Heerenveen vs Panathinaikos
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).
Heerenveen have finished their Eredivisie campaign in the mid-table but we’ve seen them pick it up through the pre-season, as they host Panathinaikos for their friendly clash on Saturday hoping to build on the four-game unbeaten streak seen since late June.
De Superfriezen have convincingly beaten both Balk and Drachtster Boys in late June and built on the success with draws against Borussia M’gladbach and Twente, where they netted a total of 16 goals.
Jan Olde Riekerink has enjoyed an attacking approach to their fixtures and we expect nothing else at Abe Lenstra Stadion on the day – which does promise an exciting contest and great challenge for the Greek rivals.
Panathinaikos have seen an underwhelming campaign in Super League last term and they’ll have to do a lot better if they’re to turn it around in 2018/19.
However, they haven’t started the best way possible and they’ve seen their third loss in a row as they opened their pre-season with a clash against AZ. They’ve struggled to score goals and could have troubles coping with the home side here.
Heerenveen vs Panathinaikos: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever, as they haven’t had a chance to meet before.
Both sides have finished the last term in the mid-table, hoping to pick it up over the summer.
Heerenveen look to be in better shape at this point and have the advantage of home ground.
Heerenveen vs Panathinaikos: Prediction
We’ll back Heerenveen to capitalize on such circumstances and bag an important win, connecting their third win in a row. They’ve impressed in the attacking third and we do feel they have what it takes to outgun Panathinaikos at this point.
De Superfriezen could have to do just that and we’ll now go for a high-scoring clash, where Over 2.5 goals FT looks a great way to go about the market and comes.
Both sides have been regularly conceding goals lately and we don’t feel we’ll see either of them shut down all approaches to their goal.
Heerenveen vs Panathinaikos: Bet Tips
Heerenveen to win
Over 2.5 goals FT.