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Apollon Smyrni will visit Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium on Wednesday for the Super League clash with home side Asteras Tripolis.
Our Asteras Tripolis v Apollon Smyrni predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Asteras Tripolis go into this match following a 2-2 Super League tied result against Lamia.
In that game, Asteras Tripolis managed 58% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Asteras Tripolis, goals were scored by Jerónimo Barrales (41') and Adrián Riera (79'). Lamia got 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Miloš Deletić (56') and Nikos Tsoukalos (69') scored for Lamia.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Asteras Tripolis have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Yellow-Blue have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals on the way. We will see if that trend can be sustained here.
In the game prior to this, Apollon Smyrni drew 2-2 in the Super League match with Atromitos.
In that match, Apollon Smyrni managed 37% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Apollon Smyrni, the goalscorers were Fatjon Andoni (4') and Nikos Ioannidis (47'). On the other side, Atromitos got 11 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Georgios Manousos (37', 72') scored for Atromitos.
The stats don’t lie, and Apollon Smyrni have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Light Bridgade have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this contest, Apollon Smyrni haven’t won away from home in the past 8 league games. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs going back to 01/09/2013 reveals that these encounters have been pretty painful for Apollon Smyrni. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas Asteras Tripolis have been too good for them, getting wins in 100% of those ties.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 13 for The Yellow-Blue and 3 for Light Bridgade. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Super League match day 19 on 03/02/2019 when it finished Apollon Smyrni 0-2 Asteras Tripolis.
The referee was Georgios Tzovaras.
Team News: Asteras Tripolis
Asteras Tripolis boss Milan Rastavac doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Apollon Smyrni
With a fully healthy group available to choose from, Apollon Smyrni manager Georgios Paraschos has zero fitness worries to report before this clash.
We envisage that Asteras Tripolis are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, Apollon Smyrni will not find it easy to break down their defence although we do think that they will probably end up hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 winning margin for Asteras Tripolis when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium (7,742)
Captain: Walter Iglesias
Chairman: Giannis Kaimenakis
Manager: Milan Rastavac
Competitions: Super League position 7
⭐ Star Man: Adrián Riera
Customarily playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Adrián Riera was born in Murcia, Spain. Having played his first senior match for Asteras Tripolis in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.