Lamia vs Panionios
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 2 October 2017
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
Despite the fact that both Atromitos Athinon and Lamia had failed to score in their previous game, when they met last weekend I suggested “over 2.5 goals”, at 2.75(!), a clear sign of how improbable it was considered by betting companies. I explained why I thought “over 2.5” looked fantastic to me, and the game was at 3-0 after just 35 minutes, with both teams missing a whole bunch of chances to score even more in the remainder of the match. As I keep writing since the start of the season, despite being newly-promoted, Lamia are not… parking the bus in front of their goal, they actually try to play football, sometimes it pays off, and something they pay for that, like against Atromitos.
“Panionios to win and keep a clean sheet”, at 2.30, was my suggestion last weekend, given that a simple Panionios win over AEL Larissa paid very little, and that penalty AEL won in added time spoiled everything. Losing 4-1 rather than 4-0 didn’t change anything for anyone, unless you followed my “clean sheet” suggestion. Panionios were absolutely spectacular offensively, not just scoring four goals, beautiful goals, but also creating five, six, seven other big chances to score even more. They definitely needed such a resounding victory and great performance, after three consecutive 1-1 draws, two of them at home, including the Cup game against PAS Giannina in Nea Smirni.
Previous 5 matches:
Atromitos Athinon vs Lamia 3-0
AEK Athens vs Lamia 2-0
Lamia vs AEK Athens 0-1
Asteras Tripolis vs Lamia 1-3
Lamia vs Olympiakos 0-1
Panionios vs AEL Larissa 4-1
Panionios vs PAS Giannina 1-1
PAS Giannina vs Panionios 1-1
Panionios vs Panetolikos 1-1
Panionios vs Apollon Smyrnis 2-0
Lamia’s next game is on Sunday, October 15, at PAOK. A day earlier, Panionios will be hosting Olympiakos (both Super League matches).
Lamia vs Panionios: Head to head Stats
This is the first game between these two in Greek football’s modern history.
Lamia vs Panionios: Prediction
Same thing… Just like last weekend, in Lamia’s game at Atromitos, “over 2.5 goals” pays a massive 2.70.
Lamia vs Panionios: Betting Tips
It’s football, the game could end in a goalless draw, but given how both teams have looked since the start of the season, sometimes scoring (even a lot), sometimes not (but still creating several scoring chances), I feel betting on “over 2.5 goals” at 2.70 is a risk totally worth taking.
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