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The Super League meeting at Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium on Friday will see home team OFI Crete go into battle with Volos.
View all OFI Crete v Volos tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as the best betting odds.
OFI Crete will play in this match following a 1-1 Super League tied result vs PAS Giannina.
In that match, OFI Crete had 43% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for OFI Crete was Nikos Marinakis (1'). On the other side, PAS Giannina had 16 shots on goal with 6 on target. Rodrigo Erramuspe (86') was the scorer for PAS Giannina.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where OFI Crete have taken part. Breaking down the goal distribution from that period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 and OFI Crete totted up 5. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether that trend might be sustained here in this game.
After tasting defeat last time out to Aris FC in Super League competition, Volos and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Volos had 45% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Aris FC got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Loren Morón (60') and Vladimír Darida (75') scored for Aris FC.
The numbers tell their own story, and Volos have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. In defence, Volos seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Taking a look at their past results, Volos:
- have not emerged victorious against OFI Crete when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 10 league matches. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 20/03/2021 shows that OFI Crete have won 3 of them and Volos 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Omilos and 6 created by Volos. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Super League match day 16 on 03/01/2023 and the score finished OFI Crete 0-0 Volos.
That day, OFI Crete had 59% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
For their opponents, Volos had 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Angelos Evangelou.
Team News: OFI Crete
It seems likely that Omilos look set to use a 4-4-2 system in the match, beginning the first half with Noam Baumann, Nikos Marinakis, T. Pasalidis, Andreas Karo, G. Thorarinsson, Dan Leon Glazer, Miguel Mellado, Luis Gallegos, Leroy Abanda, Harold Mosquera and Nouha Dicko.
Team News: Volos
We believe Volos appear most likely to make use of a 3-5-2 formation using Ivan Kostic, A. Kalogeropoulos, Nikolai Alho, Christos Sielis, Fotis Kitsos, Maximiliano Comba, Anastasios Tsokanis, Jean Barrientos, Antonio Luna, Milos Deletic and Juan Manuel Garcia.
In this match, Volos have the firepower to breach the defence of this OFI Crete side, although that possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for OFI Crete when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium (9,088)
Captain: Praxitelis Vouros
Chairman: Michael Bousis
Manager: Valdas Dambrauskas
Competitions: Super League position 7
🔑 Star Player: Luiz Phellype
Normally played in the Striker position, Luiz Phellype was born in Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Standard Liège in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Super League 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 11 appearances.