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Panetolikos visit Alcazar Stadium on Sunday for the Super League game with home side Larissa.
All Larissa v Panetolikos match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Larissa will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-1 Super League defeat last time out to Lamia.
In that game, Larissa managed 52% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Lamia had 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Bachana Arabuli (41') scored for Lamia.
It has been seldom in recent times where Larissa have shown defensive steel. In fact, Larissa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 8 goals during that time.
Going into this contest, Larissa have not emerged victorious against Panetolikos in their previous 5 league matches.
Panetolikos go into this clash following a 1-0 Super League win versus Panathinaikos in their last fixture.
In that game, Panetolikos had 29% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Panetolikos was Delvin N'Dinga (6'). For their opponents, Panathinaikos had 7 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The forward players for Panetolikos have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six clashes, netting the poor return of just 3. In those fixtures, The Canaries have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 8. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward here, however.
Heading into this contest, Panetolikos haven’t won away from home in the past 11 league matches. It's not a good run at all.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/09/2018 shows us that Larissa have won 1 of these games & Panetolikos 2, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Larissa and 11 netted by The Canaries. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Super League match day 11 on 07/12/2020 when it ended Panetolikos 2-1 Larissa.
On that occasion, Panetolikos managed 60% possession and 4 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nikos Vergos (16', 87').
At the other end, Larissa got 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Hamza Younés (96') scored.
The match was refereed by Praxiteles Zachariadis.
Team News: Larissa
Larissa boss Gianluca Festa will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Panetolikos
Panetolikos boss Traianos Dellas has some current player fitness concerns. Georgios Liavas (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Christopher Knett (Burns) will not be playing here.
We’re of the view that Panetolikos have it in them to score a goal against this Larissa side, but that realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Larissa at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Alcazar Stadium (13,108)
Captain: Radomir Milosavljević
Chairman: Alexis Kougias
Manager: Gianluca Festa
Competitions: Super League position 14
🔑 Star Man: Dimitris Pinakas
Typically played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dimitris Pinakas was born in Greece. Having made his senior debut playing for Larissa in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 18 appearances.