The tenth round of the Greek Super League takes place this weekend and there are several interesting match-ups on the agenda!
In the traditional Athenian derby, Panathinaikos will host AEK at the Olympic Stadium in an attempt to repeat last week’s performance against PAOK.
The greens, who remain undefeated in all their derbies so far this season, hope their efforts will result in a victory.
Manager Giorgos Donis will not be on his team’s bench for the encounter after his poor decision to shove the fourth official in last week’s game in Thessaloniki.
Meanwhile at the AEK camp, spirits are high but Nikos Kostenoglou has several issues to deal with as Kostas Galanopoulos and Niklas Hult have both come up with stomach viruses and are highly doubtful for Sunday’s game.
Additionally, Victor Klonaridis is still struggling with his own long-term injury and the options are limited. Both teams will want to walk away with all three points, each for their own reasons.
Panathinaikos are hoping to move up from the middle of the table while the Enosi will want to maintain a close distance to the top.
One day earlier, champions PAOK will face a tough challenge at the home ground of OFI, who are currently fourth and have made a very impressive start to their season.
Portuguese manager Abel Ferreira is still struggling to fill the voids left by central defender Fernando Varela and Brazilian midfielder Mauricio, with both of them returning to action after the upcoming international break.
Meanwhile, in Piraeus, table-leaders Olympiacos will need to overcome both Atromitos and their own exhaustion after their mid-week game against Bayern Munich for the Champions League.
Manager Pedro Martins will be looking to boost his team’s attacking potential and a starting position for both Mathieu Valbuena and Youssef El Arabi are highly likely.
In defence, it’s highly likely that the duet of former Brisbane Roar player Avraam Papadopoulos and Tunisian international Yassine Meriah will make its debut, with Ruben Semedo taking some much needed time off the field.
The visitors are highly likely to be without the services of former Melbourne Victory midfielder Raul Baena, who suffered an injury on his ligaments during training.
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GREEK SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 10 SCHEDULE
Saturday 9 November
5:00 pm Volos – Panetolikos
7:00 pm OFI – PAOK
Sunday 10 November
3:00 pm Aris – Asteras Tripolis
5:00 pm Xanthi – Panionios
5:00 pm Olympiacos – Atromitos
7:00 pm Panathinaikos – AEK
Monday 11 November
7:00 pm AEL – Lamia