The Greek Super League is fascinating. The quality is great, too. And since Greece won the Euros in 2004, stunning everyone including themselves, the competition has continued to receive fine attention.
The likes of Olympiacos, PAOK and Panathinaikos have held their own in European tournaments. Quite.
The defending champions, Olympiacos are on course to successfully defend the title. Well, they have won it in the last two seasons.
There are 14 teams in the league. Hence, they play each other home and away for the regular season. The top six teams go on to participate in a playoff to determine the eventual champions. There is a relegation playoff for the bottom 8 teams too.
Olympiacos eased through the regular season losing just one match. They remain top with three matches played so far in the playoffs, the gap between them and second place 11 points.
With seven matches still to go, some patterns have played out. Intelligent punters with interests in the Greek Super League can maximise these options.
Here are four juicy bet options:
Olympiacos Double Chance
The Super League champions have been in a class of their own. But for the silly draws they have picked at times, they should really be home and dry.
Pedro Martins has built a formidable team since he was appointed in 2018. Only once has he failed to lift the title with this side. Only a Round of 32 exit to Atalanta in the Europa League casts a dent on a successful season.
While the Thrylos tend to score with relative ease, the quality of their defending has been eye-catching, a reason they have conceded a mere 14 goals. They have lost just once too.
And really, it is not difficult to understand why they have been largely impregnable this campaign. A central defence pairing of Kostas Manolas and Sokratis Papastathoupoulos only means one thing: thou shall not pass. That is a combined age of 63 years.
Mathieu Valbuena also keeps things ticking in midfield. Youssef El-Arabi has contributed 12 goals this term.
This is a brilliant option with reduced risks, one every punter should latch on to.
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving AEK Athens
AEK remain one of the more stable teams in the Super League. Even when they do not win the title, they are never really far from winning. Of course, they last won it four seasons ago.
This season, they sit in third place but with no real objective of silverware. They lost out in the quarter-finals of the Greek Cup to PAOK and were defeated on penalties in the second qualifying round of the Europa Conference League.
For all of the brilliance they exude offensively, the defence has remained the Achilles heel. Indeed, their ability to keep a disciplined backline has been their undoing. The Enosis has accumulated four red cards so far.
Sokratis Ofrydopoulos’ men have conceded the most goals in the top six. Interestingly, in six draws they have recorded this term, half of them have come in their last five matches.
They have accumulated 17 goal/goal results in 29 matches played. This is one option that guarantees great rewards.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving PAOK
PAOK is one of the most entertaining teams in the Super League. Razvan Lucescu is back for his second stint at the club and, boy is he excelling.
The Nothern Greek side takes on Marseille tonight in the quarterfinal of the Europa Conference League. Even then, they sit in second place having scored the most goals in the division.
The interesting bit is that Jasmin Kurtic has scored the most goals (15) for them while playing in central midfield.
And when Kurtic is not on the score sheet, they are taking turns to score. Former Arsenal forward, Chuba Akpom has managed six goals as well.
They have recorded 22 over 1.5 results this season. This is a must-have for every punter interested in the Super League.
Under 3.5 Goals In Matches Involving Aris
When Aris tell their story this season, they will title it “bravery,” because that is what they have been this season, brave.
So far, they have been responsible for Olympiacos’ only defeat, they have beaten PAOK and Panathinaikos. They cannot match the offensive power of the top two teams, but they are no slouches defensively either.
They have conceded more than two goals just once so far while keeping clean sheets in their last two matches.
For the most part, German Burgos has stuck with three centre backs, giving protection to Julian in goal. In return, the Spanish goalkeeper has kept 14 clean sheets.
Aris has recorded 25 under 3.5 results this campaign. This is certainly a high-reward-low risk option.