Panathinaikos takes on rivals Olympiakos Piraeus in the Mother of All Battles

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Competition: Greece Super League
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 17:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis (69638 seats)

Super League: Two sides who have performed superbly thus far. Get smart on Panathinaikos - Olympiakos Piraeus with this complete preview!

Insights:
  • Panathinaikos have the most points (22) at home in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the fewest conceded goals (9) in Super League

There’s a great name for when these two teams meet in sports: The Derby of the eternal rivals. Also called the Mother of all battles. This derby is a classic in Greek sports and well-known also globally. The two teams come from Athens, the capital of Greece. With Panathinaikos traditionally considered a high class club while Olympiacos was working class, everything is set for a classic cultural and sporting rivalry.

Both participants have had a decent time to rest since their previous effort on the pitch. Let's wish for an enthusiastic match!

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Panathinaikos form and stats

Panathinaikos have performed here at Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis this season with 7 wins from 9 Super League matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 1. Ever since the PAOK game Panathinaikos has been unbeatable here at Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis producing four straight wins.

The fans are hoping that Panathinaikos will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-3 away loss in the Super League game against Volos NFC (placed 9th).

Ahead of that match, Panathinaikos won a home game hosting Aris (2-0).

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Anagennisi Karditsas are coming to town in three days.

Goals decide football matches and Panathinaikos are scoring many of them at home; 22 on target from 9 league matches. Panathinaikos have only conceded 5 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Olympiakos Piraeus form and stats

The away performances of Olympiakos Piraeus have been very solid so far with 7 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats in the Super League. The question is whether this happy travelling can continue. Things are running smoothly for Olympiakos who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 16 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Atromitos.

The Olympiakos goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 434 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Olympiakos Piraeus has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Apollon Smirnis for a Super League game that ended a draw (0-0).

Before that, Olympiakos secured a home win against Levadiakos with the score 2-0.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only three days as another away game awaits: The Greek Cup trip to Panaitolikos.

The Olympiakos manager da Mota Vieira Martins has got the team scoring on the road, with 17 away goals in 8 league matches. It's not easy to score on Olympiakos Piraeus as they have only conceded 6 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The two duelists also faced each other before this match year: Olympiakos Piraeus - Panathinaikos 0-0. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's one Panathinaikos victory, four draws and five Olympiakos Piraeus wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

PanathinaikosC. López Huesca
C. López Huesca
9 goals
Olympiakos PiraeusY. El-Arabi
Y. El-Arabi
9 goals
PanathinaikosM. da Silveira Júnior
M. da Silveira Júnior
4 goals

Panathinaikos missing players

Olympiakos Piraeus missing players

Panathinaikos Olympiakos Piraeus
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
16 9 1 Played P 1 8 16
8 7 0 Won W 1 7 13
2 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
6 1 1 Lost L 0 0 0
27 22 1 Scored S 3 17 28
14 5 3 Conceded C 2 6 9
88% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 88% 81%
69% 89% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 62%
44% 44% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 75% 56%
38% 44% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 25% 19%
12% 22% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 12% 12%
38% 33% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 62% 50%
44% 67% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 38% 50%
31% 11% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 12% 19%
 
4.1 3.9 5 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.1 5.6
3 2.7 4 Corners against (avg) C A 11 4.8 3.8
1.8 1.4 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1 1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.1 10.8 10 Shots (avg) S ( 12 13.9 16
4.2 5.2 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 7 4 4.2
40% 47% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 53% 41%
 
8.6 6.7 14 Shots against (avg) S A 15 9.2 8.2
2.8 2.6 7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4 2.5 2.2
Key stats in Super League this season:
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have not yet lost a game.
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the fewest conceded goals (9) in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the most clean sheets (8) in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the most points (22) away in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the most scored goals (17) away in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the the best goal difference (+11) away in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus have the the best goal difference (+19) in Super League
  • Olympiakos Piraeus is in the best form (5-1-0) in Super League
  • Panathinaikos have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Panathinaikos have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Panathinaikos have the most clean sheets (6) at home in Super League
  • Panathinaikos have the most points (22) at home in Super League
  • Panathinaikos have the most scored goals (22) at home in Super League
  • Panathinaikos have the the best goal difference (+17) at home in Super League

  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 16 13 3 0 28 9 8 6 2 0 11 3 8 7 1 0 17 6 19 42
2 AEK Athens 16 10 3 3 29 16 7 5 0 2 13 6 9 5 3 1 16 10 13 33
3 PAOK 15 9 1 5 31 20 7 4 1 2 15 10 8 5 0 3 16 10 11 28
4 Panathinaikos 16 8 2 6 27 14 9 7 1 1 22 5 7 1 1 5 5 9 13 26
5 PAS Giannina 17 7 5 5 21 17 9 4 2 3 12 12 8 3 3 2 9 5 4 26
6 OFI 16 5 8 3 18 16 9 2 5 2 11 12 7 3 3 1 7 4 2 23
7 Aris 16 8 3 5 17 15 7 4 2 1 8 6 9 4 1 4 9 9 2 21
8 Asteras Tripolis 16 5 5 6 16 15 8 4 1 3 10 7 8 1 4 3 6 8 1 20
9 Volos NFC 15 5 3 7 27 30 8 4 0 4 13 12 7 1 3 3 14 18 -3 18
10 Panaitolikos 15 4 3 8 16 27 8 2 2 4 9 12 7 2 1 4 7 15 -11 15
11 Ionikos 16 3 5 8 13 21 7 2 3 2 7 7 9 1 2 6 6 14 -8 14
12 Lamia 16 2 5 9 13 22 8 0 3 5 8 15 8 2 2 4 5 7 -9 11
13 Atromitos 15 2 3 10 14 32 7 2 1 4 9 12 8 0 2 6 5 20 -18 9
14 Apollon Smirnis 13 1 5 7 7 23 7 1 4 2 4 6 6 0 1 5 3 17 -16 8

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.