Super League duel: Close contest expected between Panathinaikos and AEK Athens

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Competition: Greece Super League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis

Panathinaikos will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 3 points behind AEK Athens.

Insights:
  • Panathinaikos has the fewest points from losing position (1) in Super League
  • AEK Athens has the most points (25) away in Super League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

These teams are located so close to each other that their supporters eat in the same restaurants, hang out at the same night clubs and give birth at the same hospitals. This means added importance to the game and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Panathinaikos form and stats

6-3-2 (win-draw-lost) are the Super League numbers at home for Panathinaikos so far this season.

The fans are hoping that Panathinaikos will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-1 away loss in the Super League game against Panaitolikos (placed 12th). Prior to that, an away loss at PAS Giannina in the Greek Cup.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Panathinaikos, as the Greek Cup home game vs PAS Giannina is only three days away.

Panathinaikos are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 12 goals in 11 games. Defensively Panathinaikos have been outstanding, conceding less than half a goal on average per home game in the league (5 in 11 games). For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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AEK Athens form and stats

AEK Athens, who have the most points (25) away in Super League, have an excellent away record in the Super League so far with 8-1-2 from 11 games. Athens has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

AEK Athens delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against Asteras Tripolis (placed 6th) in their previous match; a Super League game. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Larissa at their stadium, the result 4-2.

An inspired comeback made the scores level in Athens's duel with Asteras Tripolis. It looked bad at 0-2 but the team were not done and fought back to 2-2 after Damian Szymański found the equalizer.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Athens manager M. Jiménez Jiménez as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Volos NFC.

The travelling fans enjoy AEK Athens's attacking play in away games, having scored 19 goals in 11 league matches away. AEK Athens have conceded 12 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result AEK Athens - Panathinaikos 1-2 entered in the official records. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Panathinaikos won three games, four matches ended with a draw and AEK Athens has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

AEK AthensK. Ansarifard
K. Ansarifard
8 goals
PanathinaikosC. López Huesca
C. López Huesca
6 goals
AEK AthensN. Castro Oliveira
N. Castro Oliveira
5 goals

Panathinaikos missing players

AEK Athens missing players

Panathinaikos AEK Athens
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 11 2 Played P 3 11 23
12 6 1 Won W 2 8 13
5 3 0 Drew D 0 1 5
6 2 1 Lost L 1 2 5
27 12 2 Scored S 3 19 38
16 5 2 Conceded C 2 12 27
91% 82% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
57% 55% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 64% 78%
26% 18% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 45% 52%
9% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 26%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 13%
35% 27% 50% BTTS BTTS 33% 36% 52%
43% 55% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 45% 30%
30% 36% 50% Failed to Score F T 33% 18% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.7 2.8 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3 2.6
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
8.7 8.6 9 Shots (avg) S ( 10.7 9.9 11.7
3.9 3.9 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4.6 5
30% 28% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 37% 33%
Key stats in Super League this season:
  • AEK Athens has the most points (25) away in Super League
  • AEK Athens haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Panathinaikos has the fewest points from losing position (1) in Super League
  • Panathinaikos have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Olympiakos Piraeus 23 18 4 1 56 11 12 11 1 0 32 3 11 7 3 1 24 8 45 58
2 PAOK 23 13 7 3 45 20 12 8 4 0 28 9 11 5 3 3 17 11 25 46
3 Aris 23 13 5 5 28 14 11 6 2 3 12 7 12 7 3 2 16 7 14 44
4 AEK Athens 23 13 5 5 38 27 12 5 4 3 19 15 11 8 1 2 19 12 11 44
5 Panathinaikos 23 12 5 6 27 16 11 6 3 2 12 5 12 6 2 4 15 11 11 41
6 Asteras Tripolis 23 10 8 5 24 22 11 6 3 2 11 8 12 4 5 3 13 14 2 38
7 Volos NFC 23 7 9 7 24 29 11 3 4 4 8 11 12 4 5 3 16 18 -5 30
8 Atromitos 23 6 8 9 23 31 12 4 4 4 15 16 11 2 4 5 8 15 -8 26
9 PAS Giannina 23 6 6 11 21 26 12 2 4 6 8 13 11 4 2 5 13 13 -5 24
10 Apollon Smirnis 23 6 4 13 23 32 11 2 1 8 12 20 12 4 3 5 11 12 -9 22
11 OFI 23 5 4 14 19 37 12 2 3 7 10 21 11 3 1 7 9 16 -18 19
12 Panaitolikos 23 3 8 12 12 30 12 3 3 6 10 15 11 0 5 6 2 15 -18 17
13 Lamia 21 3 6 12 11 34 10 2 2 6 7 17 11 1 4 6 4 17 -23 15
14 Larissa 21 1 7 13 12 34 10 0 5 5 5 14 11 1 2 8 7 20 -22 10

Read more about Super League

The Super League is the highest level of football in Greece. The league has 16 teams playing two fixtures against each other, for a total of 30 games each. The season runs from August to May to decide a final league table. The “big three” (Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens; all from Athens) dominate this league.