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Arsenal hold a 3-1 first leg lead and are tipped to get the job done with a win at the Emirates. BTTS and Youssef El-Arabi to score again is predicted with Olympiakos needing to come out and attack to qualify for the next round of the europa league.

Arsenal are in solid form and have only lost one of the last 8 games in all competitions and are unbeaten in the last five matches. The victory over Olympiakos last week came thanks to Martin Odegaard, Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny goals and was enough to see the Gunners put one foot in the next round. They continued this strong European performance with a big North London victory over rivals Tottenham on Sunday.  Despite a remarkable Erik Lamela opener, Arsenal fought back to win 2-1 with goals from Odegaard and Alexandre Lacazette against 10-man Spurs. Arsenal are unbeaten in the Europa League this season, winning eight of their nine games, and are also the highest scorers in the league. Bukayo Saka is the only injury concern, with the starlet a doubt for this match.

The Greek champions will be lifted by the fact that the away team has won in this match up on the last five occasions, and that they eliminated Arsenal from the competition last year. They have only won three of their last seven games in all competitions. The 3-1 defeat to Arsenal was followed up with a league victory on Sunday. Olympiakos defeated bottom placed Larissa 3-1 away from home with goals coming from Ahmed Mahgoub, Thanasis Androutsos and Youssef El-Arabi again.  They are top of the league by 16 points having only lost one game this season. The in-form Youssef El-Arabi has scored in his last two games against Arsenal and in his last three games, and will be hoping to keep this form going. We think Arsenal will have enough to progress, with a narrow win tipped in this second leg. Olympiakos have to lift the hand break off and BTTS and Youssef El-Arabi to score again are value bets.