Panathinaikos will have to produce the remarkable as they await a visit from AEK, with three points a must if they wish to keep their hopes of winning the premiership alive.

The “Trifylli” takes on Enosi at “Leoforos” Stadium on Thursday morning in the third round of the Greek Super League play-offs, with the contest being of utmost importance to the hosts.

The Greens fell six points behind AEK after their loss to PAOK last matchday, meaning that they have to gain ground on the current league leaders as soon as possible, which makes this particular game all the more crucial.

For AEK, victory would not only deliver a damaging blow to a title rival but also guarantee they hold onto their two-point gap over PAOK, their nearest challengers at the moment.

A win to Panathinaikos would drastically improve their morale and position, though it will take a significant amount of effort on their part as the “yellow-blacks” have only lost once in the league this season.

PAOK will no doubt be watching eagerly with the hope of AEK dropping points, but their foremost concern will be to ensure maximum points in their contest against Lamia at “Toumba” Stadium.

The Thessaloniki giants scored an impressive success over Panathinaikos last round, though that good work would almost feel like it has gone to waste if they fail to defeat their Fthiotida opponents.

The match is clearly the easiest game on paper for PAOK in the play-offs, which almost makes it more important they win.

Lamia will no doubt give their all to cause am upset which, if successful, could throw a major spanner in the works of PAOK’s title push.

Olympiacos battles Aris at “Georgios Karaiskakis” ground with the target of getting back to winning ways.

The Piraeus giants have started their play-offs campaign terribly with two straight losses that has greatly reduced their chances of winning the championship.

However, they are still firmly in the mix for the European qualifying spots (top three) and so will definitely eye this clash as an important one to win.

Aris comes in with supreme confidence after defeating PAOK and Lamia in their opening play-offs fixtures, putting them in great spirits as they attempt to earn another massive scalp and add to Olympiacos’ woes.

Play-offs Rd 3 fixtures (AEDT)

Olympiacos-Aris: 2am, Thu 04 Apr

PAOK-Lamia: 3.30am, Thu 04 Apr

Panathinaikos-AEK: 5am, Thu 04 Apr