AEK, PAOK, And Panionios In Away Tests (Matchday 6 Preview)

AEK, PAOK, And Panionios In Away Tests (Matchday 6 Preview)


Date Home Team Time Away Team
30-Sep-17 Platanias 9:00 AM Panetolikos
30-Sep-17 Panathinaikos 11:15 AM PAS Giannina
30-Sep-17 Larissa 1:30 PM PAOK
1-Oct-17 Olympiacos 9:00 AM Atromitos
1-Oct-17 Kerkyra 11:15 AM Xanthi
1-Oct-17 Levadiakos 11:15 AM Apollon Smyrnis
1-Oct-17 Asteras Tripolis 1:30 PM AEK
2-Oct-17 Lamia 12:30 PM Panionios

AGONAsport’s George Tsitsonis brings you a full preview for matchday 6 of the Greek SuperLeague.

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Matchday 6 of the 2017/18 Greek Super League kicks off on Saturday in the aftermath of AEK’s stunning 3-2 comeback over Olympiacos last weekend. The victory put the Kitrinomavri five points clear of the defending champions and two points ahead of the chasing duo of PAOK and Panionios.

AEK will seek to remain top of the table in the AGONAsport Match of the Week as they head to Tripoli to take on Asteras Tripolis on Sunday night. Asteras are looking to change the narrative of their season after going winless in their first five matches and losing their first two matches at home.

PAOK and Panionios, currently joint second in the table on 11 points, will both be tested away from home this weekend. PAOK go to AEL FC Arena to take on bottom of the table Larisa in Saturday’s late match. Larisa, already on their third coach of the season, must find a way to stop leaking goals. The Vissini have conceded 13 goals in five matches. PAOK have only scored five times in five matches, but have the league’s best defense having conceded only one goal thus far.

Panionios are away to Lamia in the Monday night match. Lamia have had a decent start to the season as a promoted side, however are coming off a disappointing display in a loss to Atromitos. Panionios thrashed Larisa 4-1 last weekend. 

Olympiacos will be seeking a confidence boost when they face off against Atromitos on Sunday. It looks like a tricky match for Takis Lemonis’ side as Atromitos have shown they are a tough nut to crack. The Peristeri side are undefeated on the season with one win and four draws. That win did come last week though in a 3-0 thumping of Lamia. 

Also on Sunday, another undefeated side, Levadiakos, are in action against Apollon Smyrni. Levadiakos have had a very positive start to the season with seven points from their first five matches. Apollon meanwhile are finding life tough in the top-flight. Two points from five matches and a defeat last week to Platanias at home cost coach Akis Mantzios his job. Croatian boss Zoran Vulic will take control of the club for the first time this weekend. At the same time, Xanthi will travel to Kerkyra in a tricky away test.

Two matches open up the weekend schedule. Panathinaikos try to halt their recent slide as they welcome PAS Giannina. Panathinaikos’ terrible start seemed to reach a new low with last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Panetolikos. And in the match that will kick things off for Matchday 6, Platanias and Panetolikos both try to make it two wins in a row when they lock horns in Chania. 

by George Tsitsonis
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