Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
The Super League meeting at Panetolikos Stadium on Saturday sees home side Panetolikos go into battle with AEK Athens.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Panetolikos v AEK Athens, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Panetolikos fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 Super League triumph over OFI Crete.
In that game, Panetolikos had 29% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Panetolikos, the scorers were Nikos Karelis (14') and Dimitris Kolovos (76'). At the other end, OFI Crete had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Konstantinos Balogiannis (42') scored for OFI Crete.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Panetolikos have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Panetolikos have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals in the process. We will see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this encounter, Panetolikos haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Panathinaikos in Super League competition, AEK Athens will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, AEK Athens had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for AEK Athens was Orbelín Pineda (36'). At the other end, Panathinaikos had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Aitor Cantalapiedra (43') and Andraž Šporar (45') scored for Panathinaikos.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Matías Almeyda's AEK Athens have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 10 times - earning them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Heading into this fixture, AEK Athens have not been beaten by Panetolikos in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 21/09/2019 shows that Panetolikos have won 1 of these games and AEK Athens 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 for The Canaries and 11 being from AEK. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league contest between these sides was Super League match day 18 on 16/01/2022 when it finished AEK Athens 1-2 Panetolikos.
That time, AEK Athens had 55% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Karim Ansarifard (44').
At the other end, Panetolikos had 2 shots on goal with 2 on target. Nikos Karelis (79') and Javier Mendoza (84') scored.
The referee was Andreas Gamaris.
Team News: Panetolikos
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Panetolikos boss Giannis Anastasiou to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Alexandros Malis (Achilles tendon rupture) misses out.
Team News: AEK Athens
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the AEK Athens manager Matías Almeyda does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
We think that Panetolikos may well find it hard to find the net against this AEK Athens outfit who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 0-1 victory for AEK Athens at the end of the match.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.