Xanthi vs PAS Giannina
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 29 October 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Back-to-back wins for Xanthi, who beat Levadiakos 1-2 away from home last weekend, two weeks after beating AEL Larissa as well, as hosts. That 1-2 in Livadia was actually easier than what it looks; Xanthi took the lead just before halftime, and went 0-2 up in the 70th minute, from the penalty spot. Levadiakos’ goal came in added time, when things were already, pretty much, decided. They are 7th in the Super League table, on 12 points from seven matches. They have won three of their last four games, and haven’t lost since their debut, 0-1, to Panathinaikos. That goal they conceded in added time last weekend, is the only one they have allowed in their last four Super League matches.
Yannis Petrakis is one of the… longest-surviving coaches in the Super League, but if we are to believe reports, his job at PAS Giannina is in danger(!). Their 0-2 defeat at home to Panetolikos last weekend was definitely not expected, and put the experienced Greek coach in a very tough position. Losing to the strongest teams in the country (earlier in the season) was, up to a point, understandable, but that 0-2 to Panetolikos, really, was a tough one to swallow for the PAS president and board of directors. According to other reports, Petrakis has decided on changes, not satisfied with some of his players. Giannina are just 12th in the table, on only six points from seven matches. They have lost three Super League games in a row, and haven’t scored in their last two.
Previous five matches:
Levadiakos vs Xanthi 1-2
Xanthi vs AEL Larissa 1-0
Lamia vs Xanthi 0-0
Xanthi vs OFI 0-0
Xanthi vs OFI 3-0
PAS Giannina vs Panetolikos 0-2
Atromitos vs PAS Giannina 1-0
Panathinaikos vs PAS Giannina 2-1
Atromitos vs PAS Giannina 1-2
PAS Giannina vs Aris 1-0
Xanthi’s next game is at Kerkyra, on Thursday. Same day, PAS will be hosting Thyella Kamari (both Greece Cup matches).
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Xanthi, two for PAS as well, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Xanthi.
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Prediction
I do like Xanthi’s chances of winning the game, but even more, I like their chances of keeping a clean sheet.
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Betting Tips
Xanthi’s clean sheet, at 2.00, is my main tip. Their win, also at 2.00, comes second for me. Their double chance, at just 1.22, is too poor.