Karaiskakis vs Apollon Pontou
Giorgos Karaiskakis will host Apollon Pontou in a game from the Greek Super League 2.
12 teams are in this division and I already mentioned in one of my picks during October that the last two teams Apollon Pontou and Kerkyra have financial problems- Pontou was suspended with 6 points, while Kerkyra with 3 points. It’s looking like these two teams are the main candidates for relegation, but we will see the season is just in the beginning as the league was suspended for 3 weeks after failing to reach an agreement about the money with the main broadcaster ERT.
Karaiskakis is not amongst the very best in this league- they started with an away win against Doxa(2:3) and a home win(2:0) against one of the strongest sides Apollon Larisa, but after that they got 2 draws at home and 2 losses as visitors. They are 9th as a place in the table, but only 6 points behind the leaders, so that’s not so important for me right now. They have no matches against an opponent like Pontou so far and have to use that to get the max points at home.
Apollon Pontou is much weaker in comparison with the last season. They had big problems in the league as only Kerkyra is on their level. It’s not so strange they got a home win 1:0 against them during the last round, but before that, they recorded 5 losses in a row with 0:14 goal difference. Two of the defeats were as visitors to the very best in the league so far- Apollon Smyrni(4:0) and PAS Giannina(3:0).
Giorgos Karaiskakis has to use such kind of home matches against a depleted team like Pontou to get all the points. It’s likely to happen even with more than a goal difference, so my pick is -1.5 AH for the hosts. 2.40 is in Pinnacle, while in bet365, it has only -1AH, the alternative handicap where you can find -1.5 AH will be available at the beginning of the game. You can try -1AH if you want to play safer at 1.70, but I will go with the bigger odds. Chatzistravos is the main player to watch in the home side as he scored most of the goals for Karaiskakis during the season.
Karaiskakis vs Apollon Pontou prediction
1 (-1.5AH)Odds: 2.40 at Pinnacle
Result: 2-1 LOST (-8 units)
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