The big three of Athens, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and AEK, will all seek to record their second successive wins of the new Greek Super League season this weekend.
Defending champions Olympiakos will make the short trip from Piraeus to Athens today as the second round of fixtures get underway.
Olympiakos, coming off a 3-0 home win against Panionios in their opening game last week, will take on Levadiakos, in what is billed as an away game for the champions after levadiakos home stadium was deemed unfit to host the match.
Olympiakos had an easy start to the competition last week, making light work of Panionios as they evnetually ran out 3-0 winners.
Under new coach Marco Silva, the team, which has made several changes to the side that won the league last year, took the lead in the 25th minute when Kostas Fourtounis scored a great goal following a cross from Jimmy Durmaz.
The hosts doubled their lead in the 72nd minute through Greek Under-21 midfielder Andreas Bouchalakis before substitute Mathiew Dossevi rounded off the scoring with a long range strike in time added on.
In their first game of the season Levadiakos lost 1-0 at Atromitos.
The second game of this weekend is Panthrakikos against Veria in Komotini. Home side Panthrakikos lost their first game of the year 2-0 away at Asteras Tripolis, while Veria drew last week 1-1 against PAS Giannena.
Tonight’s late game will see Xanthi, which drew 0-0 with PAOK in Thessaloniki last week, host AEK Athens.
AEK made a triumphant return to top flight football following a two-year absence with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Platanias at the Olympic Stadium.
Goals from Venezuelan forward Ronald Vargas, Brazilian defender Rodrigo Galo and Greek striker Christos Aravidis saw AEK take the three points. Galo’s goal, a beautiful strike following a great run on the left flank, was deemed the goal of the week in the first round of fixtures.
There are four games scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday), including Asteras Tripolis against Panaitolikos and the first home game of the season for newly promoted Iraklis against another historic team Panionios.
Panathinaikos, who came from behind to record a valuable 1-2 away victory at Panaitolikos last week, also play on Sunday, entertaining AEL Kallonis in Athens.
Meanwhile PAOK, who started their campaign with a disappointing 0-0 home draw against Xanthi, play in Sunday’s late game, away to PAS Giannena.
The round draws to a close on Monday when Platanias host Atromitos in Crete.