PAOK vs Panathinaikos
Greece – Super League
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK
Venue: Stadio Toumbas (Thessaloniki).
Panathinaikos have been in fine form since early in the new season and they travel to PAOK sitting six points behind the Super League table-toppers only for their -6 penalty taken ahead of the campaign by the Greek FA over debts to former player Jens Wemmer.
Greens have bagged six wins and a draw at Asteras Tripolis, showing off as a very tough side to score against and sitting just outside the league’s top 4, despite starting off in the red zone. They’ve beaten Panionios with a single goal from Ilias Chatzitheodoridis and this was their third consecutive game in October to see two or fewer goals, which promises another solid challenge here!
PAOK have been just as convincing in Super League early on and they top the table with a four-game winning streak from late September, including wins over Olympiakos Piraeus, Apollon Smirnis, and Aris as well as BATE in Europa League. However, they’ve seen the streak ended in a comfortable 0-2 loss to Vidi, which will be worrying and puts Rzvan Lucescu in a situation where he has to look for a way to bounce back.
PAOK vs Panathinaikos: Head-to-head
- PAOK have bagged four wins in the sides’ last five head-to-head clashes.
- Two-Headed Eagle have earned two comfortable wins last term, scoring seven goals and conceding none along the way.
- Panathinaikos hope to now prove more of a challenge and earn only their fourth win in 13 matchups.
PAOK vs Panathinaikos: Prediction
We’ll now back Panathinaikos to build on their fine form early in the new season and snatch a Draw at PAOK, which comes at 4.00. We have seen PAOK slip up against Vidi and we don’t see them bouncing back quickly, which could prove costly against the fierce rivals now.
We have gotten used to thriller contests in the scorching atmosphere at Stadio Toumbas, which also promises goals on the day. With that in mind, we’ll now also go for a YES on Both teams to score at 2.25 in hope for the sides’ to share the spoils this time around!
PAOK vs Panathinaikos: Bet Tips
Draw @ 4.00 (3/1)
Both teams to score YES @ 2.30 (13/10).