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OFI Crete take on visiting rivals PAS Giannina at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium in the Super League tie on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for OFI Crete v PAS Giannina are shown below including the latest game odds.
OFI Crete enter this match following a 0-0 Super League drawn result vs PAS Giannina.
It’s been seldom in recent times where OFI Crete have shown defensive steel. In fact, OFI Crete have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals in the process. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Looking at their past form shows that OFI Crete:
- have not been beaten in the league by PAS Giannina in their previous 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Iraxlis Metaxas's PAS Giannina have found the net a total of 6 times thus giving them a goals per game average of 1.
Going into this encounter, PAS Giannina haven't won against OFI Crete when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 01/12/2018 tells us that OFI Crete have won 3 of these & PAS Giannina 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 from Omilos and 5 belonging to Ajax of Epirus. The average goals per game has been 2.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Super League match day 4 on 27/09/2021 which ended up with the score at PAS Giannina 1-1 OFI Crete.
On that occasion, PAS Giannina managed 52% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Nicolae Milinceanu (22').
At the other end, OFI Crete had 7 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Juan Neira (12') was the scorer.
The referee was Angelos Angelakis.
Team News: OFI Crete
The OFI Crete boss Nikos Nioplias will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a completely healthy group available to choose from. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Miguel Mellado and Nikolaos Marinakis.
Team News: PAS Giannina
PAS Giannina boss Iraxlis Metaxas has multiple availability issues to deal with. Antonis Ikonomopoulos (Shoulder Injury) and Pedro Conde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered. Michael Gardawski cannot play in this game through suspension.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that PAS Giannina will need things to go their way to see themselves scoring against this OFI Crete side who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’ve gone for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for OFI Crete when the referee blows for full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Nikos Korovesis
Chairman: Michael Bousis
Manager: Nikos Nioplias
Competitions: Super League position 6
⭐ Star Man: Fiorin Durmishaj
Mostly played in the Striker position, Fiorin Durmishaj was born in Vlorë, Albania. Having played his first senior match for Panionios in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.