PAS Giannina vs Panathinaikos
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 9 February 2019
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
If this were any other Greek club, coach Giannis Petrakis would have lost his job weeks, if not months ago. PAS Giannina’s president though, sees things in a… particular way, avoiding choosing the simple way of solving problems. PAS are below the relegation line, they have gathered just 17 points from their 19 matches thus far, they have lost five of their last six games (Super League and Cup combined), have looked poor in most of those games, but Petrakis remains their coach, trying to… turn the situation around. Last weekend they lost 1-0 at Aris, a strong candidate to win a Europa League ticket. Petrakis told reporters after the match that his team had more clear chances to score. In previous matches, he had done the same thing, he had focused on whatever positive he could find. At the end of the day though, PAS are below the relegation line, and need results.
Once again, no. Panathinaikos had beaten Panetolikos 0-1 in Agrinio just before visiting Levadiakos last weekend, they wanted to finally celebrate two victories in a row for the first time since September(!), but… it wasn’t meant to be. The game ended without goals, a result that cost the Greens a spot in the table. They dropped 6th, as Aris won their game. You could find Panathinaikos many excuses, the big number of young, inexperienced players, this, that, but on the other hand, there are long parts in almost all their games recently during which they fail to do even the basics. Lack of effort is something you cannot blame them for, but again, there are moments during their games, even in that 0-1 win at Panetolikos, that they look… at a loss for ideas.
Previous five matches:
Aris vs PAS Giannina 1-0
PAOK vs PAS Giannina 2-1
PAS Giannina vs Apollon Smyrnis 1-0
Panionios vs PAS Giannina 2-0
PAS Giannina vs Olympiakos Piraeus 1-2
Levadiakos vs Panathinaikos 0-0
Panetolikos vs Panathinaikos 0-1
Panathinaikos vs AEL Larissa 1-1
Panathinaikos vs Lamia 1-0
Lamia vs Panathinaikos 1-0
PAS are hosting Atromitos next weekend. Panathinaikos will be hosting Asteras Tripolis (both Super League matches).
PAS Giannina vs Panathinaikos: Head to head Stats
Just one win for PAS, two for Panathinaikos, and two draws, in the last five games between these two in Giannina.
PAS Giannina vs Panathinaikos: Prediction
I wouldn’t bet on this game. It’s way above average in my “trickiness” charts. Both teams are extremely unreliable.
PAS Giannina vs Panathinaikos: Betting Tips
If I absolutely had to choose something to bet on, I would try Giannina’s win in “draw no bet”, at 2.00, or their double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals”, at 2.08.