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Apollon Smyrni visit Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium on Saturday for the Super League clash with home side Panathinaikos.
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Panathinaikos will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-4 Super League defeat last time out to Olympiacos.
In that game, Panathinaikos had 50% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Panathinaikos was Maurício (53'). At the other end, Olympiacos had 12 shots at goal with 8 on target. Giorgos Masouras (7', 12') and Youssef El-Arabi (38', 72') scored for Olympiacos.
Panathinaikos have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 versus opponents over the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, Panathinaikos have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 8. We will have to see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Apollon Smyrni will go into this clash following on from a 0-2 Super League win in the defeat of PAS Giannina in their last game.
In that game, Apollon Smyrni managed 50% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Apollon Smyrni, the goalscorers were Fernández (31') and Abiola Dauda (57'). At the other end, PAS Giannina got 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For 6 of the prior six games featuring Apollon Smyrni, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period works out to a mere 1, with the average goals for Light Bridgade standing at 0.5.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 17/09/2017 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Apollon Smyrni. They’ve not managed to get any wins at all while Panathinaikos have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 83% of those matches.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 11 from To Trifylli and 2 created by Light Bridgade. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league match featuring these sides was Super League match day 15 on 06/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Apollon Smyrni 0-1 Panathinaikos.
On that day, Apollon Smyrni had 57% possession and 8 shots on goal with 6 on target.
On the other side, Panathinaikos had 3 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Fotis Ioannidis (20') scored.
The referee was Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen.
Team News: Panathinaikos
The Panathinaikos boss Ivan Jovanović has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Apollon Smyrni
Due to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the Apollon Smyrni manager Giannis Petrakis has zero fitness worries to report before this match.
In this match, Apollon Smyrni will do really well to be scoring even one goal against a Panathinaikos lineup who should control this match, should everything go as we’re expecting.
We are anticipating a very comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline for Panathinaikos at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium (16,003)
Captain: Dimitris Kourbelis
Chairman: Manos Mavrokoukoulakis
Manager: Ivan Jovanović