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Champions League

Olympiakos v Arsenal

Arsenal travel to Greece to play Olympiakos knowing that anything other than a win by two or more goals will mean they fail to qualify for the knockout stages.Losing the first two games of the group stages was a really blow for the Gunners and they have been playing catch up ever since.

They come off the back of a three one win at the weekend at home to Sunderland, which wasn't an entirely convincing performance. I am sure that Olympiakos will sit deep and hope to contain Arsenal whilst hoping to able to hit them on the break if they become too gung ho. I am not convinced that the Greeks are a particularly good side even though they managed to get a win at the Emirates, and I have a feeling that Arsenal will be good enough to get the win required to send them through.

Aaron Ramsey is back fit again now which is a big bonus and he scored the final goal at the weekend. Ozil has been their best player in recent weeks so I think they will create enough chances, it will come down to if they are able to be clinical enough in front of goal.

 

Chelsea v Porto

Chelsea currently sit top of Group G but they are still not certain to qualify. They are level on points with tonight opponents Porto and two points clear of Dinamo Kiev. If Kiev get an expected win against the group's bottom team Maccabai Tel Aviv then Chelsea would just need a draw with Porto to qualify for the knockout stages. This would mean they finish second in the group though and would get a draw against one of the top sides in the competition.

A win will obviously guarantee Chelsea top spot but I think they are going to find this tough. The confidence in the Chelsea camp has to be extremely low considering how many matches they have lost this season and they suffered an embarrassing home defeat to newly promoted Bournemouth at the weekend. I fear that if Chelsea go behind to Porto tonight, they may struggle to get back into the game.

 

Today's Selections

Olympiakos v Arsenal - Arsenal minus one - 1 point @ 11/4 (Betvictor)

Chelsea v Porto - Porto win - 1 point @ 10/3 (Betvictor)

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