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OFI Crete play host to guests Panetolikos at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium in the Super League match on Saturday.
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OFI Crete prepare for this game following on from a 0-0 Super League drawn result vs Panetolikos.
It’s been seldom in recent games where OFI Crete haven’t conceded. The facts show that OFI Crete have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals along the way.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Yannis Anastasiou's Panetolikos have fired home 5 times - earning them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 22/12/2019 shows us that OFI Crete have won 1 of these and Panetolikos 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 of them for Omilos and 12 for The Canaries. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league fixture between the two was Super League match day 19 on 22/01/2022 which finished with the scoreline of OFI Crete 2-4 Panetolikos.
That day, OFI Crete had 60% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Their only player to score was Juan Neira (43', 66').
Panetolikos had 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Javier Mendoza (8'), Derek Cornelius (45'), Nikos Karelis (53') and Nikos Vergos (92') scored.
The referee was Anastasios Sidiropoulos.
Team News: OFI Crete
The OFI Crete manager Nikos Nioplias will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all before this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
It’s our opinion that Omilos should go for a 4-1-4-1 formation for this one, handing starts to Devis Epassy, Nikos Marinakis, Apostolos Diamantis, Praxitelis Vouros, K. Balogiannis, Miguel Mellado, Kosmas Tsilianidis, Giannis Bouzoukis, Juan Angel Neira, Lazaros Lamprou and Luiz Phellype.
Team News: Panetolikos
In an otherwise available group, there is just the sole fitness worry for the Panetolikos gaffer Yannis Anastasiou to be concerned with. Alexandros Malis (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing here.
We believe The Canaries might make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Giannis Anestis, K. Apostolakis, Jacob Une Larsson, Derek Cornelius, Elias Pereyra, Deybi Flores, Fabien Antunes, Frederico Duarte, Javier Mendoza, Jonathan Morsay and Nikolaos Vergos.
We’re of the opinion that Panetolikos have the capability to get a goal against this OFI Crete side, however that probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for OFI Crete after the 90. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Nikos Korovesis
Chairman: Michael Bousis
Manager: Nikos Nioplias
Competitions: Super League position 7
⭐ Key Man: Juan Neira
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Juan Neira was born in La Plata, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Gimna ' Plata in the 2006 - 2007 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.