Panionios vs Atromitos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 10 March 2018
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
An AEK win combined with a clean sheet is what I suggested last weekend when Panionios visited them, and AEK won indeed, 1-0. Panionios should feel… grateful they left the Olympic Stadium having lost “only” 1-0. They were practically harmless offensively, while AEK missed more than half a dozen clear chances. Midweek, rumours surfaced that the board of directors were unhappy with coach Grigoriou. They made sure to go on record backing him, recognizing that his job has not been easy. It’s true that this season’s Panionios have left a lot to be desired, keeping in mind how great they were last season, but… the roster this year, has not been of the same level as that of last season, so… They are 6th, level on points with 5th-placed Xanthi and 7th-placed Asteras Tripolis.
“Atromitos to win and keep a clean sheet”, at 2.30, was my suggestion last weekend when they hosted Xanthi, and they won 1-0, keeping their… Champions League hopes alive. It was Damir Canadi, Atromitos’ coach, who pronounced the words “Champions League” after their win over Xanthi, and… he does have a point. Atromitos are on 46 points, fourth in the table, but… there is a series of “but”; Third-placed Olympiakos are on 47, we still don’t know for sure what will happen with their game against PAOK, and they are waiting to hear final news regarding their -3 as well, for things their fans did against AEK. Even PAOK, may be on 52 points, but they have a -3 hanging in the air, and next weekend they are visiting Atromitos. My point is, having “Champions League” and “Atromitos” in the same sentence may look… extreme, to some, but if you break down the facts, you see that Canadi had a point when he talked about finishing second. By the way, he is about to sign a new contract at the Peristeri team.
Previous five matches:
AEK Athens vs Panionios 1-0
Panionios vs PAOK 1-3
Panionios vs Asteras Tripolis 0-0
Olympiakos vs Panionios 1-0
Panionios vs Lamia 1-0
Atromitos vs Xanthi 1-0
Atromitos vs AEK Athens 1-1
Asteras Tripolis vs Atromitos 0-1
Atromitos vs Olympiakos 2-2
Atromitos vs PAOK 1-3
Panionios’ next game is next weekend, again at home, versus Xanthi. Atromitos will be hosting PAOK (both Greece Super League matches).
Panionios vs Atromitos: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Panionios, one for Atromitos, and a draw, in the last five games between these two with Panionios as hosts. Three of those five matches went over 2.5 goals.
Panionios vs Atromitos: Prediction
I want to suggest Atromitos’ win, but I have some doubts.
Panionios vs Atromitos: Betting Tips
Atromitos’ win in “draw no bet” is at 1.75. Deep down I do expect them to win, their victory pays 2.70, but if you’re ok with something below 2.00, a smaller risk, that 1.75 may be for you. Their double chance is at 1.40, good enough only for those who go for the smaller risk possible (downsizing their odds’ expectations).
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