and Ba will not be able to play.
"Arsenal" cannot please their fans in the home league, which they will try to compensate in the Europa League. "Olympiacos" are confidently going through the tournament distance of the Greek Super League, but the level of the tournament cannot be compared in any way with the English Premier League.
In our opinion, today the hosts will play according to the result because even a minimal defeat will please them. Most likely, the game will be calm and the London club will move on. We expect a game of equals and a peaceful outcome.
In our opinion, everything will take place at minimum speed, because it is unrealistic for the Greek team to go further. Most likely, we will have a minimum number of chances to score.
Our prediction is a draw and we bet on it at the line with odds of 4.94 on 1xbet.