Panathanaikos v Ergotelis Betting Preview

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Venue: Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens
Kick off time: 16:00 hrs BST

Panathanaikos will entertain Ergotelis in the Greek Super League as both sides go head to head in the tenth round of matches in the competition. While the hosts are in fifth position in the league charts, visitors Ergotelis are 16th and flirting with the relegation zone. The teams are separated by 10 points already this season which goes on to show the gulf in class between the two sides.

Panathanaikos’ form: L-W-W-L-W

Panathanaikos are coming into this game on the backs of a 2-1 win over PAOK Thessaliniki FC on November 9 before the European leagues were halted for a week thanks to the international break in the calendar. The hosts had slumped to a 2-3 home defeat in the Europa League to PSV Eindhoven just before they played against PAOK.

The side were beaten by Olympiakos in the league by a solitary goal on October 26. The side have since gone on to win against Panaitolikos GFS Agrinio in the Cup (3-1) and had won their league game against PAE APS Atromitos Athens 2-0.

Ergotelis’ form: D-L-L-D-W

The visitors have gone through an extremely tough period in the league with just the one win in their last five competitive fixtures. Crucially, the win had come in their last game against Platanias FC in the Cup.

Ergotelis have drawn against PAE APS Atromitos Athens (1-1) and Veria FC (2-2) on October 25 and November 8 respectively besides losing a couple of games against Veria (0-2) and PAOK Thessaliniki FC (0-2) on October 29 and November 2 respectively.

Key Players

Panathanaikos: Former Fulham striker Mladen Petric has been in some good form off late. Although he has not scored a lot of goals, the 33 year old has played a crucial role in this team.

Ergotelis: Their strikers have been below par this season and 21 year old midfielder Bruno Halkiadakis has been quite phenomenal at the same time. With 3 goals and 2 assists to his name in the league already this season, he will be looking to kick on and have a good game at the weekend.

Betting Advice

Panathanaikos (1.36 at bet365) should be able to win this game. The gulf in quality is just far too much with the visitors starting out at 9.5 with BetVictor to make this their game. A draw is at 4.75 with William Hill.