Atromitos vs Olympiakos Piraeus
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 25 November 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
It’s been two weeks but I’m still pinching myself to believe that Atromitos beat AEK 0-2, the way they did. AEK were the better team on the field for 88 minutes. They missed chances to take the lead, and generally ruled on the pitch, but failed to do that one thing that is more important than anything else; score. Come 89th minute, Atromitos did exactly that, in probably their first real chance of the match. Right after that, with AEK’s players still… dizzy, Atromitos scored again! Unbelievable 0-2, three more points that have them second in the table, still undefeated(!). Greek striker Efthimis Koulouris scored again two weeks ago, his 8th goal of the season (in the super League alone; he has scored more in the Europa League qualifiers). According to reports, both Sporting Lisbon and Waterford are interested in him.
Pedro Martins, Olympiakos’ Portuguese coach, called this game a “final” for his team, obviously wanting his players to pay the biggest possible attention. They are third in the table, on 20 points, four behind Atromitos, even more behind leaders PAOK, so Martins knows that they need to stay as close to the top as possible at least until the winter break. According to reports, Yaya Toure is… tired of not playing, disappointed as well, as he didn’t expect to spend more than three months at Olympiakos having seen so little action. His manager indirectly “warned” Olympiakos that if his client doesn’t start playing regularly, he’ll ask to leave during the winter transfer window.
Previous five matches:
AEK Athens vs Atromitos 0-2
Atromitos vs PAOK 1-1
Iraklis vs Atromitos 1-6
Panionios vs Atromitos 2-2
Atromitos vs Asteras Tripolis 3-2
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Panathinaikos 1-1
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Dudelange 5-1
Aris vs Olympiakos Piraeus 0-1
Panachaiki vs Olympiakos Piraeus 0-2
Olympiakos Piraeus vs Apollon Smyrnis 1-0
Atromitos’ next game is at Apollon Smyrnis, next Saturday (Super League). Olympiakos are visiting Betis on Thursday (Europa League).
Atromitos vs Olympiakos Piraeus: Head to head Stats
One win for Atromitos, three for Olympiakos, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Peristeri.
Atromitos vs Olympiakos Piraeus: Prediction
Olympiakos are considered relatively clear favorites to win the game, which suits me just fine, because it makes Atromitos’ double chance pay more than what I expected.
Atromitos vs Olympiakos Piraeus: Betting Tips
“Atromtios or draw” is at 1.70, my main tip. The hosts’ win in “draw no bet” pays 2.50.