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The Super League fixture at Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium on Saturday sees hosts Asteras Tripolis playing against opponents PAOK.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Asteras Tripolis v PAOK are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Asteras Tripolis prepare for this game following on from a 2-2 Super League draw vs AEK Athens.
In that game, Asteras Tripolis managed 40% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Asteras Tripolis, goals were scored by Luis Fernández (16') and Dani Suárez (18'). On the other side, AEK Athens got 11 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Damian Szymański (40', 68') was the scorer for AEK Athens.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that huge efforts have been put in by the Asteras Tripolis backline. The Yellow-Blue have kept it tight, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six outings standing at 3. Even so, time will tell if such a trend will persist in this next game.
Pre-game facts show that Asteras Tripolis:
- have not beaten PAOK in their last 5 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
PAOK will go into this meeting after a 4-0 Super League win as they beat Lamia in their most recent fixture.
In that game, PAOK managed 75% possession and 17 shots at goal with 10 on target. For PAOK, the goalscorers were Baba Rahman (18'), Christos Tzolis (48'), Amr Warda (52') and Andrija Živković (66'). At the other end, Lamia got 1 shots at goal with 0 on target.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving PAOK, three or more goals have been struck. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is 3.67, with the average number of goals for PAOK standing at 2.5.
Going into this encounter, PAOK haven't been beaten by Asteras Tripolis when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 04/03/2018 shows that Asteras Tripolis have won 1 of them and PAOK 5, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
In all, 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from The Yellow-Blue and 13 created by Dikefalos tou Vorra. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Super League match day 11 on 06/12/2020 which ended up with the score at PAOK 2-0 Asteras Tripolis.
In that match, PAOK managed 78% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The goalscorers were Christos Tzolis (64') and Andrija Živković (70').
For their opponents, Asteras Tripolis had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Vasilis Fotias.
Team News: Asteras Tripolis
Asteras Tripolis manager Milan Rastavac doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: PAOK
PAOK boss Pablo García has multiple availability issues to deal with. Enea Mihaj (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and José Crespo (Muscle Injury) are not able to play.
Our thinking is that Asteras Tripolis will likely be able to find the back of the net against this PAOK side, but one goal likely won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We are therefore anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for PAOK when the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium (7,742)
Captain: Walter Iglesias
Chairman: Giannis Kaimenakis
Manager: Milan Rastavac
Competitions: Super League position 6
🔑 Star Player: Luis Fernández
Mostly used in the Striker position, Luis Fernández was born in Spain. Having played his first senior match for Deportivo de La Coruña in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 14 appearances.