Platanias vs Apollon Smyrnis by Isaiah
Platanias lost the last game away to PAOK (1:0), in a game where in general they controlled the pace, defended effectively and limited PAOK only to 2-3 opportunities. All in all they played better than PAOK, who was lucky to have Serb striker Vukic in a great day once again, who scored a great goal.
This defeat was the first one for Platanias after four consecutive draws in the league. The Cretans are looking to win against Apollon Smyrnis today to have the upper hand in the qualification case. At the same time they want to celebrate their first victory in an official game against a team in the same division, a result which will help them improve their morale.Only right back David Cerra will miss the game due to injury.
Generally Platanias has a very good roster and they can easily stay at Super League this season. They are clearly improved in comparison with last season, as they signed many Spaniards during summer (David Torres, Toni Moral, Juan Aguilera, Cristian Castells, David Cerra).
Apollon Smyrnis suffered another defeat in the league, this time away to Atromitos with the score of 2:0. Again they had a very mediocre game and except 2-3 shots they had nothing else to show in their game.
After winning the first game of the season against Aris, they scored just one goal in four games and had pathetic performances. The game of next Sunday against Levadiakos is particularly important for them and a possible negative result is likely to bring changes to their club.
They are not interested for the Cup like other teams and their coach decided to rest all the first eleven just to be more fresh for the league game against Levadiakos. Goalkeeper Tzorvas, defender Delizisis , defender Chatzizisis, midfielder Camara, midfielder Guela, midfielder Hegon, striker Tsiligkiris and striker Petropoulos are all out of the squad.
An easy win for Platanias is excepted, the best bet from Greek Cup today.