PREVIEW & PREDICTION – PAOK vs Olympiakos Piraeus 25/02/2018

PREVIEW & PREDICTION – PAOK vs Olympiakos Piraeus 25/02/2018

The two Greek top teams PAOK Thessaloniki and Olympiacos Piraeus will meet this Sunday. The 23rd round of the Greek Super League is about a lot. Olympiakos wants to reduce the gap to the top. PAOK is at this point and can develop in the direct duel nine points ahead. The two teams were already facing each other in October, with Olympiakos won the home game 1-0. That is why the betting odds are astonishing in a victory for Olympiacos Piraeus. For the team from Piraeus, the championship is the last chance for a title this year. The match will kick off at 18:30 at the Toumba Stadium.


PAOK is playing an absolutely outstanding season. The team from Thessaloniki has lost only two games so far. In the away games against AEK (1: 0) and against today’s opponents (1: 0) conceded the front runners defeats. Since the end of November, PAOK won every match. Most of them very clear. This can also be read off the goal difference. PAOK scored 44 goals in 22 games and received only eight goals. It is no wonder that PAOK is at the top of the table. Especially at home convinced PAOK: 30 points from ten games! In today’s game, PAOK has a lot to do. The footballers from the second largest city of Greece could decide the championship with a victory. The gap on Olympiakos in this case would be nine points, so only AEK Athens would still be in the race for the title.

Also in the cup it runs for the team as desired. The quarterfinal won PAOK sovereign against Atromitos. In the first leg convinced the league leaders. Already after 19 minutes the home team took the lead. Shortly before the end of the game doubled Skakhov and thus laid the foundation for the second leg. The Ukrainian opens the score in this second leg in Athens. Thus, the progress was sealed. In the semifinals Panionios is waiting as an opponent. Although the direct start of the two teams ended in a draw, PAOK goes down as the clear favorite in the first leg of the semi-finals. Thus, PAOK can imagine great chances for the final. This gives PAOK the opportunity to do the double this season.

Olympiacos Piraeus:

Olympiakos Piraeus is not as dominant as usual this season. After a bad start, Piräus has recovered and found his way back to winning ways. The New Year did not bring Olympiakos much luck. The reigning champion was beaten twice by AEK Athens within three days. In these decisive games Olympiakos has not convinced. This has lost the cup victory. Last season, Piräus failed AEK in the Cup. Also in the championship AEK has distanced Olympiakos. Thus, Olympiakos must win the upcoming match if they want to continue to play for the title. Otherwise, the distance to the top would be too big. This would be a novelty in Greece. Since the season 2010/11 Olympiakos has always been champion. Bright spot for Piraeus is their offensive. With 45 goals scored Olympiakos represents the best attack in the league. Except for the cup match against AEK the series champion scored in each game at least one hit. We believe that Olympiakos can also score a goal in this game.

Olympiakos is no longer represented on the European stage this season. Only one point could earn the Greeks in the group D. This against Barcelona. Against the Italian series champions Juventus and against Sporting significant defeats were recorded in both games. After leaving the Cup and the Champions League Olympiakos has only one chance to win a title this season. For this possibility to be maintained, a victory must come forth. Therefore, the teams in this away game will throw the whole experience into the balance and win the game.

PREDICTION: PAOK to win @ 1.75