Panathinaikos journey to Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium on Wednesday for the Super League tie with home team Aris FC.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Aris FC v Panathinaikos can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Aris FC will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Super League success over OFI Crete.
In that match, Aris FC had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Aris FC was Giannis Fetfatzidis (14'). OFI Crete had 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
It’s not been often in recent times that Aris FC have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Theos tou polemou have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 14 goals during that time.
Analysis of their past results shows that Aris FC:
- have not won against Panathinaikos in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Since a losing effort in their last game against AEK Athens in Super League competition, Panathinaikos will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Panathinaikos had 49% possession and 8 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Panathinaikos was Dimitris Kourbelis (16'). AEK Athens got 9 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Dmytro Chygrynskiy (8'), Nélson Oliveira (43') and Daniele Verde (90') scored for AEK Athens.
It is worth noting that Panathinaikos have suffered from a shortage of goals in their past 6 games, netting the poor return of only 3. In those matches, To Trifylli have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 6. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, of course.
Their prior results show that Panathinaikos:
- have not registered a win against Aris FC in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 6 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 08/03/2014 tells us that Aris FC have won 1 of these games and Panathinaikos 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them for Theos tou polemou and 9 being from To Trifylli. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
Team News: Aris FC
Aris FC boss Michael Oenning has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Panathinaikos
PAO manager Giorgos Donis has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Dominik Nagy (Unknown Injury) and Ilias Chatzitheodoridis (Ruptured ligaments) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In our view, Aris FC may find it difficult to hit the back of the net against this Panathinaikos team who we reckon will end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a narrow 0-1 win for Panathinaikos at the end of the match.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kleanthis Vikelides Stadium (20,000)
Captain: Georgios Delizisis
Chairman: Theodoros Karipidis
Manager: Michael Oenning
Competitions: Super League position 5
⭐ Star Player: Bruno Gama
Typically deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Bruno Gama was born in Vila Verde, Portugal. Having played his first senior match for SC Braga in the 2003 - 2004 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 12 league goals in this Super League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 32 appearances.