AEK Athens vs Panathinaikos by Marinos
PAOK 7 P.
Panathinaikos 7 P.
AEK 5 P.
Panionios 1 P.
Tonight's hosts AEK played one of the worst games in the season in their last game against Panathinaikos and they lost 3-0.
After 2 big victories (in the cup final against Olympiakos 2-1 and in the play offs against Panionios 1-0 ) lost their freshness as it was the 3rd game in less than a week and lost to their city rivals hands down .
Even though AEK went to the play offs with 2 points advantage ,they lost 2 games and now they are on the 3 rd spot of the play offs table .
they showed signs of being tired and this is natural as the big mess with the Greek football federation continues,they would love to take revenge for the humiliating defeat but this will be a very hard task for them .
AEK was pretty effective in the regular season at home (14-0-2) and with a win tonight their hopes to get the 1st place will rise dramatically as in the next game they will host PAOK.
For this game AEK will be once again without their regular coach in the bench and the assistant coach will take his place ,Arzo Amposta and Vargas will not play tonight but Barbosa and Zuculini (after a 3 month injury) will be available.
Panathinaikos played probably the best game of the season in the win over AEK ,they took completely charge of the game and took advantage of the situation that AEK was in and won the game easily 3-0.
Panathinaikos tonight will try to use the previous game as a guide and play for the victory,there is no other result for them if they wanna have realistic chances for the first spot in the the table (their last game will be against PAOK away).
Panathinaikos will be without Telander ,Pranic and lagos for this game (none of them is gonna effect the teams play).
Even though a draw does not help anyone in this match both teams will play for the win .
Both teams in their last 3/4 games had a result that both teams scored,their defenses look vulnerable and a 1-1 result looks to me very probable to happen.
The other option will be to go with both teams to score but i like better the range of 2 or 3 goals for this one .
Panathinaikos looks in better form (in their last 7 games 4-3-0,but in the last 4 away they are without a win 0-2-2 ),but AEK is playing at home and they are all out of moves (they will host PAOK after this game and play away at Panionios in the last in a very hostile environment / Panionios claims they try to steal their best player behind their backs).
AEK this season won many games at home with the score 1-0,but being tired and all i think it will pass this rang of 1 goal in this home game of theirs , both teams to score looks amazing to me (bet365 @ 2.10) but as i said i tottaly believe it will be in the range of 2 or 3 goals .
|Number Of Goals In Match , 2 or 3 Goals||Bet365||2.00||8||3-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.