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OFI Crete are going up against visiting side PAOK at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium in the Super League fixture on Saturday.
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OFI Crete will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Super League loss in their previous game against Olympiacos.
In that game, OFI Crete had 45% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for OFI Crete was Vajebah Sakor (45'). Olympiacos got 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Georgios Simos's OFI Crete have scored 6 times over their preceding 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that they have conceded in those same games is 10.
Taking a look at their past results, OFI Crete:
- are winless against PAOK in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against AEK Athens in Super League action, PAOK and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, PAOK managed 53% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, AEK Athens had 7 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Dmytro Chygrynskiy (42') and Marko Livaja (81') scored for AEK Athens.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring PAOK, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell comes to a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for Dikefalos tou Vorra equalling 1.
Looking at their past form shows that PAOK:
- haven't been defeated by OFI Crete in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 04/02/2015 shows that OFI Crete have won 1 of these games and PAOK 5, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Omilos and 16 coming from Dikefalos tou Vorra. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league match featuring these sides was Super League match day 3 on 20/06/2020 when it ended PAOK 3-1 OFI Crete.
In that match, PAOK managed 59% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Christos Tzolis (58'), Chuba Akpom (91') and Omar El Kaddouri (100').
For their opponents, OFI Crete had 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Juan Neira (49') scored.
The referee was Fotios Fotiadis.
Team News: OFI Crete
Felipe Souza Ferreyra (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kosmas Tsilianidis (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for OFI Crete boss Georgios Simos.
Team News: PAOK
PAOK manager Abel Ferreira has not got a full squad to pick from. Pontus Wernbloom (Achilles tendon problems) and José Crespo (Hamstring Injury) will not be playing here.
PAOK will most probably get amongst the goals when they meet OFI Crete, who could well struggle scoring a goal of their own.
Our selection here is for a controlled 0-2 winning margin for PAOK when the full-time whistle blows.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Anestis Nastos
Chairman: Michael Bousis
Manager: Georgios Simos
Competitions: Super League position 6
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