In this round Arsenal play against last placed Montpellier at Emirats. It is expected home victory on that match, so Arsenal will have 10 points.
That means Olympiakos can’t be satisfied with one point from this match. With other words, they need to go for the victory, even they are guests. And hosts will accept such open approach, they are playing in front of the own fans. So, I expect an open and efficient match at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen. This is the key reason for my pick.
Both teams are almost complete for this match. Schalke coach Huub Stevens has Atsuto Uchida available for this match. Even Julian Draxler has recovered after breaking his arm against Montpellier at the beginning of October. The guest coach Leonardo Jardim will be missing Tassos Papazogolou.
The results of both teams are also favoring my pick. Three of the four matches Schalke played in the group finished with Over 2.5 goals but, The Greeks are even better, all four matches finished with Over 2.5 goals
At the end I will mention the Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. He is the only player to have scored on every Champions League group stage matchday so far this season. I believe he will continue his scoring show. And I also believe there will be at least three goals.