AEL Larissa vs Levadiakos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 9 March 2019
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
Super important point for Larissa last weekend in Crete, against OFI. The gap between the two in the table was five points, and it remained there, with AEL “escaping” with a positive result. Point-aside, they asked to have foreign referees in all their remaining matches until the end of the season, obviously feeling that Greek referees are either not good enough, or not… honest enough, not “clean” enough. Larissa have been complaining about the referees for weeks now, as have most Super League teams, but sometimes they do so just because… others do, and don’t want to get left behind, don’t want to… create less noise than others, if that makes any sense to you… AEL haven’t won in nine matches (Super League and Greece Cup combined). Centre-back Nikos Golias and defensive midfielder Fatjon Andoni are out due to cards.
Just like AEL, Levadiakos drew last weekend, but the… taste they were left with, was very different to Larissa’s in Crete. Levadiakos were and remained below the relegation line, failing to beat Lamia at home (1-1). Lamia’s assistant coach said “no football was played today”, commenting on how the game went, and he was right, there were a lot of fouls (no matter if many were not given by the referee), and generally both teams looked… very reserved. Levadiakos were the ones who lost the most, as Lamia were perfectly fine with that point. The Livadia side are on 20 points from 23 matches, having lost just one of their last five games.
Previous five matches:
OFI Crete vs AEL Larissa 0-0
Lamia vs AEL Larissa 2-1
AEL Larissa vs Xanthi 1-1
Panetolikos vs AEL Larissa 2-2
AEL Larissa vs Atromitos 0-1
Levadiakos vs Lamia 1-1
Xanthi vs Levadiakos 0-1
Levadiakos vs Panetolikos 1-0
Atromitos vs Levadiakos 1-0
Levadiakos vs Panathinaikos 0-0
Larissa are visiting PAS Giannina next weekend. Levadiakos will be visiting OFI (both Super League matches).
AEL Larissa vs Levadiakos: Head to head Stats
Three AEL wins, one for Levadiakos, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Larissa.
AEL Larissa vs Levadiakos: Prediction
I don’t see a winner in this game. I’ll be surprised if one of the two teams manage to earn all three points.
AEL Larissa vs Levadiakos: Betting Tips
Levadiakos’ double chance is at 1.80, decent. Draw feels – to me – like the most probable result. It pays 3.30 if combined with “under 2.5 goals”.