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The Super League tie at Georgios Kamaras Stadium on Saturday sees home side Apollon Smyrni up against opponents in OFI Crete.
All Apollon Smyrni v OFI Crete match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Apollon Smyrni will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-0 Super League loss in their previous game against Volos.
In that game, Apollon Smyrni had 54% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. At the other end, Volos had 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Anastasios Douvikas (34') and Daan Rienstra (52') scored for Volos.
It has not been often in recent times that Apollon Smyrni haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Light Bridgade have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals during that time. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Coming into this meeting, Apollon Smyrni have not lost a league tie with OFI Crete in their previous 3 games.
After being beaten in their last game against PAS Giannina in Super League competition, OFI Crete and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, OFI Crete managed 44% possession and 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. PAS Giannina had 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Giorgos Pamlidis (4') scored for PAS Giannina.
Looking at their form, and OFI Crete have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 11 goals overall. In defence, Omilos seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Heading into this fixture, OFI Crete are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
The last league fixture between the two was Super League match day 11 on 06/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of OFI Crete 0-2 Apollon Smyrni.
On that occasion, OFI Crete had 63% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
Apollon Smyrni got 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Fatjon Andoni (3') and Abiola Dauda (70') scored.
The match was refereed by Anastasios Sidiropoulos.
Team News: Apollon Smyrni
Apollon Smyrni manager Georgios Paraschos will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: OFI Crete
OFI Crete manager Georgios Simos has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ricardo Vaz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Adil Nabi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
We’ve got the feeling that OFI Crete are certainly able to put one past this Apollon Smyrni side, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re expecting a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Apollon Smyrni by the conclusion of the game. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Georgios Kamaras Stadium (14,200)
Captain: Thomás Jaguaribe Bedinelli
Chairman: Ioannis Paxivanakis
Manager: Georgios Paraschos
Competitions: Super League position 10
⭐ Key Player: Fatjon Andoni
Mostly taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Fatjon Andoni was born in Athens, Greece. Having made a first senior appearance for Larissa in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 18 appearances.