Panionios vs Levadiakos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 10 December 2018
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
Panionios’ 4-2 defeat/embarrassment at AEL Larissa proved too much for their board of directors to swallow. Next day, José Anigo lost his job. He did thank the fans and the players in his “goodbye” note, but he didn’t omit to express his surprise, saying he didn’t understand why he wasn’t allowed to finish the project he started at the club last summer. Truth is, losing 4-2 to AEL, even away from home, is… heavy, but looking at the bigger picture, Panionios had won four matches in a row before last weekend’s unfortunate result, three in the Super League and one in the Cup, four wins without conceding a single goal. They are 8th in the table, on 17 points, lower than what they were hoping for, but still… I’m left with the impression that the French coach deserved more time. Akis Mantzios has taken over, this will be his first game in charge.
It all went wrong for Levadiakos in the second half last weekend, when they hosted Asteras Tripolis. First, they lost a player to a second yellow card, in the 50th minute, then they went 0-1 down, in the 64th, and in added time, while trying to equalize, they conceded again. Second 2-0 defeat in a row, just seven points from 12 matches in the Super League, things don’t look bright for them… They are second-to-last in the table, having scored just eight goals (three away from home), and conceded 21, more than any other team. As visitors, they have six defeats in as many games.
Previous five matches:
AEL Larissa vs Panionios 4-2
Panionios vs Lamia 1-0
Xanthi vs Panionios 0-1
Panionios vs Panetolikos 3-0
Apollon Pontou vs Panionios 0-4
Levadiakos vs Asteras Tripolis 0-2
PAS Giannina vs Levadiakos 2-0
Levadiakos vs OFI 2-1
Levadiakos vs AEL Larissa 1-1
Levadiakos vs Aris Avato 4-0
Panionios are visiting PAS Giannina next weekend. Levadiakos will be hosting PAOK (both Super League matches).
Panionios vs Levadiakos: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Panionios, two for Levadiakos as well, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Nea Smirni.
Panionios vs Levadiakos: Prediction
I really like Panionios’ chances of winning this game. I think this is one of the most promising 1.80s this weekend in the leagues covered on this website.
Panionios vs Levadiakos: Betting Tips
A simple Panionios win is at 1.80. Combined with a clean sheet, that goes up to 2.62.