Xanthi vs PAS Giannina
Competition: Greece Super League
Date: 15 April 2018
Kick-off: 16:15 CET
Xanthi have… company in the 5th spot of the table, after drawing at Panionios two weeks ago, while Asteras Tripolis won their game. They are level on 36 points, main candidates for the 5th spot that should, under… normal circumstances, give a Europa League ticket. Great news for the hosts is that they had zero problems this last week, everyone was available, training went great, so, really, they have no excuse not to win this game. Cheapest tickets cost 10 euros, the coach and players expect the city to get behind them in such a crucial match, a must-win for them, keeping in mind that two of their last three games of the season are at PAOK and Panathinaikos.
Back-to-back defeats to Panetolikos and Apollon Smyrnis have ended PAS Giannina’s dream of finishing fifth. Especially the latter, that 0-1 at home against Apollon, was an absolute disgrace, a defeat/performance that made the coach and the players publicly say “sorry” to the fans, promising to… get their act together in the last four matches. Even if they do, the… ship has already sailed. They are six points behind Asteras Tripolis and Xanthi, and there are three more teams in between them. Giannina’s roster is better than sitting 10th in the table, but in certain games they totally dropped the ball, disappointing their fans, over and over again.
Previous five matches:
Panionios vs Xanthi 0-0
Xanthi vs Panetolikos 1-0
Atromitos vs Xanthi 1-0
Xanthi vs Apollon Smyrnis 2-0
AEK Athens vs Xanthi 4-0
Panetolikos vs PAS Giannina 1-0
Kerkyra vs PAS Giannina 1-1
PAS Giannina vs Levadiakos 0-0
Platanias vs PAS Giannina 0-3
PAS Giannina vs Panathinaikos 2-1
Xanthi’s next game is at PAOK, next weekend. PAS will be hosting AEL Larissa (both Super League matches).
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Xanthi, one draw, and three victories for PAS in the last five games between these two in Xanthi. Two of those five matches went over 2.5 goals.
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Prediction
Simply put, Xanthi have no excuse not to win this game. They are playing at home, with a super big motive, against a “broken” team, and all that, facing no injury problems, having the whole squad available.
Xanthi vs PAS Giannina: Betting Tips
A simple Xanthi win pays 1.80, and I would stay with that. If you feel like acting… greedy, go for Xanthi’s win combined with a clean sheet, at 2.75. They have conceded just one goal in their last four matches, and PAS have scored only one in their last four games. “Under 2.5 goals” is at 1.50, low, but super probable, given who’s playing against whom in this game.
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