Volos vs AEK
Date: Thursday, 20 December 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Dimotiko Stadio Neapolis Volou (Volos).
Volos host AEK in the last game of the Greek Cup round-robin phase on Thursday afternoon at Dimitriko Stadio Neapolis Volou.
The visitors have already secured progress to the knockout phase after winning both of their ties against Lamia and Apollon Larissa. The hosts are almost there as well as a true miracle should happen for them to slip down from the second place in Group 2.
Volos took four points from opening two games against Lamia (1-1 draw) and Apollon Larissa (5-1 win). They are three points clear off Lamia in third and only a demolishing defeat here paired with Lamia’s comprehensive victory over rock-bottomed Apollon would end Volos’ cup campaign before the knockout stage.
It is very hard to see such scenario coming given home team’s splendid run on form over the past couple of weeks. The Spanish manager Juan Ferrando is doing an amazing job with this team as Volos won 7, drew 1 and lost 1 of 9 games in the second division of Greek football. They hold the very top of the standings there after nine rounds and they will come into this off the back of four consecutive league wins.
Volos vs AEK: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to tackle each other in the past.
Volos vs AEK: Prediction
AEK sit 4th after 14 rounds in Greek Super League. Title hopes are already gone with PAOK being as many as 14 points away at the very top of the standings. Enosis disappointed on Sunday when they could not break the deadlock past bottom-half Larissa side in a goalless draw in the previous round of Super League.
The visitors failed to find the back of the net in last two games (including the Champions League 1-0 loss at Benfica). They will be up against a stern defensive line of Volos’ here. Even though the hosts play a lower division football, we expect them to be a tough nut to crack for AEK. The value is definitely with the Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.00 odds.
Volos vs AEK: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
Draw at the half time @ 2.30 (13/10).