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Apollon Smyrni visit Zosimades Stadium on Saturday for the Super League tie with hosts PAS Giannina.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for PAS Giannina v Apollon Smyrni are shown below (including the best match odds).
PAS Giannina will be hoping for a better result after a 0-1 Super League loss in their previous game against Panetolikos.
In that game, PAS Giannina had 61% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Panetolikos had 5 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Hélder Barbosa (20') was the scorer for Panetolikos.
In their preceding six games, Argirios Giannikis's PAS Giannina have hit the target 5 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
Coming into this meeting, PAS Giannina haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
In their previous fixture, Apollon Smyrni drew 0-0 in the Super League match with Volos.
In that match, Apollon Smyrni managed 40% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Volos got 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The forward players for Apollon Smyrni have had real problems scoring goals in their past six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, Light Bridgade have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 4.
Heading into this contest, Apollon Smyrni haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 05/11/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with PAS Giannina winning 3 of those games, Apollon Smyrni 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 of them for Ajax of Epirus and 10 belonging to Light Bridgade. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Super League match day 14 on 03/01/2021 which ended up with the score at PAS Giannina 1-3 Apollon Smyrni.
In that game, PAS Giannina had 59% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
On the other side, Apollon Smyrni had 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Christos Lisgaras (7' Own goal), Fatjon Andoni (43'), Nikos Ioannidis (72') and Sotiris Tsiloulis (83') scored.
The referee was Stefanos Koubarakis.
Team News: PAS Giannina
PAS Giannina boss Argirios Giannikis will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Apollon Smyrni
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Apollon Smyrni manager Makis Chavos doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Apollon Smyrni would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this PAS Giannina side, although it might not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 win for PAS Giannina by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Zosimades Stadium (7,652)
Captain: Stefanos Siontis
Chairman: Giorgos Christovasilis
Manager: Argirios Giannikis
Competitions: Super League position 8
🔑 Key Player: Giorgos Pamlidis
Normally playing in the Striker position, Giorgos Pamlidis was born in Greece. Having played his first senior match for Ergotelis in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 31 appearances.