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The Super League tie at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium on Sunday sees home side OFI Crete playing against PAOK.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for OFI Crete v PAOK can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
OFI Crete enter this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Super League drawn game vs Atromitos.
In that match, OFI Crete managed 52% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. At the other end, Atromitos got 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
OFI Crete have really struggled up front in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opponents during their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, Omilos have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 7. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see whether such a trend will be sustained in this next match or not.
Ahead of this meeting, OFI Crete haven't won against PAOK in their previous 7 league games.
In their last fixture, PAOK drew 1-1 in the Super League match with Olympiacos.
In that game, PAOK had 44% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for PAOK was Sverrir Ingason (51'). For their opponents, Olympiacos had 6 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Ousseynou Ba (77') was the scorer for Olympiacos.
The stats tell the story, and PAOK have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Dikefalos tou Vorra have seen their frailties exposed.
Their prior results show that PAOK:
- are undefeated by OFI Crete when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 27/01/2019 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to OFI Crete. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while PAOK have just been stronger than them, beating them in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 of them from Omilos and 17 coming from Dikefalos tou Vorra. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Super League match day 4 on 04/10/2020 when it finished PAOK 3-0 OFI Crete.
In that game, PAOK had 51% possession and 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Omar El Kaddouri (8') and Karol Świderski (89', 92').
On the other side, OFI Crete had 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Georgios Tzovaras.
Team News: OFI Crete
Ricardo Vaz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Adil Nabi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for OFI Crete manager Georgios Simos.
Team News: PAOK
PAOK manager Pablo García has multiple availability issues to deal with. Enea Mihaj (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Moussa Wagué (Knee Injury) will miss out on this game.
In this match, OFI Crete have enough to find the back of the net against this PAOK outfit, however a single goal is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-2 winning score for PAOK at full-time. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Nikos Korovesis
Chairman: Michael Bousis
Manager: Georgios Simos
Competitions: Super League position 7
🔑 Key Player: Sardinero
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sardinero was born in Madrid, Spain. Having made his senior debut playing for Getafe in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Super League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 14 appearances.