Lamia vs Asteras Tripolis
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 11 November 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Lamia started the season losing their first three games, but have stayed undefeated ever since. Two wins and four draws have them on 10 points, clearly above the relegation line, which is their main target this season – as well. Last weekend, they earned a goalless draw at PAS Giannina, a very positive result, no matter if PAS are below them in the table. Giannina’s roster is very good, and earning a result there last weekend was a success for Lamia. Their last home game was a 3-2 win over Levadiakos, two weeks ago.
Asteras Tripolis lost 0-1 at home to Xanthi last weekend, a bit of a shock, no matter if Xanthi have been doing very well for weeks now. The biggest news at Asteras is that Savas Pandelidis is still their coach. This past week he received an offer from Aris, who fired their own coach, Paco Herrera. According to reports, Pandelidis didn’t really think about it. He feels he is on a mission at Asteras, and especially now with the team super low in the table, he felt he couldn’t just… pack up and leave. The Tripoli side are on just five points from nine matches, third-to-last in the table. They’ve won just one game this season, and that was at home over Apollon Smyrnis, the weakest side in the league. For a team that earned a Europa League ticket last season, being third-to-last with one third of the season already gone, is just unacceptable.
Previous five matches:
PAS Giannina vs Lamia 0-0
Lamia vs Volos NFC 1-1
Lamia vs Levadiakos 3-2
AEL Larissa vs Lamia 1-2
AEK Athens vs Lamia 2-1
Asteras Tripolis vs Xanthi 0-1
Trikala vs Asteras Tripolis 0-1
Panetolikos vs Asteras Tripolis 1-1
Atromitos vs Asteras Tripolis 3-2
Asteras Tripolis vs Panathinaikos 1-1
Lamia’s next game is at Panionios, in two weeks. Asteras Tripolis will be hosting AEL Larissa after the international break (both Super League matches).
Lamia vs Asteras Tripolis: Head to head Stats
Lamia have hosted Asteras just once before, early 2018. They won 1-0.
Lamia vs Asteras Tripolis: Prediction
For some reason, Asteras are considered favorites to win. Few teams have stayed undefeated in their last five matches in the Super League, and hosts Lamia are one of those. I’m backing them to earn at least a point in this game.
Lamia vs Asteras Tripolis: Betting Tips
Lamia’s win in “draw no bet” is at 2.20, and their double chance at 1.61.