Monday, October 3, 2022

Prediction: Panathinaikos vs Slavia Prague

Prediction: Panathinaikos to win 3-0

Best Odds: 18/1

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Panathinaikos and Slavia Prague will face each other in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League this week. The match will be held at Stadio Apostolos Nikolaidis in Athens and is scheduled to kick off at 6:30pm UK time on Thursday.

Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos are one of the biggest clubs in Greece and one of the most successful as well. The Greens have won the Greek Super League as many as 20 times, although they last clinched the title back in 2009-10. They also have won the Green Super Cup on three occasions and reached the final of the European Cup in 1971.

Greek giants Panathinaikos have not been that successful in recent seasons and ended up as low as fourth in the Greek Super League table with 61 points from 36 matches, as many as 22 points behind eventual winners Olympiakos. They have been very active in the summer transfer window, bringing in Benjamin Verbic, Hörður Magnússon and Andraž Šporar among other players.

Panathinaikos suffered a 2-0 defeat to Slavia Prague away from home in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Greek giants have an uphill battle in the second leg, but they will have their fans behind them and also have a strong team.

Team News:

Adam Gnezda Čerin, Andraž Šporar, Sebastian Alberto Palacios, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Alberto Brignoli, Cristian Ganea Hördur Magnússon, Zvonimir Šarlija, Adam Gnezda and Čerin Dimitris Kourbelis all are available.

Slavia Prague

Slavia Prague are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the Czech Republic. They have won the Czech First League as many as seven times and the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions. They last won the league title in 2020-21. Slavia Prague have also clinched the Czech Cup on six occasions and the Czechoslovak Cup thrice.

Jindřich Trpišovský’s side finished at the top of 2021–22 Czech First League table in the regular season with 73 points from 30 matches, a point ahead of second-placed Viktoria Plzen. Then in the Championship round, Slavia Prague ended up second with 78 points from 35 matches, seven points behind eventual winners Viktoria Plzen.

Slavia Prague won the first leg of third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League against Panathinaikos 2-0 at home. It was a big win against one of the biggest clubs from Greece.

Team News:

Aleš Mandous, Christ Joël Tiehi, Murphy Dorley, David Douděra Tomáš Holeš, Lukáš Provod, Ewerton, Ibrahim Traoré, Peter Olayinka, Václav Jurečka and Václav Jurečka all are available.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Panathinaikos have won 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Panathinaikos have lost 2 of their last 5 matches.
  • Slavia Prague have won 4 of their last 5 games.
  • Slavia Prague have lost 1 of their last 5 games.
  • Slavia Prague have won 2 and lost 1 of their last 3 UEFA Europa Conference League matches.

Conclusion

Slavia Prague will be buoyant about their chances of progressing from the tie given their lead from the first leg, but Panathinaikos at home are a different proposition and could turn around the tie and win the second leg in front of their own fans.

Prediction: Panathinaikos to win 3-0

Best Odds: 18/1

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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