Atromitos vs Aris by Isaiah
Atromitos is in very good mood recently although they were disqualified from Europa League against AZ Alkmaar. To the Greek Super League they started with a home draw against Ergotelis (2:2) in a game where they faced some defensive weaknesses, but to the next game away to Olympiakos they played quite good although they lost 2:1. With a little bit more luck they could go away with the draw.
To the Europa League qualifiers they were eliminated from AZ Alkmaar, although they totally conquered the second game in Holland and won 0:2, losing big chances for the third goal. Surely a very unfair disqualification for Atromitos as they were really better than AZ Alkmaar, lost a penalty and had two shots to the bar. Anyway, despite the fatigue from AZ Alkmaar game, the climate to their club is very good at the moment. They spent a lot during summer to strengthen their roster, and this should be visible to the field very soon. Goalkeeper Sifakis and midfielder Ballas are out of the squad today, but key midfielder Iglesias is back to the team.
Aris started the season with two defeats against both newcomers of the league. They lost at home against Kalloni 0:2, and they are the only team without a point to the league till now. They did not left a good impression till now and seems that they will have a very difficult season as they are in deep problems this year with their administration trying to find resources to pay players etc.
As it is well known, Aris have several problems this season, they got a transfers embargo due to debts, and they could sign only free players under 24 years old. Generally the roster quality felt so much during the last two years, and now they have lot of unknown young players who could compete in lower divisions in normal conditions. Key defender Pulido and key striker Aganzo are both out of the squad.
Everything indicates that Atromitos is ready for the first victory of the season, and in my opinion this will be an easy match for them.