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Ionikos host guests Apollon Smyrni at Neapoli Stadium in the Super League tie on Sunday.
Our Ionikos v Apollon Smyrni predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Ionikos will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-0 Super League loss in their previous game against PAS Giannina.
In that game, Ionikos had 52% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, PAS Giannina had 9 shots on goal with 5 on target. Juan José Perea (51') scored for PAS Giannina.
It has been seldom in recent games where Ionikos have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Ionikos have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals on the way.
In their previous fixture, Apollon Smyrni drew 0-0 in the Super League match with Olympiacos.
In that game, Apollon Smyrni managed 30% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Olympiacos got 18 attempts on goal with 14 on target.
It has become apparent that Apollon Smyrni have made hard work of scoring goals over their previous six games, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those matches, Light Bridgade have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 11. Historical results aside, time will tell whether such a trend shall be sustained here in this game.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Super League match day 4 on 27/09/2021 and the score finished Apollon Smyrni 0-0 Ionikos.
On that day, Apollon Smyrni managed 47% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Ionikos had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Angelos Evangelou.
Team News: Ionikos
There is just the sole fitness concern for the Ionikos boss Dimitrios Spanos to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Theodosis Macheras (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out. Jerson Cabral is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Apollon Smyrni
With a fully healthy group available for selection, the Apollon Smyrni boss Gianluca Festa doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
In this game, Apollon Smyrni have enough to put a goal past this Ionikos outfit, but it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a 2-1 win for Ionikos when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Neapoli Stadium (6,000)
Captain: Alaixys Romao
Chairman: Thodoris Tsirigotis
Manager: Dimitrios Spanos
Competitions: Super League position 11
⭐ Key Man: Thuram
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Thuram was born in Cairu, Brazil. After making a first senior appearance for Kerkyra in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 11 appearances.