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The Super League game at Toumba Stadium on Friday will see home team PAOK go into battle with Larissa.
Our PAOK v Larissa predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
PAOK will be looking for a repeat result of a 3-1 UCL Qualifiers triumph over Beşiktaş.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the PAOK backline. Dikefalos tou Vorra have been stingy, resulting in the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their last six matches standing at 3. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
In their previous fixture, Larissa drew 0-0 in the Super League tie with Skoda Xanthi.
In that match, Larissa managed 47% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Skoda Xanthi got 3 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The attacking players from Larissa have struggled for goals over their previous 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those matches, Larissa have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 7.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results stretching back to 30/09/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Larissa. They’ve not managed to get any victories whatsoever while PAOK have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 for Dikefalos tou Vorra and 4 for Larissa. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Super League match day 24 on 15/02/2020 when the final score was Larissa 1-2 PAOK.
On that day, Larissa had 34% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Theocharis Iliadis (67').
At the other end, PAOK got 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Dimitris Limnios (14') and Douglas (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Srđan Jovanović.
Team News: PAOK
Douglas Augusto (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Rodrigo (Muscle Injury) and Josip Misic (Knee Cyst) will not be able to play for PAOK gaffer Abel Ferreira.
Team News: Larissa
Thanks to a mainly healthy group of players, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Larissa gaffer Michalis Grigoriou to be concerned about. Marko Nunic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
PAOK are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the other end, Larissa will not find it easy to break down their defence but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be hitting back at some stage.
We’re tipping a 3-1 winning score for PAOK when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Toumba Stadium (29,000)
Captain: Adelino Vieirinha
Chairman: Ivan Savvidis
Competitions: Champ Lge Qual. (3rd Qual)