Ergotelis vs OFI
Competition: Greece Cup
Date: 8 January 2019
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
Heraklion will have a team in the quarterfinals of the Cup this season, and it remains to be seen which one, Ergotelis or OFI, that will be. The draw brought the two Heraklion sides head to head, a bit ironic, as they had been facing each other in the second division these last years, and they were not going to play against each other this season, as Ergotelis are in the Football League, and OFI finally back to the Super League. Ergotelis are fifth, needing to… outdo themselves in order to get promoted. They hosted Apollon Larissa last weekend, in their first game in 2019, and lost 1-2.
OFI have been particularly active these last days in the transfer market, signing three players: 24-year-old Swedish striker Erik Pärsson arrived from Falkenbergs on a free transfer, right-back Christopher Braun joined from Fortuna Sittard, and left-back Kostas Giannoulis signed as well, as a free agent. On the other hand, center-forward Christos Aravidis is not continuing at OFI, and at least two more players have been informed that it would be better for both sides if they found another team to continue their career. OFI are 13th in the Super League table on just 11 points from 14 matches. They are lucky to have a new main shareholder, a man who looks determined to turn the club into a Super League regular, and why not, set the bar higher year in-year out. Under these circumstances, it would be a massive setback if they got relegated at the end of the season.
Previous five matches:
Ergotelis vs Apollon Larissa 1-2
Ergotelis vs Panachaiki 2-1
Ergotelis vs Aris 3-2
Aiginiakos vs Ergotelis 1-0
Ergotelis vs Kerkyra 1-2
Kerkyra vs OFI 0-3
Asteras Tripolis vs OFI Crete 2-1
OFI Crete vs Panathinaikos 3-1
PAS Giannina vs OFI Crete 1-1
OFI vs Aris 1-2
Ergotelis are visiting Iraklis on Sunday (Football League). OFI will be hosting Atromitos (Super League).
Ergotelis vs OFI: Head to head Stats
One win for Ergotelis and three for OFI in the four games between these two the last seven years with Ergotelis as hosts.
Ergotelis vs OFI: Prediction
OFI are considered clear favorites to win the game, but I’m backing Ergotelis to earn at least a draw.
Ergotelis vs OFI: Betting Tips
Ergotelis’ double chance is at 2.02. Their win in “draw no bet” pays 3.20. I feel they have a bigger motive than OFI in this game. I seriously doubt they’ll qualify, but at least in the first leg, I see them earn at least a draw.