Back Olympiakos & Arsenal to Draw With Your UCL Soccer Picks

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:56 PM GMT

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 10:56 PM GMT

Win and the Gunners will earn a spot into the knockout stages. It's that simple for Arsene Wenger and his men -- let's look over the soccer odds and see what their chances of doing so are.

Odds Overview
This is a hugely important match, and both sides are going to be giving every ounce of energy and effort they can, with a berth in the knockout stages of the Champions League up for grabs.

As of now, the Gunners are in the -105 to +105  range to pick up the victory and thus secure the second position in the group, which means you can back Olympiakos at +260 or so. You can find a draw at anywhere from +250 to +275 soccer odds.

 

Olympiakos
Also know as Thrylos (The Legend), Olympiakos has been running rampant domestically. The Greek side is a whopping 13 points clear of second place in the league, and they enter Wednesday having won three consecutive matches across all competitions. They also have a very real chance of progressing in the UCL, so long as they can avoid a loss this week.

Konstantinos Fortounis has been the team's leading scorer, finding the back of the net ten times in 13 league appearances, but he hasn't managed to be nearly as effective in Europe. He's still yet to score in this season's competition. 

 

Arsenal
On a three-match unbeaten run, the Gunners are starting to find their best form again. They're currently second in the Premier League, two points back of first-place Leicester City, and right now they're third in Group F because of an inferior goal differential when compared to Olympiakos.

Knowing a win would change everything, we can expect a very strong starting XI from Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez, however, is the main man to watch -- he was recently announced as Player of the Year in the EPL, and he's been a huge threat every time he's stepped on the pitch for the Gunners.

 

Champions League Pick
It's never easy picking against Arsenal to win, but this is a difficult assignment for the the London outfit. Olympiakos has been strong throughout the season, will be at home with a rowdy crowd behind them, and they're going to be extremely motivated for a positive result to ensure their qualification into the next round.

We're not going to go as far as to back Olympiakos to win outright, but we think they'll play well enough to get at least a point out of this fixture. If you're eager to get a piece of this game, consider something small on the draw with your soccer picks.

Soccer Picks: Olympiakos 1 Arsenal 1 -- back the draw at +265 at Bovada

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