AEK Athens are going up against visiting rivals PAOK at Olympic Stadium of Athens in this Super League game on Wednesday.
View all of the AEK Athens v PAOK predictions, poll and stats below (inc. the best betting odds).
AEK Athens will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-3 Super League triumph against Panathinaikos.
In that game, AEK Athens had 51% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For AEK Athens, the goals were scored by Dmytro Chygrynskiy (8'), Nélson Oliveira (43') and Daniele Verde (90'). At the other end, Panathinaikos got 8 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Dimitris Kourbelis (16') scored for Panathinaikos.
Matches featuring AEK Athens have tended to be exciting affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of them being chalked up by Enosis.
PAOK will come into the match following a 0-1 Super League win as they beat Olympiacos in their last match.
In that game, PAOK had 64% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for PAOK was Enea Mihaj (90'). Olympiacos got 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Abel Ferreira's PAOK have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 8 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes equals 5.
Leading up to this clash, PAOK:
- have left without a victory over AEK Athens in away games against them for the last 6 league matches. Not good at all.
- have not been beaten by AEK Athens in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 11/03/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with AEK Athens winning 2 of those games, PAOK 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 from Enosis and 6 created by Dikefalos tou Vorra. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
Team News: AEK Athens
AEK Athens boss Massimo Carrera does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: PAOK
PAOK boss Abel Ferreira has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Pontus Wernbloom (Achilles tendon problems) and José Crespo (Hamstring Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
In our view, PAOK would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this AEK Athens lineup, although it is unlikely to be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 winning score for AEK Athens at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympic Stadium of Athens (69,618)
Captain: Petros Mantalos
Chairman: Evangelos Aslanidis
Manager: Massimo Carrera
Competitions: Super League position 2, Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Marko Livaja
Typically played in the Striker position, Marko Livaja was born in Split, Croatia. Having made a first senior appearance for Cesena in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 9 league goals in this Super League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.