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Larissa will arrive at Olympic Stadium of Athens on Sunday for the Super League showdown with hosts AEK Athens.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for AEK Athens v Larissa can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
AEK Athens are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-4 Europa League victory versus Zorya Luhansk.
In that match, AEK Athens had 35% possession and 9 shots on goal with 7 on target. For AEK Athens, the goals were scored by Muamer Tanković (6'), Petros Mantalos (34') and Marko Livaja (54', 81'). For their opponents, Zorya Luhansk got 15 shots at goal with 4 on target. Vladyslav Kocherhin (81') was the scorer for Zorya Luhansk.
It has not been often in recent games that AEK Athens have shown defensive steel. The reality is that AEK have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals during that time. Even so, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be sustained in this next game.
Larissa will come into the encounter after a 1-2 Super League win over PAS Giannina in their last match.
In that game, Larissa had 55% possession and 6 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Larissa was Dimitris Pinakas (66', 85'). For their opponents, PAS Giannina had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jean-Baptiste Léo (61') was the scorer for PAS Giannina.
The stats tell the story, and Larissa have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. At the back, Larissa could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 10/09/2017 tells us that AEK Athens have won 2 of these and Larissa 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A sum of 8 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 from AEK and 1 belonging to Larissa. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.33.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Super League match day 19 on 19/01/2020 and the score finished AEK Athens 3-0 Larissa.
The match was refereed by Aristotelis Diamantopoulos.
Team News: AEK Athens
There is just one fitness concern for the AEK Athens boss Massimo Carrera to contend with due to a largely intact group. Damian Szymanski (Achilles tendon problems) misses out.
Team News: Larissa
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, Larissa boss Michalis Grigoriou has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
It must be said that Larissa will have to play really well and surprise a few people to get a single goal against a AEK Athens outfit who will most probably dominate this match completely.
We’re going with a very commanding 4-0 thrashing (at least) for AEK Athens when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympic Stadium of Athens (69,618)
Captain: Petros Mantalos
Chairman: Evangelos Aslanidis
Manager: Massimo Carrera
Competitions: Super League position 4, Europa League (Group G), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Karim Ansarifard
Generally playing in the Striker position, Karim Ansarifard was born in Ardabil, Iran. After having made a senior debut playing for Saipa in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.