Lamia vs AEK Athens
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 17 September 2017
Kick-off: 19:30 CET
Over 2.5 goals in Lamia’s away game last weekend at Asteras Tripolis paid an excellent 2.55, I was thrilled to suggest it, but truth be written, a 3-1 Lamia triumph was not what I had in mind. The newly-promoted earned a historic win, their first in Greece’s top division, playing very good football, and, as I had pointed out in that preview, not “parking the bus”, which they hadn’t done even against a much bigger opponent a week earlier (Olympiakos). Important detail regarding this game is that it’s held in Athens (Peristeri, to be more specific, at Atromitos’ stadium).
AEK and over 2.5 goals is what I suggested last weekend in their game against Larissa in Athens, and they won 4-0. AEK’s double chance was my choice in their game in Croatia against HNK Rijeka on Thursday (Europa League group stage), and they went a step further than what I expected, they didn’t just avoid defeat, but they won the game, 2-1. After those two defeats to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League qualifiers, AEK have been a whole different team. They drew at Club Brugge, started the Super League season with a clear 2-0 win over Panetolikos, 3-0 over Club Brugge in Athens and qualification for the Europa League group stage, win over AEL, win in Croatia, only a draw at PAS Giannina has kind of… spoiled the fun for AEK, in a game they had many chances to score (just like PAS).
Previous 5 matches:
Asteras Tripolis vs Lamia 1-3
Lamia vs Olympiakos 0-1
Xanthi vs Lamia 0-0
PAOK vs Lamia 0-1
Atromitos vs Lamia 1-2
HNK Rijeka vs AEK Athens 1-2
AEK Athens vs AEL Larissa 4-0
PAS Giannina vs AEK Athens 0-0
AEK Athens vs Club Brugge 3-0
AEK Athens vs Panetolikos 2-0
The two teams are meeting again on Wednesday, in Athens, with AEK as hosts, in a Greece Cup game.
Lamia vs AEK Athens: Head to head Stats
Lamia hosted AEK last December in a Cup game that ended in a goalless draw. There history between these two is very poor.
Lamia vs AEK Athens: Prediction
I repeat, the game is held in Athens, not Lamia. Important detail. I do expect AEK to win, but a simple victory of theirs pays very-very little.
Lamia vs AEK Athens: Betting Tips
Lamia are huge outsiders not just to earn a point, but even to score, which suits me just fine, because I’m backing them to continue playing free attacking football, and score at least once, against an AEK side that played a very demanding game less than 72 hours earlier. “Both teams to score pays a massive 3.80”, and I don’t just like it, I love it. “AEK to win and both teams to score” is at 5.50, awesome, but I find “both teams to score” great enough to avoid the extra risk.
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