Doxa Proskiniton vs Orfeas Xanthis: Preview and Prediction

Orfeas Xanthis have taken just one point from their last three Greece. League 2 matches, following last weekend’s 3-1 defeat away to their opponent. Orfeas Xanthis 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 Doxa Proskiniton should prove no easy feat either – Orfeas Xanthis haven’t won against any Greece. League 2 leader since September 2008 and, notably, are without a win against any side currently within the top eight so far this season.

Doxa Proskiniton have turned around their “unconvincing” run in style over the past 7 days. Doxa Proskiniton 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. League 2’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).

Doxa Proskiniton 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 Doxa Proskiniton 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 Doxa Proskiniton’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, Orfeas Xanthis are not without a weapon of their own in French striker.Not to mention that he scored against the visitors earlier this season when Orfeas Xanthis took a point away from Doxa Proskiniton (1-1 draw).

Notably, Doxa Proskiniton’s recent domination has in fact come from matches at home. Doxa Proskiniton have failed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four Greece. League 2 away matches, including against some much weaker teams than Orfeas Xanthis, 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 Orfeas Xanthis getting one against them.

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

Doxa Proskiniton vs Orfeas Xanthis: Preview and Prediction

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