Aris vs Atromitos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 14 April 2019
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Aris were… sort of brought back down to earth last weekend, losing 2-0 at Panathinaikos. There is no doubt this season has been very successful for Thessaloniki’s second biggest team, they are 5th in the table, could finish 4th, even 5th will be good enough to earn them a Europa League ticket less than a year after returning to the Super League (they spent years in lower divisions), but… Yes, there is a “but”; Panathinaikos hosted Aris at an empty stadium, because of their ban. They have dealt with all sorts of problems all season, and their troubles are not over, as we still don’t know for sure what will happen with the abandoned game of theirs versus Olympiakos. Despite all that, Panathinaikos sit 6th in the table, five points behind… jubilant Aris, only because the Greens started the season with a -6 penalty. If they had not started the season with such a grave disadvantage, Aris would not be 5th today… No matter what, this is Aris’ chance to catch Atromitos on 46 points, and earn a “better” Europa League ticket, so as to make their summer vacation last a bit longer.
Atromitos are on 46 points, fourth in the table, three points ahead of Aris, so a draw in this game would be a very… welcome result. Last weekend they beat Apollon Smyrnis 1-0 at home, a very narrow victory, despite the fact that they were hosting the weakest, by far, team in the league. These last days, a lot of rumors made the rounds in sports websites and newspapers in Greece, claiming that Damir Canadi, Atromitos’ Austrian coach, will be signing at a German club right after the end of the season. Also, there are all sorts of rumors regarding key Atromitos players. This is not how the Peristeri side would have liked to spend their last days before this game, but… it is what it is. On a positive note, Canadi has practically his entire squad available to choose from.
Previous five matches:
Panathinaikos vs Aris 2-0
Aris vs OFI Crete 3-1
Aris vs Apollon Smyrnis 5-0
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Aris 4-1
Aris vs AEK Athens 2-0
Atromitos vs Apollon Smyrnis 1-0
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Atromitos 2-1
Atromitos vs AEK Athens 0-1
PAOK vs Atromitos 3-0
Atromitos vs Panionios 3-0
Aris are visiting Panetolikos next weekend. Atromitos will be hosting Panathinaikos (both Super League matches).
Aris vs Atromitos: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Aris, one for Atromitos, and two draws, in the last five games between these two in Thessaloniki.
Aris vs Atromitos: Prediction
Aris will have an almost packed stadium on their back. They are considered favorites to win, something I have to agree with.
Aris vs Atromitos: Betting Tips
Aris’ win is at 2.12. I would leave number of goals aside, and stay with this 2.12.