Mikel Arteta’s Gunners will start the Europa League knock-out stages in Athens this evening. They’ll look to build on an emphatic win at the weekend heading into tonight’s fixture. Our guide tells you how to watch Olympiakos vs Arsenal on any device, wherever you are.
Olympiakos vs Arsenal kick-off time
- For UK-based viewers, the game kicks off at 8pm GMT.
- For viewers in the US, the match starts at 3pm Eastern Time or 12pm Pacific Time.
How to watch or live stream Olympiakos vs Arsenal from the UK, on any device
The match will be live on BT Sport 2, for subscribers. Currently BT is offering a no-contract deal − subscribers can watch all the sport on BT for £25 a month.
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If you’re a BT subscriber, but you won’t be in when the match is on, you can watch the game on-the-go on the BT Sport app. Make sure to sign up for the app ahead of time though, if you haven’t already, as there can be a delay in the sign-up process.
How to stream the game from anywhere
If you aren’t sure if you can access BT Sport where you are, then the best way to get around your issues might be a VPN. That’s because access to normal coverage might be geo-blocked – that is, you are prevented from watching outside your home country, usually due to rights reasons.
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Olympiakos vs Arsenal match preview
Olympiakos’ Karaiskakis Stadium is known for its atmosphere, complete with flares, flags and red and white colour scheme. Arsenal will have to rise to the occasion and not be unnerved by the stadium’s unique atmosphere, if they’re to pick up a win tonight.
In the clubs’ previous meetings, it seems Arsenal have indeed struggled away in Greece, with Olympiakos winning on three of the four occasions that the Gunners have visited. Overall though, it’s even between the sides, they’ve met eight times and each side has won four games.
The Greek side showed that they can currently compete – to some level – with Premier League opposition not long ago. In a Champions League group stage match against Tottenham, back in November, they scored twice before losing 4-2.
This is one of the most high-profile matches in Olympiakos’ season. However, there is more chance than there would usually be that the Greek side could be slightly distracted. Their home and away ties with Arsenal form the bread in a tricky sandwich – the filling is a league game against PAOK, the defending champions who are two points behind table-topping Olympiakos. No pressure then…
With so much pressure on both teams, as Arsenal head into a hostile stadium and Olympiakos play the first of three season-shaping fixtures. Will the teams embrace the pressure? Or will their performances suffer as a result? It’s well worth tuning in on BT Sport to find out.