AEK Athens vs Atromitos Athinon
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 11 November 2018
Kick-off: 14:00 CET
AEK Athens lost 2-0 in Munich midweek, to Bayern, in the Champions League, and were left without a point in their group from four matches. Last weekend, they drew without goals with Panathinaikos. Their president visited the training camp on Friday, and talked to the players before practice. He used some harsh words, “accusing” them of not playing with enough… “heart” lately. As if their defeat in Germany weren’t enough, AEK had two players quarreling on the pitch during the match. Center-back Uroš Ćosić pulled the ponytail(!) of left-back Niklas Hult. He apologized later, both one-on-one and publicly, but according to reports, both players will be handed a fine by the club, for the image they produced during the game in Munich. Attacker Bakasetas should be back, fit. Another attacker, Klonaridis, may miss this game. AEK finished last weekend 5th in the table, on 17 points from nine matches.
Atromitos were both glad and… relieved to avoid defeat last weekend at home, hosting PAOK. It’s not so much the point they earned, as the… right they also earned to tell their doubters, “see? We played to win, we got a point, the game was not a walk in the park for PAOK”. The thing is, Atromitos and PAOK are on good terms, three key Atromitos players belong to PAOK and play for the Peristeri side on loan, so there was a lot of… talk about Atromitos letting PAOK win, despite the fact that last weekend’s game was second against first in the table. Those three players didn’t appear last weekend, because of a clause in their contracts. All three are back. Roland Ugrai scored Atromitos’ equalizer last weekend, and generally had several “wow” moments in the game. Twenty-one points from nine matches have Atromitos second in the table, two points behind leaders PAOK.
Previous five matches:
Bayern Munich vs AEK Athens 2-0
Panathinaikos vs AEK Athens 0-0
Apollon Larissa vs AEK Athens 0-4
AEK Athens vs Aris 4-0
AEK Athens vs Bayern Munich 0-2
Atromitos vs PAOK 1-1
Iraklis vs Atromitos 1-6
Panionios vs Atromitos 2-2
Atromitos vs Asteras Tripolis 3-2
Atromitos vs PAS Giannina 1-0
AEK’s next game is at Panetolikos, in two weeks. Atromitos will be hosting Olympiakos Piraeus after the international break (both Super League matches).
AEK Athens vs Atromitos Athinon: Head to head Stats
Three wins for AEK, one for Atromitos, and a draw, in the last five games between these two with AEK as hosts.
AEK Athens vs Atromitos Athinon: Prediction
Super interesting game… A team that has an almost perfect record at home, is hosting a team that has an almost perfect record away. All things considered, I’m backing Atromitos to earn a point.
AEK Athens vs Atromitos Athinon: Betting Tips
Atromitos’ double chance is at 2.60(!). Their 1.5 Asian handicap pays 1.425, for the ultra conservative ones among you.