Levadiakos vs Aris
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 27 January 2019
Kick-off: 14:00 CET
Someone had to pay for Levadiakos’ failure to beat Apollon Smyrnis last weekend, and of course the… easiest victim was the coach; Italian Giuseppe Sannino is no longer working for the Livadia side. He has been replaced by experienced Greek coach Nikos Karageorgiou. The game last weekend was away from home, and Levadiakos didn’t lose, but even that 0-0 was enough to make Levadiakos’ president and his associates decide on Sannino’s future at the club. Just nine points from 16 matches in the championship have Levadiakos second-to-last in the table. On Friday it was reported that the Livadia club were very close to signing 24-year-old attacking midfielder Dejan Meleg, who last played for Red Star Belgrade.
Aris had to settle for a draw last weekend at AEL Larissa, a decent result, as it kept them four points ahead of AEL, and into the group of teams fighting for the 5th spot in the table, which, at the end of the season, should give a Europa League ticket. Argentinian midfielder Nicolás Colazo is officially past, has been released, having failed to find his place at Aris. Obviously, the… failure is of both sides; Aris had an awesome player whom they couldn’t make feel comfortable and… useful, despite his undoubted class. You don’t play for Boca Juniors if you are not a player of a certain level… The Thessaloniki side signed three more players this last week, aiming at finishing in the top five.
Previous five matches:
Apollon Smyrnis vs Levadiakos 0-0
Levadiakos vs Olympiakos Piraeus 0-2
Panachaiki vs Levadiakos 2-1
Levadiakos vs PAOK 1-2
Panionios vs Levadiakos 1-1
AEL Larissa vs Aris 0-0
Aris vs Lamia 1-0
Ergotelis vs Aris 3-2
Aris vs Panetolikos 1-2
Atromitos vs Aris 4-2
Levadiakos’ next game is at AEK Athens, on Wednesday. A day later, Aris will be visiting Xanthi (both Super League matches).
Levadiakos vs Aris: Head to head Stats
Levadiakos haven’t hosted Aris since 2014. Back then, they won 4-3(!). Two years earlier, they had won 2-1.
Levadiakos vs Aris: Prediction
Aris are considered slight favorites to win the game. At this stage of the season, I don’t believe in their win in games like this one away from home against a team desperate for points.
Levadiakos vs Aris: Betting Tips
Levadiakos’ win in “draw no bet” is at 2.10. Their double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” pays 2.08.