PAS Giannina vs Lamia
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 4 November 2018
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
PAS Giannina were left feeling that the referee had made a series of serious mistakes that cost them last weekend, at Xanthi (they lost 2-1, despite taking the lead in the first half), but instead of issuing a public statement or something similar, they prepared a video with all refereeing decisions that went against them, asking fans to judge for themselves… Midweek, they destroyed a team from a lower division in the Cup, with Giannis Lukinas scoring four(!) goals. PAS played with several reserves, Loukinas included, and they still won 5-0. In the Super League, they are just 13th, on no more than six points from eight matches. They have already played against the strongest teams though, so until the end of the first round, they have the chance to improve their position in the table, and improve it a lot.
Lamia took a two-goal advantage at home last weekend hosting Levadiakos, “managed” to waste it in the second half, but they still won the game, scoring the winner in the 83rd minute. It was their second win in a row, they have stayed undefeated in five matches now, and are sitting 9th in the table, on nine points from eight games. Bad news for them is that central midfielder Marko Blažić got injured, and will stay out for at least two weeks. He is a key man at Lamia, and a very hard one to replace. Midweek, they played without seven regulars against a team from a lower division in the Cup, and they got stuck to a 1-1 draw, left with just a few chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
Previous five matches:
PAS Giannina vs Thyella Kamari 5-0
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina 2-1
PAS Giannina vs Panetolikos 0-2
Atromitos vs PAS Giannina 1-0
Panathinaikos vs PAS Giannina 2-1
Lamia vs Volos NFC 1-1
Lamia vs Levadiakos 3-2
AEL Larissa vs Lamia 1-2
AEK Athens vs Lamia 2-1
Lamia vs OFI 1-1
Giannina’s next game is at AEL Larissa, next Saturday. A day later, Lamia will be hosting Asteras Tripolis (both Super League matches).
PAS Giannina vs Lamia: Head to head Stats
Last season, these two drew 1-1 in Giannina. Before that, PAS hadn’t hosted Lamia since 2005.
PAS Giannina vs Lamia: Prediction
The hosts are considered relatively clear favorites to win. I have my reservations, they were unacceptable against Panetolikos in their last home match, Lamia are at a very good moment right now, but deep down, I feel the hosts have a better team, and they should show so on the field in this match. The club set all tickets at the lowest price possible, just five euros, hoping to attract to the stadium as many fans as possible.
PAS Giannina vs Lamia: Betting Tips
Giannina’s win pays 2.00. I’m staying with that, avoiding risking further with number of goals. I just feel that they will look very improved compared to their last home game in the Super League, and one way or another find half a goal more than Lamia and win the game.