Levadiakos vs AEL Larissa
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 4 March 2018
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
Despite playing without key players away from home against a very good team, PAS Giannina, Levadiakos managed to earn a draw last weekend. Giannina’s coach accused Levadiakos that they took… Greek football several years back, wasting time in all ways possible, but at the end of the day, what mattered the most (if not exclusively) for Levadiakos was that they earned that point they wanted. They are 11th, 10 points above the relegation zone. Just like last weekend, they have key players missing, or having just returned from injuries, and not 100% fit to be at their best.
AEL Larissa can be… proud of what they did on Thursday, beating AEK Athens, a team that had gone undefeated in 26 matches! Actually, AEL went 1-0 down early in the second half, a goal they claim shouldn’t have counted, and AEK’s player should have seen a card for the foul he committed (according to AEL). Even so, they managed to equalise and then win the game in the last minute, earning an advantage, small, but still, an advantage, ahead of the return leg of their Greece Cup semifinal tie against AEK. By the way, I had backed them to get at least a draw, their double chance was at 2.00. Last weekend they beat Platanias 1-0 at home, a massive win, in their attempt to stay out of relegation-related troubles. I backed them not just to win, but do so in a game that would stay under 2.5 goals, that paid just over 3.00, and came good.
Previous five matches:
PAS Giannina vs Levadiakos 0-0
Levadiakos vs Panetolikos 1-2
Apollon Smyrnis vs Levadiakos 1-1
Levadiakos vs Kerkyra 2-0
Xanthi vs Levadiakos 2-1
AEL Larissa vs AEK Athens 2-1
AEL Larissa vs Platanias 1-0
AEL Larissa vs Panathinaikos 0-1
PAOK vs AEL Larissa 3-0
AEL Larissa vs PAS Giannina 3-2
Levadiakos’ next game is at Lamia, next weekend. AEL will be hosting Kerkyra (both Greece Super League matches).
Levadiakos vs AEL Larissa: Head to head Stats
Last season, the game between these two in Livadia ended in a 1-1 draw. Before that, Levadiakos hadn’t hosted Larissa since 2009.
Levadiakos vs AEL Larissa: Prediction
I’m leaving winners and losers aside, I’m betting on goals and only on goals.
Levadiakos vs AEL Larissa: Betting Tips
Since “under 2.5 goals” pays just 1.45, I’m taking the extra risk to suggest “under 1.5”, at 2.35. I don’t really expect any goals in this match, but if, if one of the two takes the lead, that should be the match’s only goal.