Atromitos vs PAOK
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 3 November 2018
Kick-off: 15:00 CET
For weeks, Atromitos and PAOK were co-leading in the Super League. That changed last weekend, when the Peristeri side drew at Panionios, and PAOK beat Panathinaikos at home. Actually, Atromitos needed a goal in added time to salvage a point, having gone 2-1 down in the 88th minute. Midweek, they destroyed Iraklis 1-6, in a Greece Cup match. What was interesting, was Damir Canadi’s choice to have most of his regulars in the starting lineup. The Austrian coach felt that playing a competitive game midweek would actually be a good thing for his team, for the players who usually start the Super League games. Plus, Atromitos had lost their group opener, and needed all three points midweek, to half-make sure they finish in the top-2. Attacking midfielder Thodoris Vasilakakis was unfortunate, he got injured in the Cup match, and looks like he’ll stay sidelined for three weeks.
Four days after their shocking defeat at home to MOL Vidi in the Europa League, PAOK bounced back in style, beating formerly undefeated Panathinaikos 2-0 at home, their eighth win in as many games in the Super League this season. Aleksandar Prijović opened the scoring in the 51st minute, and Dimitris Limnios put the game to bed in the 76th, making it 2-0. Panathinaikos’ coach admitted after the match that PAOK were superior and deserved all three points, so there is not much to add. Brazilian winger Léo Jabá didn’t score, but he was the main man to watch, not for the first time this season in a PAOK game. For the Thessaloniki side, it was important to see Swedish midfielder Pontus Wernbloom look very good. Brazilian midfielder Maurício remains out due to injury. PAOK have conceded just two goals in eight Super League matches thus far, and as previously mentioned, are yet to drop a point.
Previous five matches:
Iraklis vs Atromitos 1-6
Panionios vs Atromitos 2-2
Atromitos vs Asteras Tripolis 3-2
Atromitos vs PAS Giannina 1-0
Levadiakos vs Atromitos 0-2
PAOK vs Panathinaikos 2-0
PAOK vs MOL Vidi 0-2
Aris vs PAOK 1-2
PAOK vs Apollon Smyrnis 2-0
BATE vs PAOK 1-4
Atromitos’ next game is at AEK Athens, next Sunday (Super League). PAOK are visiting MOL Vidi on Thursday (Europa League).
Atromitos vs PAOK: Head to head Stats
PAOK have four wins in a row at Atromitos, by a total score of 2-9(!).
Atromitos vs PAOK: Prediction
Atromitos have been looking great since the start of the Super League season, but… PAOK have been looking even better. Plus, the visitors have an awesome record in Peristeri, four wins in a row. Deep down, I do expect PAOK to win, but betting-wise, I prefer to focus on goals.
Atromitos vs PAOK: Betting Tips
“Over 2.5 goals”, at 2.30, is my main tip, paying better than PAOK’s win. If I bet on the visitors’ victory, to make the – always existent – risk really worth it, I would combine it with “over 2.5”. Like this, it pays 3.20.