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Panetolikos will arrive at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium on Saturday for the Super League clash with hosts OFI Crete.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the OFI Crete v Panetolikos match are shown here (including the best match odds).
OFI Crete will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-2 Super League loss in their previous game against Panathinaikos.
In that game, OFI Crete had 47% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. For OFI Crete, goals were scored by Figueiredo (29') and Ricardo Vaz (38'). At the other end, Panathinaikos got 6 shots on goal with 5 on target. Uffe Bech (27'), Federico Macheda (35') and Tasos Chatzigiovannis (42') scored for Panathinaikos.
It has not been often in recent games that OFI Crete have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Omilos have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 13 goals along the way. Regardless, we must now wait to see whether that trend will continue on here in this match.
Panetolikos come into this game following a 1-0 Super League win as they beat Volos in their most recent game.
In that match, Panetolikos managed 52% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Panetolikos was Frederico Duarte (31'). For their opponents, Volos had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of dependable displays from the Panetolikos defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes overall. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 23/08/2014, both clubs have shared the honours with OFI Crete winning 3 of those games, Panetolikos 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Omilos and 8 coming from The Canaries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring the two was Super League match day 16 on 22/12/2019 when the final score was Panetolikos 2-0 OFI Crete.
In that match, Panetolikos managed 42% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Frederico Duarte (78') and Admir Bajrovic (85').
OFI Crete had 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Evangelos Manouhos.
Team News: OFI Crete
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the OFI Crete gaffer Georgios Simos to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Kosmas Tsilianidis (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Panetolikos
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, Panetolikos boss Makis Chavos does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We envisage that OFI Crete will most probably fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they play Panetolikos, who may well find it hard scoring a goal of their own.
Our tip is for a 2-0 win for OFI Crete at the end of this one.