Levadiakos vs Panionios
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 14 April 2019
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
A draw was not what Levadiakos needed last weekend in Tripoli, when they visited Asteras, they needed all three points to boost their chances of avoiding relegation, but given how that game went, that 0-0 wasn’t the worst that could have happened to the Livadia side. They got outplayed by Asteras, and truth is, if their goalkeeper had not had one of his best days this season, they would have left Tripoli empty-handed. After the game, Nikos Karageorgiou, Levadiakos’ coach, told reporters his team should not be second-to-last in the table, they are better than that, and it’s “other factors”, not performance-related, that have Levadiakos that low in the table. They are on 21 points, five less than 13th-placed PAS Giannina, and seven less than 12th-placed Asteras Tripolis.
Last weekend, Panionios beat Larissa 1-0 at home, an awesome result, to stop worrying about getting relegated. Soon after that, a… bomb exploded; they seem unable to… get their papers ready, regarding their presence in the Super League next season. Good thing for them, the rules changed last year (so as to… “save” Panathinaikos), meaning that if a club cannot meet all demands to be in the Super League, they don’t get relegated, but they start next season carrying a -6 penalty (like Panathinaikos this season), plus, they are not allowed to sign players (with some exceptions, regarding mostly young Greeks, aged 23 or younger). In other words, right now, Panionios are… half relieved to know that they will be in the Super League next season, but half… stunned as well, because most-most probably, they will start next season as top-top favorites to get relegated.
Previous five matches:
Asteras Tripolis vs Levadiakos 0-0
Levadiakos vs PAS Giannina 0-2
OFI Crete vs Levadiakos 2-0
AEL Larissa vs Levadiakos 2-0
Levadiakos vs Lamia 1-1
Panionios vs AEL Larissa 1-0
Lamia vs Panionios 1-0
Panionios vs Xanthi 1-0
Panetolikos vs Panionios 5-0
Atromitos vs Panionios 3-0
Levadiakos are visiting PAOK next weekend. Panionios will be hosting PAS Giannina (both Super League matches).
Levadiakos vs Panionios: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Levadiakos and two for Panionios in the last five games between these two in Livadia.
Levadiakos vs Panionios: Prediction
Levadiakos are with their back against the wall. Is that enough to bet on them to win? Against this Panionios, my answer to that would be, “it’s worth the risk”.
Levadiakos vs Panionios: Betting Tips
Levadiakos’ win pays 2.17. Combined with “under 2.5 goals” it goes up to 3.75.