Levadiakos vs Panathinaikos: Preview and Prediction

Panathinaikos have taken just one point from their last three Greece. SuperLeague matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Panathinaikos are still seventh overall in the table, but the distance between them and the Continental qualification positions is slowly getting bigger. Saturday’s match at home to reigning champions Levadiakos should prove no easy feat either – Panathinaikos haven’t won against any Greece. SuperLeague leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Levadiakos have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Levadiakos dominated and humiliated their opponent with a 8-0 win at home last weekend, which also saw their striker net his first hat-trick of 2017, to become the Greece. SuperLeague’s joint top scorer (19 goals) in the process, before easing their way through to the semi-finals of the national cup at home to opponent during the week (3-0 win).

Levadiakos are clear favourites here at 4/9 with bet365, but we feel that backing “both teams to score” at 21/20 has some decent potential for the following reasons:

Most people know about Levadiakos and their striker, and for good reason too. He is a world class striker and currently in top form, with seven goals from his last four competitive outings. He’s also scored three goals in Levadiakos’s last four on the road so you’d fancy him to continue this run as an anytime goalscorer at 4/7 with bet365. However, Panathinaikos are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Panathinaikos took a point away from Levadiakos (1-1 draw).

Notably, Levadiakos’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Levadiakos have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Greece. SuperLeague away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Panathinaikos, and the added strain following their mid-week national cup match, where the league leaders fielded a full strength squad, should add even more value to Panathinaikos getting one against them.

Regarding a correct score bet, though Panathinaikos are unbeaten at home this season (W5 D5), Levadiakos hold the best away record in the Greece. SuperLeague (W8 D2 L1). Panathinaikos’s poor track record against much stronger sides, combined with Levadiakos’s return to goal-scoring form, means we feel the Levadiakosns could sneak another win here. As such, we feel there’s decent value to be had backing a 2-1 Levadiakos win at 15/2 with bet365.

Levadiakos vs Panathinaikos: Preview and Prediction

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