Ergotelis vs Asteras Tripolis (By: Miyagi)
Quarter Finals. First Leg.
Asteras ended their losing streak with a win against Ap.Smyrnis on the road (0-2) in their last game. Things have not gone their way in the league where they find themselves in the bottom half of the table and although they won't get in trouble, still it seems impossible that they will get anywhere close to the top 4 spots and qualify for Europe, which was among their goals for the season.
They still have a good chance to get the ticket through the Greek cup since they have an easy draw against second division Ergotelis and they are expected to reach the semis and for that reason, they will use the best possible lineup today.
Ergotelis has produced quite a few surprises in the Greek Cup so far as they 'stole' the second place in the group stage from Aris and then went on to eliminate their local rivals OFI in the previous round.
No important absentees for any of those teams.
Ergotelis has scored in every home game for the Cup and did so against stronger teams (Paok, Aris, OFI) so it won't come as a big surprise if they manage to score a goal today but still the difference between those teams is quite big and the hosts do not have the element of surprise anymore as Asteras is well aware of the dangers of this game. I expect the visitors to get the job done today and score at least twice, as they did in 4 of their last 5 meetings with Ergotelis back when the team from Crete was playing in the top division.
Ergotelis vs Asteras Tripolis predictions
|Asteras Tripolis Over 1,5 (Team Total Goals)||Bet365||2.62||8||0-1 LOST (-8 units)|
Ergotelis vs Asteras Tripolis betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).