Lamia vs Atromitos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 27 January 2019
Kick-off: 15:00 CET
Lamia reached the Cup quarterfinals beating Panathinaikos on penalties midweek, after losing 1-0 in 90 minutes and extra-time. A… peculiar happening though, may cost them; the referee didn’t allow both teams to make a fourth substitution in extra-time, even though he had to, as these are the new rules, teams have the right to make an extra substitution if a tie goes to extra-time. Obviously, it wasn’t Lamia’s fault, but it does affect the… legitimacy of the final score. They were waiting until Friday night to see if Panathinaikos would file a case, which could lead to a new match between the two. In the Super League, Lamia are 13th, on 14 points. Key players were left back home midweek, didn’t travel to Athens for the Cup match, so as to get some rest. On another note, Lamia resigned 37-year-old attacking midfielder Piti, a guy who has played for them in the recent past.
Atromitos beat Apollon Smyrnis 2-1 midweek, sealing their passage to the Cup quarterfinals. They had beaten Apollon 0-3 in the first leg, away from home, so things were pretty much decided even before the second game started. Huge news for the Peristeri side is that Amr Warda returned to them. The Egyptian attacking midfielder played for Atromitos on loan from PAOK last season, was absolutely fantastic (despite his… fouls off the field, enjoying Athens’ nightlife more, maybe, than what a professional football player should), his awesome season made PAOK call him back, but… it didn’t work out. Warda remained… Warda(…), PAOK’s coach lost his patience with him, and the Thessaloniki club loaned him out again. If the Egyptian replicates these next months his last season’s form, Atromitos will definitely finish in the top four, and may cause major upsets to more traditional football powers in the Cup.
Previous five matches:
Panathinaikos vs Lamia 1-0
Lamia vs Panathinaikos 1-0
Aris vs Lamia 1-0
Lamia vs Panathinaikos 1-0
Apollon Larissa vs Lamia 0-7
Atromitos vs Apollon Smyrnis 2-1
Xanthi vs Atromitos 2-1
Atromitos vs Panetolikos 2-2
Apollon Smyrnis vs Atromitos 0-3
Thyella Kamari vs Atromitos 0-8
Lamia’s next game is on Wednesday, again at home, versus Apollon Smyrnis. A day later, Atromitos will be visiting OFI (both Super League matches).
Lamia vs Atromitos: Head to head Stats
One Atromitos win and two draws in three matches the last three years between these two in Lamia. Before 2015, Atromitos hadn’t traveled there since 2000.
Lamia vs Atromitos: Prediction
Only one out of Lamia’s last six home games had more than two goals, and four had one or none. I’m leaving winners and losers aside, focusing on goals first.
Lamia vs Atromitos: Betting Tips
“Under 1.5” is at 2.40. If you find this, Atromitos’ double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” pays 1.97.