Kerkyra vs Asteras Tripolis
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 22 April 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Kerkyra were “naive” last weekend at Olympiakos, according to their coach. They were indeed, conceding a second goal just before halftime through an Olympiakos counterattack. Instead of… playing it safe, going to the dressing room with that 1-1 draw, Kerkyra players got carried away trying to score, were too late going back, and just like that, they went 2-1 down, seconds before halftime. In the second half, their risks… killed them off. Final score, 5-1. Kerkyra remain second-to-last, five points behind Lamia and Apollon Smyrnis, with very-very few chances left to avoid relegation. They need a series of… remarkable results, not just in their games, but also in the games of Lamia and Apollon.
“In football, it’s the one who sends the ball in who wins”. He’s not the first one to say so, but Asteras Tripolis’ coach Savvas Pandelidis is right. His players had many chances last weekend at Levadiakos, they should have won the game, actually they should have put the three points in the bug in the first half, but not only that, they even lost the match, and are now left three points behind 5th-placed Xanthi. After PAOK and AEK Athens secured their spots in the Cup final midweek, it’s final, the 5th-placed of the Super League will get a Europa League ticket, and Asteras’ president insists that despite last weekend’s… bummer, his team will still finish 5th.
Previous five matches:
Olympiakos vs Kerkyra 5-1
Kerkyra vs Lamia 0-0
AEL Larissa vs Kerkyra 0-0
Kerkyra vs PAS Giannina 1-1
Panetolikos vs Kerkyra 1-0
Levadiakos vs Asteras Tripolis 1-0
Asteras Tripolis vs Platanias 4-0
Panathinaikos vs Asteras Tripolis 1-1
Asteras Tripolis vs PAOK 3-2
Panionios vs Asteras Tripolis 0-0
Kerkyra’s next game is next weekend, again at home, versus AEK Athens. Asteras will be hosting Apollon Smyrnis (both Super League matches).
Kerkyra vs Asteras Tripolis: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Kerkyra, two for Asteras, and a draw, in the five games between these two in Corfu the last 10 years. Only one of those five matches went over 2.5 goals.
Kerkyra vs Asteras Tripolis: Prediction
Kerkyra have a practically full squad, they even have two guys back after missing last weekend’s game at Olympiakos, and they know that they simply M U S T win t his game. I have my doubts, but even if they don’t win, I expect them to earn a draw. I just don’t trust Asteras after their defeat at Levadiakos last weekend.
Kerkyra vs Asteras Tripolis: Betting Tips
Kerkyra’s double chance is at 1.66. Their win in “draw no bet” pays 2.40.
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